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BRIAN LILLA, Director / Editor / Cinematographer

Brian Lilla is an Oakland, California filmmaker whose evolving success hinges on his creative ability to merge marginalized people with honest and intimate storytelling. Lilla's last documentary, Tale Of Two Bondage Models, screened to sold-out audiences at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival and went on to show at international festivals around the globe. In 2004 Lilla directed the documentary Ghetto Fabulous, following the daily lives of young black men known as the Falcon Boys, and unveiling the talents, struggles, and truths of living in the face of murder, poverty, and crime. Lilla made his directorial debut in 2000 with 20 To Life. Now, returning to his mountaineering roots, Lilla turns his attention to Patagonia Rising and the global topics of water and power.