NEWS

THROUGH YOU to premiere at New Frontiers at Sundance

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THROUGH YOU, a new VR experience by Lily and Saschka Unseld, will premiere at the 2017 edition of New Frontier at the Sundance Film Festival this January in Park City, Utah.

Official annoucement and story in Variety.

"Dance is used to inhabit a common mortal story of love born, lived, lost, burned and seemingly gone forever—only to be found again."  Featuring Joanna Kotze, Amari Cheatom, Marni Thomas Wood.

 

IT'S A SOIREE screened in Movement Research Fall Festival

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IT'S A SOIREE screened in Non-Dance Dance Film, part of the Movement Research Fall Festival on November 28 at Judson Church.

"In cinema, the rhythm of editing, the space of framing, the clarity of focus, the influence of sound, and the permission to experiment with non-linear storytelling do not mirror, but, together, simulate the experience of dance."

Curators Brighid Greene and Kayvon Pourzer above. More event details here

Lily selected as one of the rising stars in VR for the inaugural DevLab

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Lily selceted as one of the invited innovators, considered the "rising stars of virtual reality," at the inagural DevLab- "a new initiative from Oculus & Kaleidoscope to support independent VR creators and explore the boundaries of virtual reality as an art form." She's developing GLASS- INVISIBLE YOU.

More about DevLab and the other artists here.  

 

 

COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS now on NETFLIX

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Watch COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS now on Netflix!

Add it to your list here!

Lily Speaks Out About Her Stalker in GLAMOUR

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"One out of seven women in America has been stalked....That's why I’m determined to take back my power. If no one speaks out, nothing will change."

A takeaway from Lily's personal account of being stalked for the past seven years in the September Issue of Glamour Magazine, online here

For more information about this movement, visit StopStalkingUs.com

#StopStalkingUs #InvisibleViolence

THE CREATORS PROJECT on Lily at the Women of Cinefamily Weekend

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Chris Kraus (I Love Dick) and Lily at the Women of Cinefamily Weekend in LA.

Read about the Cinefamily signature "Show & Tell" featuring SWALLOWED in The Creators Project profile on Lily here.

Listen to Chris Kraus introduce SWALLOWED here

I crave unexpected things- Lily in PREGAME MAGAZINE

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Interview on everything from inspiration to "biggest" surprises. 

Lily as a Creative MVP in Pregrame Magazine online here

Lily speaking on VR panel at the Screen Forward Conference at #IFPFILMWEEK

This panel will take a look at how new opportunities in virtual reality are expanding traditional storytelling and independent filmmaking. This overlap and the many other opportunities in VR will be tackled by a panel of creators that are experimenting within that medium today.

Follow #IFPFILMWEEK for more revelations 

THROUGH YOU to be developed at Sundance Institute VR Residency Program

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Sundance Institute and Jaunt Studios Announce 
Lily Baldwin and Saschka Unseld as latest additions to their VR Residency Program
Official Press Release!

"During their immersive residency, artists will pioneer new ways of delivering narrative through cinematic virtual reality and receive a grant to make their virtual reality short films." - Sundance Institute 

 

THROUGH YOU mentioned in FILMMAKER MAGAZINE

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"Filmmaker and dancer Lily Baldwin joins forces with director and writer Saschka Unseld to bring audiences THROUGH YOU, a love story over a lifetime in virtuality. The project, which explores topics ranging from love and rage to passion and mortality, spans multiple decades, from the early 1970s to the late 1980s and beyond." -  Filmmaker Magazine

 It's on. No turning back.

SWALLOWED, a “Rosemary’s Baby”-style horror movie - THE NEW YORK TIMES

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"In SWALLOWED, the dancer Lily Baldwin directs Mr. Carbone’s dream as a “Rosemary’s Baby”-style horror movie, casting herself as a new mother for whom parenthood is a disembodying experience." - New York Times

"SWALLOWED captures a different kind of fury, following a mother (Baldwin) as she comes to resent breastfeeding her child, feeling detached from her family and society at large.... A disturbingly inscrutable coda connects SWALLOWED to the concern with stereotypes, and multimedia's exploitation thereof, that runs through this haunting collection like a fine, sharp wire." - Slant Magazine

"The last segment, directed by Lily Baldwin and dreamt by Carbone, is also one of the most ambitious. Of her conceptual approach, Baldwin writes, “People don’t like to admit how strange they are, and that reality is just a performance.” Her swelling fever dream follows a suburban mom’s descent into madness as her life is upturned by a creature or idea that begins to consume her. “The real stuff of us is non-sequitur, dichotomous, sexy, violent, peaceful, childlike, absurdist, fun,” Baldwin writes. “The heading of ‘dreams’ gives us permission to be ourselves and have us trust things that don’t make sense.” Utilizing her dance background, she creates an otherworldly experience that swirls dizzyingly towards insanity, but feels vital and somehow familiar." - Jeffrey Bowers at Vimeo

Carnival-esque group dance scenes - NOBUDGE on SWALLOWED

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"A mood piece...in alien sickness...carnival-esque group dance scenes...and richly disgusting sound design. In its tangential last act, we witness, perhaps, the origin story of something malevolent being born into our world." - NoBudge on SWALLOWED 

SWALLOWED at the Women of Cinefamily Weekend

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Blushing with exctiment.

