“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.“Maya Angelou
We are actors, creative investors and philanthropists. We are social challengers, activators and thought leaders. We are the champions of stories for those who have come before.
We are the dreamers and architects of those that have yet to be written. We seek to elevate cultural consciousness through exploration of honest, raw and uncompromising human experiences.
Where we came from
From tales told round the kitchen table to the electric poetry of our generation’s artists–we are both a rapt audience and willing co-conspirator.
One way or another, storytelling has always been a part of our lives.
As lifelong actors who have spent the last decade cultivating works for the stage, we intimately understand the artist’s struggle for expression. We, too, yearn to make the invisible seen. We founded Lagralane as a finance and project development company to bring these narratives to a larger audience–to bring them to the screen.
For us, legacy is everything. In so many ways, we do this for our children and the families we hope they will create. To see ourselves reflected in story is to connect with our common humanity.
To lay bare our truths is to give voice to our hopes, dreams, losses and rage. This is our way of passing history from one generation to the next, knowing that today our children hunger for truth.
More than ever we see the need to support the uncommon voices, courageous visionaries and inspirational storytellers among us. Their experiences are rising to the surface in a tidal movement that uses creative expression as potent cultural shifter.
There are so many stories to tell. We are honored and humbled to bring some of them to life.
The Lagralane Group is an award-winning film finance and development company focused on bringing unique voices to life. Investing in both narrative and documentary features, we aim to elevate the cultural conversation by supporting projects with strong points of view.
On Our Stage
Through Lagralane Stage, we support productions that shine a light on important issues and challenge the status quo. We work with Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble to tackle conversations relating to the African diaspora – celebrating stories created by artists of color. Currently, Lagralane is working to support the Lower Depth Theatre
Ensemble’s Commissioned Work Series, a collaboration with artists and storytellers on issues that impact our society. The four part series, Cycle of Violence, works to raise consciousness for social change by tackling pivotal subjects such as sex trafficking, honor killing, convict reintegration, and immigration.
Who We Support
Founded by Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee, Lagralane Impact aims to support organizations that endeavor to bring peace, justice, and creativity into today’s world. Currently, Lagralane Impact supports the following organizations:
Who We Are
In addition to their talents behind the camera, Jason Delane Lee and Yvonne Huff Lee are also creative forces on screen. They bring their passion for story and complex characters to life as actors. Find out more about Jason and Yvonne’s recent roles below:
Yvonne Huff Lee
Yvonne Huff Lee is cofounder of Lagralane Group. She is a producer, actor, philanthropist and mother to three with her husband and cofounder, Jason Delane Lee. She is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble and has appeared on stage in both LA and Chicago. Her film and television credits include Beyond the Pretty Door, Barry Munday, NCIS: Los Angeles, Rake, Parenthood, Bones, Strong Medicine, Eli Stone, Without a Trace, The Young and The Restless, Monk and Boston Legal. Yvonne is inspired by the female experience and seeks to elevate both female-driven narratives and women’s perspectives. She is passionate about the power of storytelling to both entertain and foment social change.
Jason Delane Lee
Jason Delane Lee is cofounder of Lagralane Group. He is an actor, philanthropist and father to three with his wife and cofounder, Yvonne Huff Lee. He is a founding member of the Los Angeles-based Lower Depth Theatre Ensemble and has appeared on stage across the country. His film and television credits include Criminal Minds, Secret Lives of American Teenagers, and Make it or Break it. Jason is a life member of the Actor’s Studio, AEA and SAG/AFTRA. An advocate of the arts and the environment, he is also passionate about the wellbeing of children and foster care system reform. He loves a good movie of any genre and believes deeply that storytelling can save lives.