A B O U T L I L I


Lili Gu is a Seattle*-based documentary filmmaker and video producer. She is passionate about exploring the human condition and telling stories that give voice to historically marginalized communities. She loves interacting with people and applying her skills to challenging new projects — from intimate humanistic documentaries to experimental shorts to uniquely arresting music videos.

Lili received her B.S. and M.S. in Applied Mathematics from the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science, and her M.F.A. in Film Production and Directing from the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television, where she trained under the mentorship of pioneering vérité documentarian Marina Goldovskaya. She has been the recipient of the Mary Pickford Award, the Adobe Production Premium Award, the Hollywood Post Alliance Scholarship, the Edie and Lew Wasserman Film Production Fellowship, and the Edna and Yu-Shan Han Endowed Award, among others. Her films have received numerous festival accolades, screening internationally and on television networks such as PBS.

She is currently producing videos to advance the fight for intersectional racial justice.


*the unceded ancestral lands of the Duwamish people







P R O J E C T S & A W A R D S

BIPOC Excellence in Ultimate

Highlight Reel

Producer, Editor

Haircut

Documentary

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

The Sky Is Red

Documentary

Producer, Writer, Director

Experiment

Narrative | 2016 | TRT 3:30

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

  • Finalist, Sight of Sound International Film Competition (2016)

  • Featured on the Dallas-area PBS television show Frame of Mind (2016)

  • Official Selection, First Friday Film Festival (2016)

  • Official Selection, Festival Internacional de Cortometrajes Independientes (2017)

  • Official Selection, NXMW Micro-Budget Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection, Silk Road International Film Festival (2017)

  • Official Selection, Cine City (2017)

  • Official Selection, International Peace and Film Festival (2017)

All-Star Ultimate Tour: The Documentary

Documentary | 2016 | TRT 1:38:16

Associate Producer

Not Yet, But Soon

Documentary | 2015 | TRT 45:18

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Fly on the Wall

Documentary | 2014 | TRT 30:22

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

What Do You Actually Feel?

Documentary | 2013 | TRT 1:41

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Stopstart

Narrative | 2012 | TRT 4:00

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

  • Official Selection, UCLA Film Festival (2013)

For Andy

Documentary | 2012 | TRT 34:31

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

  • Best Documentary, UCLA Film Festival (2013)

Joel and Milo

Narrative | 2011 | TRT 4:28

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Two Monkeys Hugging

Narrative | 2011 | TRT 4:09

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Brother

Documentary | 2011 | TRT 13:14

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

The End

Narrative | 2009 | TRT 4:19

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Falling and Falling

Narrative | 2009 | TRT 10:45

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor

Distance

Documentary | 2008 | TRT 3:14

Producer, Writer, Director, Editor



C O N T A C T