"Plan!t Now hopes to work with Lee Abbott and his company again."
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- Academy Award Winning Actor

MORGAN FREEMAN
"Lee Abbott is a visionary, a true artist who shoots from the soul."
- Grammy Awards Country Music Artist
MARTY STUART
25 Years of Entertainment
2.5 Million Views in 2017
Executive Producer LEE ABBOTT has been a Network Director, Producer, Writer, DP, Editor, Host and even Voice Over specialist for over 25 years. 

Clients have ranged from Network reality shows, to Live Sports Television, to scripted features, commercials and music projects, to the current #1 Fitness App on the market FITSTAR with NFL legend Tony Gonzales.  He has also produced LIVE televison from Comic Con and E3 to the Red Carpet of the Oscars, Emmy's, Golden Globes and more.  

Lee's favorite?...Current Food & Wine Lifestyle projects because he is a wine aficiando and a cook who was an "All Star Academy" finalist on Food Network.  

His Children's favorite?... Lee is also currently the voice and narrator for the Dr. Seuss iPad App "How The Grinch Stole Christmas"
#1 Fitness App
FITSTAR - NFL Legend Tony Gonzales
When the best NFL Tight End in History decides to make a fitness video - he teams up with the guys from EA Sports who brought us Madden Football.  Cutting edge video game technology lets users "level-up" and customize workouts vs. follow the same linear DVD every time.  Within a week of its release it was the number one app on the market - and Lee Abbott's extensive history as both Professional Athlete and Trainer gave Tony all the confidence the look would be legit.  The app is too extensive to show here - but here's a little eye candy anyway from FITSTAR.
TOP 10 NETFLIX DOWNLOADS
Lee Abbott was co-creator, co-writer, Director, and Editor of Stand-Up Comedian Craig Shoemaker's "Pot-umentary" TOTALLY BAKED which for 9 months rated in the Top 10 Downloads on Netflix.  The Comedy Feature Film also gained a "Stoney Award" nomination from High Times for Best Picture.  And Lee personally... is a Wine Drinker.  Comedy - is Comedy!
E! Red Carpet
Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, SAG, Grammys
For 3 years, Lee was the Producer on point on the Red Carpet for "Awards Season" at E! - their "Super Bowl". This included the interviews of the most famous and fabulous, to in-show segments, plus producing the Start-of-Show, Cold-Opens to kick-start the broadcast such as this...
California Beef
1,300,000 Views
Recipies for the CA Beef Council
Coming off of Food Network has opened doors for Endorphin Entertainment and Chef Lee Abbott.  It's a fantastic turn-key production where the Chef - is also the Producer and Editor.  Thus...the standards are high and cohesive.  And...oh darn...Craft Service is REALLY GOOD.
John Soules Foods
1,400,000 Views
Lee was approached by the #1 Fajita producer in the U.S. to come up with 60 original, video recipes for their hormone free, anti-biotic free, gluten free, frozen meat products - other than slapping them into a tortilla.

 ​In just 2017...they've already passed 1.4M Views.
DOVE AWARD
DC TALK

Best Long Format Home Video
Yes...Lee has edited a Christian Rock Band alongside a Pot movie.  (Ha) Range is certainly a specialty.  AND...this 12 Camera Concert Video with Behind the Scenes of the Band at home and on the Road won Lee a Dove Award as the Sr. Editor.
Pop Culture
G4TV - Attack of the Show
In the world of Nerd-dom - there was no channel like G4TV.  From the launch of the iPhone to LIVE coverage of Comic Con this was THE channel with Street Credit, and their #1 program was "Attack of the Show"  Lee produced many a segment and here is a clip announcing their new host...
Wine, Beer & Spirits 
Web Series Tasting Talk
TASTING TALK - a Santa Barbara virtual wine bar and lifestyle community. And yes we do beer too!  Check out Suds 'n' Seafood in this clip from "Beer on a Boat!"

