writer & director

Lilian T. Mehrel is an award-winning writer & director with a fresh sense of humor and feeling.

She remixes the light and dark of life into stories that make people laugh and cry in recognition.

Lilian is a mixed-ethnicity daughter of immigrants, sparking her life-long experience of multiple worlds. From Miami public school, she went to Dartmouth College, where she was awarded a Senior Fellowship and authored/illustrated a family memoir. She earned her MFA from NYU Tisch Grad Film with a PD Soros Fellowship.

Lilian’s films have premiered at Tribeca and won awards from ABC/Disney, HFPA, NYWIFT, and the Tribeca Film Institute. Featured in Cool Hunting, Variety, Forbes, The Hollywood Reporter, and The New York Times, her body of work includes VR romantic-dramedy Water Melts, supported by Tribeca and Google, animation Musica Quarantena, starring Elisa del Genio (HBO’s My Brilliant Friend), and The Loneliest, an Alfred P. Sloan awarded film starring Madeline Wise (HBO’s Curb Your Enthusiasm). She brings her creative direction and story sensibilities to star-studded campaigns for brands like Calvin Klein, TikTok, TUMI, and Estée Lauder.

Lilian connects to wide audiences with her funny, hopeful swirl of cinematic poetry and comedy. She creates feel-good stories that also feel real. They’re really about love. She also loves a hip-hop score.