As a filmmaker, Baldwins's films are featured in The Criterion Collection, Filmmaker Magazine, NOWNESS, Vimeo Staff Pick, Short of the Week, ShortsHD, Fandor, and iTunes. They have also screened internationally at film festivals, art fairs, galleries and museums.
Lily's recent VR project, THROUGH YOU, co-directed with Saschka Unseld, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. It was also a recipient of the 2016 Sundance Institute New Frontier / Jaunt VR Residency.
Her horror short 'Swallowed' (Criterion Collection, Palm Springs ShortFest, Women of Cinefamily, LAFF), is one of five short films by rising stars comprising the omnibus feature COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS (SXSW premiere, BAMcinemaFest).
The New York Times reviewed it "an extraordinary and scary short film by Lily Baldwin, whose work has a visceral power similar to Cronenberg’s, but with an anxious female perspective."
Previous film work includes SLEEPOVER LA (SXSW premiere, Berlinale EFM), A JUICE BOX AFTERNOON (Lincoln Center premiere, Dance on Camera Tour, Detroit Institute of the Arts), and SEA MEADOW (SXSW premiere, V&A Museum London, Art Basel Miami, Academy-Qualifying theatrical run). Music videos include Blood Orange: SUTPHIN BOULEVARD and Joan Osborne. Lily directed MISTY COPELAND, a documentary for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards at Carnegie Hall, NYC. She has recently embarked on commercial work including a film for NYC’s Hudson Yards development with The Mill and for Puma Fenty by Rihana with Refinery 29.
Prior to filmmaking, Lily worked extensively within contemporary dance. As a professional dancer, Lily performed with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, Trisha Brown Dance Company, Faye Driscoll, Netta Yerushalmy, Doug Varone, David Neumann, Noemie La France, and other NYC companies. She performed with David Byrne on his EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS WILL HAPPEN World Tour choreographed by Annie B. Parson, and in its documentary RIDE RISE ROAR (SXSW premiere). Having studied Meisner technique and with Judith Weston, Lily’s expanded presence from behind to in front of the camera includes recently starring in Frank Mosley’s PARTHENON alongside Tallie Medel (INSIDE AMY SCHUMER, BROAD CITY, BROOKLYNIFICATION). She has presented work at multiple NYC venues including Joyce SoHo, Dixon Place, and Mulberry Street Theatre and was the choreographer of the PERFORMA ’09 opening even at Times Square with Arto Lindsay.
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.” She has participated in the Screenwriter’s Colony Fellowship and Independent Film Week’s Emerging Storytellers in NYC. Additionally she was a juror for the 2019 Tribeca Film Institutes Our City My story section, the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival Storyscapes Competition and the 2018 World VR Forum
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