Within 3 weeks of it's release on AOLfood - the series gained 50,000 views.  Lee Abbott knows his beverage pairings!
Luxury Travel
Bacara Resort & Spa
With his intimate knowledge of all that Santa Barbara has to offer, Lee was the perfect Go-To for the Bacara Resort and Spa to produce their In-Room and web viewing of all that the resort and nearby activities have to offer.
Luxury Toys
Rodeo Drives - TV Sizzle
For Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and super producer Michael Blakey of Electra Star Management, Lee Abbott was brought on board to create an over-the-top TV Sizzle of horsepower, wallet power, and bling power.  For the shoot, he created out-of-thin-air a 20 car rally from Beverly Hills to the mountaintop Malibu Rocky Oaks Winery.  The view is impressive...
Network Makeovers

FOX, HGTV, Lifetime, Fine Living
For such a big butch dude, Lee Abbott has remarkably fashionable tastes!  Better reason is that the power of any makeover story - is Heart.  So more than just capturing a transformation, Lee's best gift is how he works with regular people and gets them to feel comfortable and open-up on camera. And along the way...he's delivered some pretty spectacular homes!
SOFTWARE & BUSINESS
ONTRAPORT - Business Automation Software

In the exponentially expanding realm of automating everything for your business, from email collection, to marketing bursts, to taking and fulfilling orders - the way to do it is to have your computer do it for you.  Here is the way Lee told the story for the Forbes 500 company
Film Festival
Lee Abbott was a member of the prestigious Groundlings Improvisational Theater, and Studio C Media in Hollywood.  While there he created and Directed 2 short films that gained entry into the Los Angeles Film Festival, including this short film based upon a live improvisation regarding PTSD from the Iraq War.
Addy Award
Just A Child
Kern County Department of Human Services

What does ANY of the flash matter...if there is no HEART.  This is Lee Abbott's stock and trade. He really and truly is one of "the nicest guys you'll ever meet" and so he is able to reveal the good stuff in the people captured by his lens.  And this is why he was brought in by The Marcom Group to co-produce an entire campaign, from commercials to billboards - to help abused children. This campaign won many an award... but we'll let this spot speak for itself.
Current Project​​​​​
TASTE LIFE ~ Adventure Based Cuisine

When it comes to incredible food and wine, isn't it even better if you've already worked up an appetite?  So you SCUBA dive for your fresh Sea Urchin, or ride horseback through the vineyard, or race Ferrari's in Burgundy...then drink the Pinot.

TASTE LIFE.
Philosophy
Ahead of his time...

Check this video of Executive Producer Lee Abbott in a 2009 Interview - incredibly timely today, especially in light of Facebook, YouTube, and Amazon entering into their own original Broadcast Programming. 

Do you want to be left behind?...
Lee Abbott
Adventurist...Food Network Chef...Wine Connoisseur...Television Producer/Director
Oh the stories his backpack and scar tissue could tell.  Pro athlete, wine maker, chef, adrenaline junkie and world traveler, Lee has done everything from sharing Tuac rice moonshine with the Iban tribe of headhunters in Borneo, to growing up riding horses and motocross. Lee Abbott has lived by his motto which is even a series... TASTE LIFE.
 
Lee's first job at 7 years old was cleaning up for his his neighbor the butcher, and by 15 when The Country Meat Market moved into BBQ and Catering, Lee evolved with the business.  By 20 he was cooking 3 meals a day for 20 pro water skiers at a Training Center in Florida. Then back in California studying History and Art History at UCLA, while breaking into Hollywood, he of course did more than his share of waiting tables, tending bar and being a celebrity personal trainer.  But most of all he grew to love great flavors by picking ripe tomatoes and zucchini in the pasture with his Mom & Dad before great meals were made, in the kitchen and on the grill, after a long hard days of satisfying chores.  "Name a great day in your life." says Lee, "And I bet it ended with a fabulous meal shared with special people."
 
As television host and producer, Lee's first show "SHREDDIN' H2O" with all of his skiing buddies became TV Guide's "Hot Show of Summer".  He was also cast in the same dual Host-Producer role for Discovery Channel's "RAW NATURE", and even played Captain America in a Super Bowl Spot.   And this year  found Lee COOKING as a FINALIST IN the competition on FOOD NETWORK "ALL STAR ACADEMY".

In addition to numerous hosting and acting gigs, Lee has also worked for over 20 years as a Producer, Director, DP, Editor, Writer, Stunt-Coordinator, and doing Voice Overs - with the favorite of his kids being the iPad App for the beloved Dr. Seuss tale "How the Grinch Stole Christmas."

Along the way, he Directed and Produced over 30 Home Makeovers for "Renovate My Family" on FOX, "Merge with Lisa Rinna" on Lifetime, and "The Antonio Treatment" on HGTV.  Why was he so successful at getting the big tear-jerking result?  Because STORY is the key.  He truly cares about people and their stories, thus the designs are for...THEM.