SWALLOWED featured in a weekend of cinema curated by women, appearing in Show & Tell w/ Chris Kraus 

Women of Cinefamily Weekend presetend by BB Dakota!

 

It's all yours now- COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS released for free on BitTorrent

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"What began as a quick five-part web series evolved into one of the most original debut features of 2016. Now, the film will be available to the public to download for free exclusively on BitTorrent on August 9th, complete with bonus features, samples of the directors’ previous work, and the original recordings of the dreams they adapted." - IndieWire

Download COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS on BitTorrent

Get not only the full film, but amazing extras like Lily's notes to dancers, shooting script, mood board, premise treatement, footage from rehearsals, and the above photo aka the parasite special effects reference.

And don't fret...

Vimeo lovers, watch the full legnth version here (a Staff Pick).
YouTube lovers, watch the full length version here

 

SWALLOWED at Palm Springs International Film Festival

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Lily and SWALLOWED producer Andrew Houchens dressed for hot weather in Palm Springs.

Screened in the 2016 Palm Springs International ShortFest in the Heaven and Hell program.

Check out the film listing here.

Lily appears on Eye on the Desert in Palm Springs

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Watch an interview with Lily featured on Eye on the Desert!

"On an intellectual/metaphorical level, SWALLOWED the film is the story of a woman’s swallowed truth that grows into this thing she’s living with that sometimes comes out, and sometimes stays in." - excerpt from an interview with We Are Moving Stories from their coverage of Palm Springs 

The films of this project are uncompromisingly experimental - SHORT OF THE WEEK

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"Spearheaded by Dan Schoenbrun, who, at the time of production was Head of Film for Kickstarter, the project assembles a hotshot team of rising stars of the short format including site alums Lauren Wolkstein and Lily Baldwin.... The films of this project are uncompromisingly experimental, blending the individual filmmaker’s established strengths with surreality." - Short of the Week

"The mere suggestion of new work from the likes of Carbone, Decker, Wolkstein, Bodomo and Baldwin is enticing enough to overcome any aversion to dream-telling." - Film Pulse

"As one of the filmmakers, it must have been quite an eerie, amazing experience to see your dreams on the big screen: yours, but not just yours anymore." - Screen Slate

"As they say, there’s much more going on in the unconscious — more of artistic use, anyway — than we understand." - Open Culture

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Lily in BROOKLYN MAGAZINE, naming Mary Poppin's as one of her quiet heroes

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Interviewed by Brooklyn Magazine in their article BAMcinemaFest: Meet the Directors of This Year’s Best Brooklyn Films with the COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS crew on everything from neighborhoods to movie recommendatinos.

Lily's movie pick: MARY POPPINS- She’s such a badass protagonist, one of my quiet heroes.

"As ever, the eighth annual BAMcinemaFest, running June 15-26, shines a spotlight on the best of American independent film, from hot-topic documentaries to studio-supported rising stars and regional gems. Also as ever, this year’s lineup includes new features from some of our favorite local filmmakers." - Brooklyn Magazine

And in addition...

"Thankfully, the shorts themselves are just as richly imaginative as the overarching concept" - COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS one of the top picks for the BAMcinemafest from Brooklyn Magazine

SHE DOES podcast: It's Not My Own Trip

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Listen to Lily spill her guts on creative process, beginning life as a dancer, and other juicy points. Plus other fun tidbits on their blog, like that Lily's spirit animal is the wolf. Lily Baldwin: It's Not My Own Trip on She Does Podcast

"Baldwin talks about the rigor and commitment of dancers, coming into film as a “second career,” the responsibility she feels as an artist to pull from her own experiences and educate, and “working your buns off” to be the ultimate version of yourself.” - Try On Who We Could Be in FIlmmaker Magazine on Lily Baldwin 

iTunes lovers listen here.
SoundCloud lovers listen here. 

