Lily Baldwin is a multi-faceted creative working in New York City and Los Angeles who combines her penchant for film and dance to craft intricate narratives.
As a filmmaker, her films are featured on The Criterion Collection on FilmStruck, Filmmaker Magazine, NOWNESS, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week and Fandor. Lily’s recent VR project, THROUGH YOU, co-directed with Saschka Unseld, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was a recipient of the 2016 Sundance Institute New Frontier / Jaunt VR Residency. She directed MISTY COPELAND, a documentary for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall and her horror film, SWALLOWED (Palm Springs ShortFest, Women of Cinefamily, LAFF), is one of five films comprising the omnibus feature COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS (SXSW premiere, BAMcinemaFest).
Prior to filmmaking, Lily worked extensively as a professional dancer, performing with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Trisha Brown Dance Company, and with David Byrne on his EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN World Tour and in its documentary RIDE RISE ROAR (SXSW premiere). She recently starred in Frank Mosley’s PARTHENON alongside Tallie Medel.
Upcoming is an episodic hybrid documentary series, STORIES OF THE STALKED and VANGUARD a series starring real NYC teenagers. Additionally she is in development for her next MR installation, GLASS: INVINCIBLE YOU, which was selected to participate in the DevLab initiative with Oculus and Kaleidoscope VR, in addition to her new project with Saschka Unseld, TERRAIN.
Lily was named by ShortsHD as one of “The Top 10 Emerging Directors to Watch,” by Independent Magazine as one of the “10 Filmmakers to Watch in 2017,” and was a juror for the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Competition. Lily is the founder of the nonprofit Stop Stalking Us.