Lily, directed by Matt Creed, is loosely based on the real- life experiences of co-writer and lead actress Amy Grantham. Intensely beautiful, Lily wanders the atmospheric New York City streets as she reevaluates her relationship with her older boyfriend and her feelings about her long-absent father. Lily is an immersion into a rarely seen side of a cancer survivor's story — what life is like after treatment.
Writer / Director
Matt Creed is a New York City based artist and filmmaker. Matt spent his childhood in transit moving from Toronto to Ohio then Los Angeles, and eventually New York. With no formal film training Matt’s approach to film is that of the silent observer, watching and recording. His first feature – LILY– premiered in competition at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and has gone on to play at Nantucket, Deauville, and Montreal among many others. He is currently working on a documentary film about the abstract painter Mary Heilmann and has recently completed work on a feature film script titled THIS IS NOWHERE.
Writer / Lily
Amy Grantham is an actor, artist and writer living and working in New York City. Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Amy moved to New York in 2007. Amy likes to explore any artistic avenue she can including writing, painting, collage, photography, ceramics, and recently collaborated in the design of a restaurant in downtown NYC. She co-wrote and starred in Lily, her first feature film, with director Matt Creed. Currently she is working on book projects of her collage work and her well known blog, BOO CANCER YOU SUCK.
Izabella Tzenkova (Producer) is a film, photography and digital media producer. Clients include Yves Saint Laurent, Google Creative Lab, Vogue and Giorgio Armani among many others. Her first feature released in 2009 was The Athlete. She is currently on post-production for her next feature film, The Wolfpack, a documentary by Director Crystal Moselle.
Hunter Gray (Producer) is a partner and producer at Verisimilitude as well as co-founder of Artists Public Domain (APD), a non-profit organization dedicated to the production of innovative film and media projects. Most recently, Hunter Gray produced Mike Cahill’s I Origins and Carter Smith’s Jamie Marks Is Dead. Past producing credits include Another Earth, Terri, Momma’s Man, Voy a Explotar and Half Nelson.
Alex Orlovsky (Producer) is a film producer and partner at Verisimilitude. Orlovsky’s most recent producing credits include, Mike Cahill’s I ORIGINS and Carter Smith’s JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD which both premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. His past producing credits include THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES, BLUE VALENTINE, TERRI, MOMMA’S MAN and HALF-NELSON.