Lee also served for 2.5 years as the Director of Video Production, for one of Outside Magazine's "Best Places to Work in America" the Santa Barbara based software company, ONTRAPORT.  This company is a producer of software and mass media content in the Business Automation and Entrepreneurial sphere, thus Lee is very familiar within this space of consumer need and education.  Each fall, the company puts on ONTRAPALOOZA - a 3 Day event including 2 days of LIVE Speakers at the Lobero Theater, where Lee has served as both the Theatrical and Video Director, plus as "The Voice of God" on the Microphone as the show MC.  Lee has also lent his voice-over talents to over 100 videos produced for the company, and thus has literally become the "voice" of ONTRAPORT.
 
With degrees in History & Art History from U.C.L.A. Lee always finds context and curiosity in every experience, and he truly connects with everyone from blue-collar workers to blue-blood high rollers.  Yes...his life has been quite diverse and colorful, and as such Lee Abbott truly IS a renaissance man.

Why is Lee Abbott the perfect host, or the Producer, Director, Editor, Voice Over Talent for your next project?  Because of the way he has lived by his motto... TASTE LIFE.
Our EP LEE ABBOTT is a
Food Network Chef!
With his mentor Iron Chef Alex Guarnaschelli Lee beat out 7 "All Star Academy" competitors and heads into the finalé.  One more dish...worth $50,000.
SANTA BARBARA STYLE
Endorphin Entertainment and Lee Abbott are located in the amazingly picturesque Santa Barbara California.  Just a short 90 miles North of Los Angeles but a world away from the city.

"The American Riviera" has served Feature Film and Network Television as a gorgeous backdrop for a century with instant access to everything from Surf & Sea to Vineyards & Backcountry.  With its Spanish Moorish archetecture the town and surrounding villas reflect an elegance and sophistication unrivaled in the U.S.  Here is a link to the SB Film Commission.

Director Lee Abbott is even a Food Network Chef with years of experience in Wine, thus with the cornucopia of farm and winery to table possibilities, he can offer unrivaled production value in food, wine, and luxury.  At the very least...he's damn fun to have around when the shoot wraps!

For an Amuse Bouche of what Santa Barbara and Lee can offer your production... check out this video.
HISTORY

BUSINESS

ENDORPHIN FILMS: Boutique Multi-Media Production Company............................Owner, Executive Producer ’93 – Present
Global Production: Commercials, Television, Films, Music Videos, Industrials, Websites, Theater, Sports, Lifestyle, etc.
 
ONTRAPORT: Business Automation  Software............................................Director of Video Production Department 2014 - 2017
Sales & Marketing Videos, Commercials, Features, Tutorials, Webinars, New Website, LIVE Event ONTRAPALOOZA
 
HIGHLIGHTS & AWARDS 
(1)  TV Guide “Hot Shows of Summer”                                                                       
(2) Over 2,500,000 Views on Social Media                                                                 
(3)  #1 Fitness App on the market with NFL Legend Tony Gonzales                   
(4) TOP 10 Downloads on NETFLIX, and, High Times “Stoney” Award Nominee
(5) Films in the Los Angeles International Short Film Festival                                 
(6) as seen on Dateline NBC, ESPN SportsCenter, MTV Extreme Sports             
(7)  Dove Award as Editor for Best Long Format Home Video                               
(8)  all Addy Award Winning Commercials                                                              
(9) all CMT "HIT CLIPS"                                                                                                 

TELEVISION CREDITS
Food Network "All Star Academy"...............................................................................................................................Competitor & Cook
Sizzle“Rodeo Drives" represented by CAA..............................................................................................................................Co-Ep, Director, Editor
Pilot “Taste Life” represented by Kaplan Stahler............................................................................................................EP, Director, Editor, Host
Pilot “Real Food With Chef Bradley Ogden”...................................................................................................................................................EP, Director
FOX “Renovate My Family”.............................................................................................................................................................House Director/Producer
Lifetime Television “Merge” pilot & series, Season 1.................................................................................................................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
E! “Sexiest Supernaturals” & “Best Break-Up Rebounds”...............................................................................................................................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 ‘08/09  Red Carpet..........................................................................................Cold Open Director, Live/Segment Producer
E! Grammy Awards ‘08/09 Red Carpet.................................................................................................................................Live/Segment Producer
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


