Lily Baldwin, a multi-talented creative working in Los Angeles and New York City, combines her penchant for filmmaking, dancing, and acting to craft intricate, unconventional art.
Recent film work includes SLEEPOVER LA (SXSW premiere, Berlinale EFM, Vimeo Staff Pick and Short of the Week), A JUICE BOX AFTERNOON (Lincoln Center premiere, Dance on Camera Tour, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth), SEA MEADOW (SXSW premiere, V&A Museum London, Art Basel Miami, Academy-Qualifying theatrical run). Her films are featured on ShortsHD, Filmmaker Magazine, NOWNESS, and Fandor, and have screened internationally at festivals, art fairs, galleries and museums. Music videos include Blood Orange: Sutphin Boulevard, The Forms: Fire To The Ground, Joan Osborne.
Prior to filmmaking, Lily worked as a professional dancer with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Faye Driscoll, Netta Yerushalmy, Doug Varone, David Neuman and other NYC companies. She performed with David Byrne on his Everything That Happens Will Happen Today World Tour, and in its documentary RIDE RISE ROAR (SXSW premiere). Lily directed MISTY COPELAND, a documentary for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall. Her new horror film, SWALLOWED (Palm Springs ShortFest, Women of Cinefamily, LAFF), is one of five films comprising the omnibus feature COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS (SXSW ’16, BAMcinemaFest). Lily premiered her VR project THROUGH YOU, with Saschka Unseld at Sundance 2017, which received the 2016 Sundance Institute New Frontier / Jaunt VR Residency. She is in development for her next Mixed Reality project, GLASS: INVINCIBLE YOU, which was selected to participate in the DevLab initiative with Oculus and Kaleidoscope VR. Additionally she is working on an episodic hybrid documentary series, STORIES OF THE STALKED and an UNTITLED feature starring real NYC teenagers. Having studied Meisner technique with Judith Weston, Lily's expanded presence in film from behind to in front of the camera includes recently starring in Frank Mosley’s PARTHENON alongside Tallie Medel (THE ARBALEST, SNOWY BING BONGS).
Lily was named by ShortsHD as one of "The Top 10 Emerging Directors to Watch” and recently by Independent Magazine as one of the "10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017.”
Lily is the founder of the nonprofit stopstalkingus.com.
For inquiries she can be reached via her managers at PRETTYBIRD.