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Lilian Mehrel is a writer, director, and multi-media artist with a fresh sense of humor and vision.

MFA: New York University Tisch Graduate Film, Writing & Directing

BA: Dartmouth College, Senior Fellow

Awards:   

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grant, Tribeca All Access, ABC/Disney, IFP Marcie Bloom Fellowship / Sony Pictures Classics, Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, Alfred P. Sloan, Science & Entertainment Exchange / Imagine Science Films, NYU Tisch Kanbar Scholarships, Puffin Foundation, Nancy Malone Directing, NY Women in Film & TV, Student award nom. for Kodak, the National Board Review, & BAFTA

Film Festivals:     

Tribeca, Slamdance, CIFF, Toronto’s FIVARS, Atlanta, Tacoma, Brooklyn, & Oxford

Branded/Work: 
Lloyd&Co TV commercials. James Franco BTS series. Vogue New Media.
Chief Storyteller: Shared Studios’ Portals project.

Immersive Storytelling:   
Created one of the first virtual reality narrative films. Google TiltBrush artist. Tribeca Film Institute’s Immigration Co/Lab: augmented reality narrative exhibit. Teaches Immersive Storytelling at NYU Tisch Grad Film. 

Creative Writing: 
McSweeney’s. Dave Eggers’ 826NYC September and October Issue Reading Series.
Author and illustrator of Muchijoon – a hybrid family memoir. 


Teaching/Talks: 
NYU Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Film: Immersive Storytelling course series, Canadian Film Centre, IFP’s Made in NY Media Center, NYU Tisch Undergraduate Summer Film Program, & the School of Visual Arts Screenwriting Workshop

Other: 
Kurdish-Iranian mother and German-Hungarian-Jewish father. Miami public school. Improv/Comedy. Whales.