Lilian Mehrel is an award-winning writer & director. 

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

BA: Dartmouth College, Senior Fellow


Tribeca Film Institute, 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, Rotterdam

YARD NYC. ALDO / Studio Bonafide. Calvin Klein / Lloyd&Co. Vogue / Conde Nast Entertainment. Studio ATAO. Shared Studios Portals. James Franco BTS series. 

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. 

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

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

Creating feel-good / feel-real stories.