INDUSTRIAL & WEB PRODUCTIONS
California Beef Board 24 recipes.............................................................................................................EP, Director, DP, Writer, Editor, Chef (2)
John Soules Foods “Let's Make It!" 60+ recipes, The Marcom Group...................................EP, Director, Writer, Editor, Chef (2)
AOL Food & FoodChannel.com "Tasting Talk" Web Series and Wine Club.............................................EP, Director, Editor, Host
CarveSmart “Testimonial”............................................................................................................EP, Director, Writer, Editor, Cook & Voice Over
TreeNail "product demo”................................................................................................................................EP, Director, Writer, Editor, Voice Over
FITSTAR “Tony Gonzalez NFL Star”...............................................................................................................................................EP, Director, Writer (3)
AVON Breast Cancer Walk Promo..............................................................................................................................................................Producer, Editor
Alisal Guest Ranch Resort & Spa promotional videos.................................................................................................EP, Director, DP, Editor
Bacara Resort & Spa "In Room Welcome" and “The Guest”.............................................................................................EP, Director, Editor
Wargaming.net “Wargirls”............................................................................................................................................EP, Director, Editor, Voice Overs
Canon USA & Malaysian Board of Tourism stock footage................................................................................................................Director, DP
Gazelle Trucking Company Promo 2015 & 2012 Promo............................................................................................................Producer, 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 Virtual Personal Trainer Website..............................................................................................................................................................DP, Editor
Elephanten Shoes  “Tot’s n’ Pups”.........................................................................................................................................................................Director, DP
Solar Survival Architechture  “The Hut”...........................................................................................................Director, DP, Editor, Voice Overs


FILM & DOCUMENTARY
Totally Baked feature.........................................................................................................................................................................Director, Writer, Editor (4)
LIVE in the Winery Standing Sun Wines...................................................................................................................................EP. Director, DP, Editor
RAIN short film.................................................................................................................................................Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Lead (5)
SUPERCHICKS short film.........................................................................................................................................................Director, Producer, Editor (5)
AMERICAN DREAM short................................................................................................................................Director, Producer, Writer, Editor, Lead
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 (6)
BETTER LIVING THROUGH CIRCUITRY Cleopatra Records doc..........................................................................................................................DP
ARMADILLO TEXAS  35mm short ..................................................................................................................................................................................................DP
SUPERNATURAL DC Talk, Long Format Home Video.....................................................................................................................................Editor (7)


COMMERCIALS
Kern Co. Dept. Human Services “Just a child” The Marcom Group...........................EP, Creative Director, Director, Editor (8)
Meriter Hospital “ME!” Meriter campaigns ’03 through ‘05.................................................................................................................Director, DP
Meriter Hospital “Women’s Health” Meriter campaign ‘02...........................................................................................................Director, DP (8)
Easter Seals “Just A Chair”.....................................................................................................................................................................................Director, DP (8)
Standing Sun Winery “Great Juice”..............................................................................................................................................EP. Director, DP, Editor
Rusty’s Pizza “Fresh & Local”.....................................................................................................................................................EP. Director, Writer, Editor
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” campaignDeutsch..................................................................................................................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


MUSIC  VIDEOS
Faith Hill “There Will Come A Day”.............................................................................................................................................................2nd Unit Director
Cledus T. Judd  “How Do You Milk A Cow”.........................................................................................................................................................Director (9)
Cledus T. Judd  “My Cellmate Thinks I’m Sexy”..............................................................................................................................................Director (9)
Cledus T. Judd  “Shania I’m Broke!”........................................................................................................................................................................Director  (9)
Cledus T. Judd  “Coronary Life”...................................................................................................................................................................................Director (9)
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” Video & EPK.................................................................................................................................................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

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

SPECIAL TRAINING
On-Camera Acting Teacher, and, Board Member - The Hollywood Theater of Arts
25+ Years Acting, Hosting and Voice Over Credits résumé available upon request
Improvisation Comedy with: The Groundlings, ACME Comedy Theater, The Hothouse
Leslie Kahn, CBS Comedy on the Lot: Cold Reading, Scene Study, Sitcom Acting
            
 
REFERENCES 
Dave Plivelich - The Marcom Group CEO & Founder:  661.204.8160 dplivelich@themarcomgroup.com
Tim Cairns - Marketing Director John Soules Foods:  512.431.6599  tcairns@jsfoods.com
Mike Maser – FITSTAR CEO, Founder:  415.531.2758  mmaser@fitstar.com
Craig Borders – FOX Show Runner: 213.841.8123  craigborders@mac.com
Simon Trumper - Publisher, Luxury Life- Wings, Water & Wheels: 949.678.0138  simon@luxurylife.com
213.400.1566  Lee@EndorphinFilms.com

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