This omnibus is among the relatively rare such filmic enterprises that is to be counted a successful overall experiment. - VARIETY

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"Five independent filmmakers interpret each other’s dreams in “Collective:Unconscious,” an omnibus feature whose intriguing premise bears fruit in a diverting, diverse array of idiosyncratic miniatures." - Variety

It's like nothing you've ever seen with your eyes open. - ROLLING STONE

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One of "The best films I saw at SXSW" - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Lily Baldwin premieres her new horror film SWALLOWED, in the omnibus feature, COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS. - Rolling Stone

COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS does SXSW in fashion

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Having the most fun at SWSW in matching jumpsuits.

 

GLAMOUR'S RE-WRITING HOLLYWOOD BRUNCH, SUNDANCE 2016

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GO WOMEN GO.

COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS- SXSW World Premiere 2016!

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MISTY COPELAND Women of the Year Documentary in GLAMOUR

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"Be strong, be fearless, be beautiful. And believe that anything is possible when you have the right people there to support you." - Misty Copeland on being a Women of the Year in Glamour Magazine

Watch the full doc here. 

Last but not least, ✨Misty Copeland, in motion.✨ on Glamours Insta.

Lily on working with Misty- You can be who you want to be. Literally.

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"Working with Misty and the momentum that surrounds her has actually been breathtaking. Misty is a vulnerable woman and a brazen mascot for so many. She inspires dreams. She is a hero for the outsider—for anyone "late to the game," for anyone told "you have the wrong body." Misty's journey reveals a profound truth: If you work hard, your difference can make you special. You can be who you want to be. Literally." - Lily on working with Misty Copeland in Glamour Magazine

And a short vid on Lily filming Misty.

GLAMOUR MAGAZINE Women of the Year Awards

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Lily above with the other Women of the Year Documentary filmmakers Marta Cunningham, Amanda Marsalis, Jessica Sanders, Cindi Leive, Jennifer Baichwal, Alex Stapleton, Brandon Milbradt, Janicza Bravo and Marjan Tehrani attending the 2015 Glamour Women Of The Year Awards at Carnegie Hall on November 9, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour.

 "The way she moved with Misty was unlike anything I'd seen. I'm forever inspired and changed by my experience with Lily." - read more about Brandon Milbrandt experience working with Lily and the other filmmakers in Here's What It's Like to Work With 8 Award-Winning Women Directors

"The first time in the event's quarter-century history that the date was officially declared Women of the Year Day by the Mayor of New York City." - 2015 Women of the Year Awards recap on Glamour Magazine

Check out the fancy official proclamation on Glamours Insta. #EveryWomenCan #woty2016

Raven Wilkinson on set for MISTY

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Lily and legendary ballerina Raven Wilkinson share a moment.

FANDOR Interview

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"... cranking out work that’s equally visceral and intellectual,  Baldwin seems poised to join the pantheon of reedy wise-eyed performance artists that also includes Miranda July." - Read more on Fandor

And check out Lily's profile on Fandor

Omnibus feature COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS coming your way- INDIEWIRE

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"Why We Hope It Heads To Park City: Kickstarter’s Dan Schoenbrun curated this mysterious anthology of five short films cobbled together based off contributing filmmakers’ “dream statements.” Pitched as “The Twilight Zone” by way of Buñuel...that makes “collective:unconscious” just the kind of showcase that would fit right in at Sundance." - INDIEWIRE SUNDANCE WISHLIST

Interview on Visceral Cinema and being a woman maker.

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Interview on being a dancer first and a filmmaker second.

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Interview with WIRED MAGAZINE on new VR collaboration.

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Vimeo's Short-of-The-Week!

SLEEPOVER LA is featured as VIMEO'S SHORT OF THE WEEK!

 

SLEEPOVER LA in TIMEOUT NY

"In this hypnotic film dance is used as a diaphanous storytelling tool, in which the dreamy narrative is at the service of the choreography; movement wafts through it." Gia Kourlas, The New York Times.  Read More.

SLEEPOVER LA is a Vimeo Staff Pick!

GLASS was selected for residency at The Screenwriters Colony in Nantucket.

Innovative new web series

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Lily will be working with 4 talented NYC filmmakers on an innovative new web series:COLLECTIVE:UNCONSCIOUS

Read about it in INDIEWIRE

Lily is named by ShortsHD as one of "The Top 10 Emerging Directors to Watch."

LILY in the NEW YORK SUNDAY TIMES!

A great mention in the NY Times! "The web houses an array of dance videos including the stylized films of Lily Baldwin...."

GLASS. Lily's feature film selected for IFP showcase.

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Baldwin's first feature film GLASS has been selected for IFP's Emerging Storytellers at NYC film week this fall.

