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25 Years
Lee Abbott and Endorphin Films have been around.  From the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes "Awards Season" for E! to the #1 Download on Netflix, to Home Makovers for Fox, to Culinary and Wine productions, to country music videos - basically whatever idea you have Endorphin Films can deliver.
Santa Barbara
Escape LA or New York - and come to the American Riviera for your next production.  From stunning locations to Luxury Hotels and Cuisine. 

Come to Santa Barbara and call it "Work".
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Chef Lee's
3 MILLION VIEWS
In 2017 for just 2 clients, The California Beef Board, and, John Soules Foods the #1 Fajita producer in the U.S. - Lee created nearly 90 original, video recipes that in total surpassed 3 Million Views on Social Media.  His "Speedy Gourmet" 1 minute recipes made for very effective and tasty marketing.

Take these Grilled Steak Tacos that got over 300,000 views in a little over a week.  Yeah...Lee knows how to cook "Crowd Pleasers"
#1 Fitness App
When NFL Legend Tony Gonzales enters the Fitness Business, he did so with the same guys from EA Sports who put Madden Football on the map.  Endorphin Films produced all the Video Elements of Tony and Team putting the app through its paces.  Here's a tease of the action.
Owner & Executive Producer
LEE ABBOTT
With over 25 years in Entertainment, there is hardly a role Lee Abbott has not served in, on both sides of the camera.  As an Executive Producer who is also a Writer, Director, Director of Photography, Editor, and Voice Over specialist, Lee is able to completely guide a project from scratch to completion, or on bigger projects, direct the talented Network crews he has on his go-to A-Teams.

As a Food Network Finalist on "All Star Academy" Lee also brings a Chef's skillset and eye to Food & Beverage productions. For example, in 2017 for 2 clients, Lee and Endorphin produced over 3 Million Social Network Views with his "Speedy Gourmet" recipes.

Based just 90 minutes North of Hollywood in gorgeous Santa Barbara California, Endorphin Films is a Global production company - with stunning locations right in the backyard.
Philosophy
Lee Abbott has been saying this years before "Video is King" became the catchphrase for Social Media.  These words are more true today than ever.
Top 10 on NETFLIX
 
Stand-Up Comic Craig Shoemaker is sober.  But when his 5 year old son wanted to understand Craig Singing "I'm a Joker, I'm a Smoker, I'm a midnight Toker..." this funny film was born.  More Bill Mahre than Cheech and Chong this was a combination of live stand-up, man on the street, and scripted sketches.  It stayed the top download on Netflix for nearly a year.
Addy Awards
Lee Abbott and Endorphion have received several Addy Awards for commercial work.  In this spot for the Kern County Department of Human Services, some difficult subjects were addressed - and people were moved.  Powerful.
Dove Award
Editing a 9 camera concert plus behind the scenes "at home" and "on the road" footage of the top Pop Band in Christian Rock was quite the mountain of footage to climb.  But as Editor, Lee Abbott played a key role in D.C. Talk "Supernatural" winning the Dove Award for "Best Home Video"
Food Network
How many production companies can claim their Executive Producer has also been a Food Network competitor?  25,000 people applied, 9 made it to the show, and Lee takes it to the very Final Dish...
Pop Culture
G4TV was THE "Nerd" channel.  It broke everything from new gadgetry, to shenanigans at Comic Con, to the E3 Conference and it did it all with brains and humor.  And when they wanted to introduce a new Host to their popular "Attack of the Show" Lee was tapped to go behind the scenes.
Luxury Toys
Lee Abbott loves speed - and the cars that take you there.  In this Pilot "Rodeo Drives" for CAA Lee actually created a "Rally" for 25 Supercars right down Rodeo Drive and out to the Vineyard Malibu Rocky Oaks.  It was quite the sound when all 25 Supercars revved down the center of Beverly Hills.
Luxury Travel
When you check into the Ritz Carlton Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, you've probably already seen Endorphin's work on their website, but when you turn on your "in-room" viewing you get another chance to see the beauty of the sprawling Resort and all the amenities they have to offer.
Tasting Talk
A Video-Blog beer and wine tasting community, Tasting Talk quickly racked up 50,000 views on AOL Food.  As the Programming Director at Food Channel quipped, "We've never been able to crack wine - you did it."  Check this fun clip "Beer on a Boat" shot just outside the Santa Barbara Harbor.
Home Makeovers
For such a big Butch Dude, Lee has a sensitive side... As Director and Producer Lee has contributed to not just the video documenting Newtowk Television transformations for FOX, Lifetime, and HGTV, but through his interviews helped to draw out from the homeowners just "what" sort of style and needs they hope to see.  The results - are priceless.
Business Software
Nothing is quite as boring and confusing as "Business Automation Software".  I mean...what the heck is that?  Here Lee Abbott tackled that for the company this site was built upon ONTRAPORT.
Vintage Vargas
Working at Comic Con for G4TV, Lee noticed that one video game company didn't have the typical G-String clad models strutting around.  Wargaming had WWII era USO looking women.  The idea was spawed to do a classic Soldier Pin-Up Calendar like the classic Varga Girls.  Class and Beauty - 1940's style.
In Development
Lifestyle Food & Wine - this is adventure based cuisine TASTE LIFE.  Currently in negotiations with Network and Sponsors this is the Adrenaline version of Bourdain.  No back-alley eyeball eating or travel to war zones - THIS is your perfect vacation.  It's more than a motto... it's your invitation.  TASTE LIFE!
LEE ABBOTT & ENDORPHIN FILMS


