Lily Baldwin

Lily Baldwin is a filmmaker and dancer working in NYC and LA. 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), 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, she worked as a professional dancer with The Metropolitan Opera Ballet, The Trisha Brown Dance Company, and other NYC companies. She performed with David Byrne on hisEverything That Happens Will Happen Today World Tour, and in its documentary Ride Rise Roar (SXSW). Lily was recently chosen to direct a film on ballerina Misty Copeland for Glamour’s Women of the Year Awards. Her new film Swallowed is one of five films comprising the upcoming omnibus feature Collective:Unconscious. She is developing two episodic series, anddirecting a VR project, Through You, with Saschka Unseld. Lily is currently writing and directing her first feature film, Glass, a visceral true-crime thriller about the complicated relationship between a young dancer and her stalker. Lily was named by ShortsHD as one of "The Top 10 Emerging Directors to Watch.” More at

[bio courtesy of the filmmaker] 

[photo by Lauren Lancaster] 


Recent Reviews

It's a Soiree

Confession time: I didn't get it. Not at first. This one sailed right over my head (and how many of you out there in Fandor-Land will admit to the same...

Sleeping with Frank

Nice dance film.

Sleeping with Frank

This is brilliant in every way. From the quick edits to the fabulous choreography and full concept it is truly a miniature gem. It's so nice to watch something that...

Sleeping with Frank

Beautiful !

A Juice Box Afternoon

Abstractly lyrical while defying pretentiousness. Here's a short that's submerged in sepia and salmon. A literal dance of ideas that has its deck cut by deliberately fragmented thoughts. Lily Baldwin...