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LILY IN THE GRINDER
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LILY IN THE GRINDER
 
NY Premiere

Director: Michael Morgenstern

United States, 2014, 14min
Format: Digital
Festival Year: 2015
Category: Short Narrative
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Winner: Best Cinematography in a Narrative Short

Cast:   David A. Gregory, Dan Amboyer, Kesav Wable, Jacob Berger, Wesley Tunison, Lydia Kalmen, Vitus Wieser, Bennie Boum, Joseph Sexton, Patricia Grzybowski, Ana Araujo, Brittany Caruso, Chloe Hooton, Janett Martinez, Eve May, Aleksandra Myrna, Charles Pang, Ning Yn, Lydia Kalmen, Jane Simonds, Lydia Kalmen, Monee Potter, Jane Simonds, Charles Pang, ChuChu Zhang, Cecilia Cholst, Drishty Empire, Tim O'Donnell, Ivy Yu
Crew:  Producer: Stefanie Coimbra - Costume Designer: Stella Cheung - Production Designer: Tommy Janulis - Casting director: Michael Cassara - - First Assistant Director: Ivy Yu - Second Assistant Director: Monin Sak - - Associate Producer: Nick Farina - - First Assistant Camera: Casey David Johnson, Corey Stein - Second Assistant Camera: Christopher Garner - Digital Imaging Technician: Nate McGarrahan
Email:  michaeleverythingiseverything.com
web:  lilyinthegrinder.com

synopsis
Ryan lives in Brooklyn and looks for a job, maybe in social media or something. He sits around the house, wanders New York City, and questions the point of his existence. Bridging experimental and narrative form, Lily is like attending a live string quartet concert that explodes into the visual field. What if we are already everything we will ever be?

director
Michael has been directing films since age 10. He has had the opportunity to work with industry leaders such as Ang Lee, Ted Hope, and Caroline Baron. He directed a commercial voiced by Linus Roache, a music video for Mark Williams, and a film for the Harvard Ballet Company. His feature documentary "Castle on High" debuted at the Rhode Island International Film Festival and was praised by IvyGate Blog as "nothing short of a miracle." Michael brings a passion for social justice to all his work. With the nonprofit FilmAid, he created films and taught production in the Kenyan refugee camps and screened the national presidential debates to refugees in Haiti. He is currently working on several feature and television scripts. Michael graduated from
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