Lilian Mehrel

New York, NY, USA


Lilian Mehrel is a award-winning writer & director who distills the humor and poetics of life into stories. As a Dartmouth Senior Fellow, she wrote and illustrated a hybrid memoir about her Kurdish-Iranian and Hungarian-Jewish-German family. With a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans, she earned her MFA from NYU Tisch Graduate Film. Her work has won awards from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Tribeca Film Institute, Google, ABC/Disney, IFP Marcie Bloom, Alfred P. Sloan, the Nancy Malone Directing Award, and a student BAFTA nomination. Her work includes one of the first virtual reality narrative films, haunt, which premiered at Tribeca Interactive, and Water Melts, a live-action/animation blue-hearted rom-com, with support from Tribeca Interactive and Google Daydream, premiering at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. She teaches experiential storytelling at NYU Tisch Grad Film. Her latest comedic writing can be seen in McSweeney's. www.lilianmehrel.com