FILMMAKER MAGAZINE PREMIERES : A Juice Box Afternoon

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INTERVIEW

UNCANNY BITES : BERLIN EXHIBITION

SLEEPOVER LA at HOLLYSHORTS

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Sea Meadow in LA!

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SLEEPOVER LA at BERLINALE!

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SLEEPOVER LA in Berline at FELLINI GALLERY

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SEA MEADOW is a TOP TEN FILM at AESTHETICA!

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Lily is honored as a female filmmaker at AESTHETICA MAGAZINE

Come see SLEEPOVER LA on the big screen.

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SLEEPOVER LA at SXSW!!!

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SLEEPOVER LA market premiere at BERLINALE'S EFM

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EAMS Productions represented by American Independents and IFP.

Hollyshorts and SXSW

Sea Meadow will be presented again at SXSW 2014 with Hollyshorts through Daily Motion.

See here for details.

The Victoria and Albert Museum

Sea Meadow screening, 2013, what an honor.

Sea Meadow in "top ten" at Milwaukee Film Festival

Thanks to Anna Sampers for including us in her list: Milwuakee's Top Ten Films, 2012

"Fellini Chic" Sea Meadow in Fashion and Arts Magazine

Aesthetica Magazine Top Ten Films by Female Filmmakers

Sea Meadow available on ITUNES.

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BEST OF SXSW at St. Kilda's Film Festival, 2013

Sea Meadow screens in the BEST OF SXSW selection for their 30th anniversary celebration!

Sea Meadow screens at Art Basel Miami

Lily's work is on LE BOOK!

HERE in affiliation with StudioProject of Stink

SEA MEADOW is available worldwide!

We are pleased to announce that Sea Meadow has signed with Shorts International for worldwide distribution. We have already received some lovely press in The International magazine.

SEA MEADOW screens in Europe

at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, November 2012.

Sea Meadow

wins award at Portland Maine Film Festival, October 2012.

SEA MEADOW

signs with SHORTS INTERNATIONAL for worldwide distribution!

A film inspires drawings

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in Berlin with Stephanie A. Custance, she creates a body of work based on film stills from Lily's,  It Was At Westbeth called, Portrait of A Woman. Stephanie's collection, in addition to several of Lily's film stills, show in December '12 at Art Basel Miami Beach Davis Satellite Show.

Sea Meadow screens in Panama and Canada

September, 2012 at Festival Cinediva and The Atlantic Film Festival

 

Screenings

Sea Meadow, It's a Soiree, Wilderness, Work on Me and It Was At Westbeth screen August 4th, 2012 at The Sommerville Theatre in Boston, Ma. Details

Lily shoots EPISODE ONE of her Novella Project

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Lily shoots music video

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Sea Meadow wins Best Trailer

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Sea Meadow screens at The Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles

in June with Dances With Films and on August 14th with Hollyshorts

Lily is in pre production for SLEEPOVER

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One night in a hotel. What happens when you leave the world you know? When you go to a place where you donʼt know anyone, least of all yourself.

SEA MEADOW wins best trailer

at New Media Film Festival 2012 in Los Angeles.

At Cindy Sherman's MOMA opening.

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Sea Meadow is included in an interesting SXSW dance collection.

Sea Meadow world premieres at SXSW 2012 in the Narrative Short Competition.

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Miami Art Basel 2012 screening

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It's a Soiree premieres at The Hangar in Miami.

Lily Baldwin of 'Sleeping With Frank' at the 7th Hollyshorts 2011 Film Festival

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The 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festivalkicked off on Thursday August 11 at the Arclight Hollywood with a star studded opening night celebration and packed red carpet.

Sleeping with Frank Premiere, NYC, 2010

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Sleeping with Frank

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Miami Short Film Festival, 2011

WOW Tour 2011 International Shorts Program, South Australia

Dance:Film11 Edinburgh, Scotland, 2011

Hollyshorts, Los Angeles, 2011

Winner "Shot on Red", New Media Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

Beverly Hills Film Festival, Los Angeles, 2011

New Filmmakers, Los Angeles and New York, 2011

Winner "Most Original Concept", Los Angeles New Wave International Film Fest, 2011

Winner "Award of Merit", Los Angeles Cinema Festival of Hollywood, 2010

Winner "Best Music Video", Metropolitan Film Festival of NYC, 2010

"Official Best of Fest", Withoutabox

London Short Film Festival, 2011

Glastonbury Film Festival, 2011

Glovebox Short film and animation festival, Boston, 2011

Zero Film Festival, New York, 2011

Gotham Film Festival, 2010

San Francisco Independent Film Festival, 2011

Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival, 2010

The St. John's International Women's Film Festival, 2011

Indie Cinema Series, Los Angeles, 2011