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The Mirror of Her


Struggling to come out to her mother, a teenager is reminded of the beauty that comes with honesty and truth.

Our Review

The mirror of her is well-acted, warm and insightfully written with a surprising emotional punch. This short film is sweet, delicate. The music makes you feel so good. The dialogues flow naturally and the best part is the use of short dialogues. The camera works really well with the story. Though film speak of especially the gay teens, this film is for everyone who believes in love. Because We never choose whom we fall in love with, it just happens.

Director Biography - David Lilien

David has had a passion for filmmaking his entire life. He made his first official film when he was 9 years old, and plenty of "unofficial" ones using his family's iPad before that. Since then, he has gained national recognition for his intricate, digestible, and clever depictions of the many struggles contemporary adolescents face. He is the president of the New York City Teen Film Festival and is the founder and president of his school's club for screenwriting and playwriting. David is currently a high school senior at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY.


  • David Lilien Director Schizophrenia, Continuity, Waiting for Daniel, Summer Sunday

  • Charlotte Reiser Writer

  • Jacqueline Constantine Producer

  • Devon Super Producer

  • Luke Adelson-Yahn Associate Producer

  • Naomi McLeod Key Cast "Ellie"

  • Matilda Ledger Key Cast "Kate"

  • James Bylinsky Director of Photography Aaron and the Train

  • Sean Robertson Assistant Director

  • Michael Miller Executive Producer

  • Isaac Bernstein Sound Operator

  • David Lilien Editors

  • Sean Robertson Editors

  • Sophie Kirk Assistant Camera Operator

  • Mandy Stallings Head Choreographer

  • Malva Blavarg Dancers

  • Annabel Browne Dancers

  • Kate Enger Dancers

  • Emerson Gold Dancers

  • Amelie Hielscher Dancers

  • Phoebe Krebs Dancers

  • Charlotte Leibowitz Dancers

  • Gianna Leon Dancers

  • Olivia Lynch Dancers

  • Zoe McFarland Dancers

  • Krislyn Michel Dancers

  • Brian McManimon Lighting Director

  • Brady Shar Lighting Engineers

  • Ada Eagle Lighting Engineers

  • David Lilien Sound Engineer

  • Sean Robertson Music Supervisor


  • Project Type: Short, Student

  • Genres: Drama, Romance

  • Runtime: 6 minutes 26 seconds

  • Completion Date: October 21, 2022

  • Production Budget: 0 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: Yes - Packer Collegiate Institute

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