“Plan!t Now hopes to work with Lee Abbott and his company again.
~ Academy Award Winning Actor Morgan Freeman

“Lee Abbott is a visionary, a true artist who shoots from the soul.”
~ Grammy Award Winning Country Music Artist Marty Stuart

BUSINESS
ENDORPHIN FILMS: Boutique Agency & Prod. Co..........................................Owner, EP  ’93 – Present

LUXURY LIFE MEDIA GROUP: Print and Television Co.............Managing Partner, Feb 2018 - Present
ONTRAPORT: Automation Software Co..................Director of Video Production Dept. Aug.’14 - Jan ‘17
- Produced and voiced-over literally hundreds of content videos for the entire Marketing Platform
- Producer and M.C. of their LIVE Stage Event ONTRAPALOOZA inc. live Video elements.

Broadcast Television

Pilot “Taste Life” represented by Kaplan Stahler................................................EP, Director, Editor, Host
​​​​​​​Pilot “Real Food With Chef Bradley Ogden”...........................................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Sizzle “Rodeo Drives” represented by CAA...........................................................Co-EP, Director, Editor
​​​​​​​FOX “Renovate My Family”................................................................................House Director/Producer
​​​​​​​E! Academy Awards ‘08/09 Red Carpet..............................Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
​​​​​​​E! Emmy Awards ‘07/08 Red Carpet...................................Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
​​​​​​​E! SAG Awards ‘08  Red Carpet..........................................Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
​​​​​​​E! “Sexiest Supernaturals” & “Best Break-Up Rebounds” ..........................................................Producer
​​​​​​​Lifetime Television “Merge” Pilot & Series.....................................................................Director/Producer
​​​​​​​ESPN2 “Shreddin’ H2O” series................................................................................EP, Director, Host (1)
​​​​​​​FOX Sports US Open Waterski Championships.........................................................EP, Director, Editor
​​​​​​​FOX Sports US Open Wakeboard Championships.....................................................EP, Director, Editor
​​​​​​​Oxygen US Open Women’s Championships (repackage)....................................................................EP​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​PRIME “Shortline Challenge”.............................................................................EP, Director, Editor, Host
​​​​​​​HGTV “The Antonio Treatment”..................................................................................................Producer
​​​​​​​HGTV/Fine Living “10 Perfect Summer Getaways” ..........................................................Field Producer
​​​​​​​CMT “Running Wild From TED NUGENT” ..................................................................Sr. Story Producer
​​​​​​​G4TV “Attack of the Show” multiple episodes 2006 – 2011.........................Segment Producer+Camera
​​​​​​​G4TV E3 Convention/Press Conference LIVE ’07-‘12.....................................Sr. Producer, Voice Overs
​​​​​​​G4TV “Free Stuff” LIVE Christmas Special”...........................................................Sr. Producer+Camera
​​​​​​​G4TV “Free Stuff” series.............................................................................................Producer+Camera
​​​​​​​G4TV Comic Con 2007 Live (and) Preview Show................................................Producer, Voice Overs
​​​​​​​AXN-TV “Banana George”.................................................................................................................DP
​​​​​​​Discovery Channel “Code Red- Submarine Rescue”........................................................................DP
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Web & Social Media
​​​​​​​California Beef Council 24 video recipes with over 1.5M views...........................Director, Editor, Chef
​​​​​​​John Soules Foods 61 original video recipes with over 1.7M views....................Director, Editor, Chef
​​​​​​​Basil & Salt Magazine Original video recipes with USA Today............................Director, Editor, Chef
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tasting Talk FoodChannel.com+AOLfood.....................................................EP, Director, Editor, Host

