Bait & Tackle
Directed by Lily Newton
Type of Project: Comedy, Rural
Producer: William Frank
Editor: Taylor Schafer
Cinematographer: Claire Halloran
Sound Design: Julia Skubisz
Overwhelmed by her male-dominated family during their annual fishing trip, 14-year-old bright-eyed Kimmy instead decides to hang out with Melanie, the alluring woman dressed as a mermaid in the motel parking lot. But looks aren’t everything, and Kimmy must soon decide whether to continue living under Melanie’s fantastical facade, or embrace the shark-eat-shark nature of the world.
A writer, director, and editor originally from North Carolina, Lily recently graduated from NYU where she received a degree in Film and Television. Having worked primarily as an editor for the past 5 years, she’s edited over two dozen student and independent projects, ranging from experimental music videos to comedic thrillers. She currently works full time as the Production Coordinator at GKIDS, where she manages a range of post-production processes and edits theatrical trailers that have been featured on websites such as SyFy, EW and Vice. In the free time she’s able to find, she’s still freelance editing, writing her own scripts, and watching the Bon Appetit Youtube channel.