about

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Lilian Mehrel is a writer & director. 

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

BA: Dartmouth College, Senior Fellow

Awards:   

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

Film Festivals:     

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

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

Immersive Storytelling:
Tribeca Film Institute & Google Daydream: Immersive Films Program & Lab
WarnerMedia & Tribeca Film Institute Immigration Co/Lab: AR narrative exhibit.
Created one of the first virtual reality narrative films. Teaches Experiential 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, Adjunct Professor
Immersive Storytelling Canadian Film Centre, Open Immersion Lab: Panelist
IFP’s Made in NY Media Center: Panelist
NYU Tisch Undergraduate Summer Film Program, Directing Instructor
School of Visual Arts Screenwriting Workshop Instructor

Roots: 
Kurdish-Persian mother & German-Hungarian-Jewish father.
Miami public school. Comedy. 

Superpower: 
Creating feel-good / feel-real stories.