Industrial

FITSTAR “Tony Gonzalez NFL Star” ..............................................................EP, Director, Writer (2)
​​​​​​​Bacara Resort & Spa “In-Room & Promotional Videos”.......................................EP, Director, Editor
​​​​​​​Canon USA & Malaysian Board of Tourism stock footage..............................................Director, DP
​​​​​​​Wargaming.net “Wargirls”....................................................................................EP, Director, Editor​​​​​​​
​​​​​​​Malibu Boats “New Leader” ’99-‘03..............EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor, VO, DVD/Web Design
​​​​​​​MET-Rx “3, A Day”.....................................................................................EP, Director, Writer, Host
​​​​​​​NextFit Website.................................................................................................................DP, Editor
​​​​​​​Elephanten Shoes  “Tot’s n’ Pups”................................................................................Director, DP
​​​​​​​Solar Survival Architechture  “The Hut”.........................................Director, DP, Editor, Voice Overs

Commercial

Standing Sun Winery “Great Juice”.............................................................EP. Director, DP, Editor
​​​​​​​Rusty’s Pizza “Fresh & Local”................................................................EP. Director, Writer, Editor
​​​​​​​Kern Co. Dept. Human Services “Just a child”...............EP, Creative Director, Director, Editor (7)
​​​​​​​Meriter Hospital “ME!” Meriter campaigns ’03 through ‘05..........................................Director, DP
​​​​​​​Meriter Hospital “Women’s Health” Meriter campaign ‘02.....................................Director, DP (7)
​​​​​​​Easter Seals “Just A Chair”...................................................................................Director, DP (7)
​​​​​​​Malibu Boats “New Leader New Rules” ’99-’03..........EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor, Voice Over
​​​​​​​Malibu Boats “WOW” campaign....................................................EP, Director, Writer, DP, Editor
​​​​​​​British Knights “Kooks” Deutsch campaign.........................................................EP, Director, DP
​​​​​​​Publishers Clearing House “Anything” campaign Deutsch........................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Publishers Clearing House “It’s You!” campaign, Deutsch........................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Publishers Clearing House “Smile!” Deutsch............................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Publishers Clearing House “Paparazzi” Deutsch......................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Publishers Clearing House “Super Bowl” Deutsch....................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​MET-Rx “Get Serious” MET-Rx.................................................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Cherry Coke “Different”...........................................................................Stunt DP & Coordinator

 Live Speakers Events

Ontrapalooza 2014-2016, 3 Day Conference for Entrepreneurs......Director, Announcer, Editor
​​​​​​​Amplify LIVE 2017, 3 Day Conference for Entrepreneurs................Director, Announcer, Editor

