(2016) (United States)
Student Virtual Reality Film (Graduate School at New York University)
Screening throughout at the festival in the WAMMFest VR Screening Room!
A short virtual reality film about the way three characters – a museum guard, an artist and new mother, and a trans girl – feel invisible, or seen.
Directed by Lilian Mehrel, written by Lilian Mehrel
Lilian Mehrel creates films, illustrated books, and virtual reality experiences. Her work is visually evocative, rooted in theme and surprise moments of human connection. She was born to a Kurdish-Iranian mother and German-Jewish father, sparking her lifelong experience of multiple worlds. From Miami public school, she went to Dartmouth, where she wrote and illustrated a 226-page family memoir as a Senior Fellow. With a PD Soros Fellowship for New Americans, she is an MFA candidate at NYU’s Tisch Graduate Film. Her films have won her awards from ABC/Disney, Alfred P. Sloan, the Science & Entertainment Exchange, Tisch Interdepartmental grants, the Puffin Foundation, the Nancy Malone Directing Award, NYWIFT, and Tisch/Kanbar scholarships. Her latest virtual reality film premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, in the Interactive Playground section.