Film & Documentary
Totally Baked feature...........................................................................Director, Writer, Editor (3)
LIVE in the Winery Standing Sun Wines.................................................EP. Director, DP, Editor
RAIN short film..........................................................Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Lead (4)
SUPERCHICKS short film..............................................................Director, Producer, Editor (4)
AMERICAN DREAM short.......................................................Director, Producer, Writer, Editor

TOP MODEL WGA Product Invasion short film.............................................Director, Producer
​​​​​​​SPIRIT OF COUNTRY doc..........................................................Director, Producer, Editor, DP
​​​​​​​FIT AS THE WILD Eco-Challenge doc......................................Director, Producer, Camera (5)
​​​​​​​BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY Cleopatra Records doc......................................DP
​​​​​​​ARMADILLO TEXAS  35mm short........................................................................................DP
​​​​​​​SUPERNATURAL DC Talk, Long Format Home Video...............................................Editor (6)
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Music Video
​​​​​​​Faith Hill “There Will Come A Day”................................................................2nd Unit Director
​​​​​​​Cledus T. Judd  “How Do You Milk A Cow”.............................................................Director (8)
​​​​​​​Cledus T. Judd  “My Cellmate Thinks I’m Sexy”.....................................................Director (8)
​​​​​​​Cledus T. Judd  “Shania I’m Broke!”......................................................................Director  (8)
​​​​​​​Cledus T. Judd  “Coronary Life”..............................................................................Director (8)
​​​​​​​Crooked Fingers  “New Drink for the Old Drunk”..................................................Director, DP
​​​​​​​Jay Teter “Cowboy Ride”.......................................................................................EP, Director
​​​​​​​Dede Day -- EPK Emerald Forrest Ent...............................................EP, Director, DP, Editor
​​​​​​​Lisa Angele “I Wear Your Love”......................................................................... DP 2nd Unit
​​​​​​​Buddy Mondlock  “Poetic Justice”......................................................EP, Director, DP, Editor
​​​​​​​Cause For Concern  “Simple Minded”................................................EP, Director, DP, Editor
​​​​​​​Shaquile O’Neal “Straight Playin”........................................................................DP 2nd Unit

SPECIAL TRAINING

Numerous Acting, Hosting and Voice Over Credits
​​​​​​​The Groundlings, ACME Comedy Theater, The Hothouse Improvisation
​​​​​​​Leslie Kahn, CBS Comedy on the Lot Cold Reading, Scene Study, Sitcom, On-Camera
​​​​​​​The Hollywood Theater of Arts Teacher and Board Member
​​​​​​​Full Acting, Hosting and Voice Over credits available upon request

Education
​​​​​​​U.C.L.A ’91 - BA in History & Art History

* Appendix & Awards

(1)  TV Guide “Hot Shows of Summer”
​​​​​​​(2)  #1 Fitness App on the market
​​​​​​​(3)  High Times “Stoney” Award Nominee
​​​​​​​(4)  Featured at the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival
​​​​​​​(5)  Seen on: Dateline NBC, ESPN SportsCenter, MTV Extreme Sports
​​​​​​​(6)  Dove Award for Best Long Format Home Video
​​​​​​​(7)  Addy Award Winners
​​​​​​​(8)  All CMT Hit Picks

REFERENCES
​​​​​​​Jacob Tell – ONIRACOM, (Jack Johnson’s Web/Marketing Co.) CEO, Founder
​​​​​​​(805) 252-6580 email: Jacob@oniracom.com
​​​​​​​Dave Plivelich:  Owner, Sr. Creative - The Marcom Group (Agency)
​​​​​​​661.204.8160 dplivelich@themarcomgroup.com
​​​​​​​Tim Cairns:  Director of Marketing - John Soules Foods
​​​​​​​512.431.6599 tcairns@jsfoods.com
​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Craig Borders – Network Television Show Runner
​​​​​​​213.841.8123  craigborders@mac.com

Lee@EndorphinFilms.com
213.400.1566
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