Lillian Mauser-Carter

digital filmmaker/ editor/ multimedia artist

BIOGRAPHY

Lillian Mauser-Carter was born on a couch in Dayton, Ohio, where the roots of her love of the weird and creative first unfurled. Deepening their reach, Lillian moved to Chicago to learn Digital Filmmaking and Video Production at the Illinois Institute of Art. In the process of creating her first documentary, “Learn Free”, she realized the power of nonfiction storytelling and discovered her love for the craft.

Upon completion of her degree, Lillian gained commercial experience while working at a major, fast-paced production house as an Associate Graphics Producer. Additionally, she gained experience as an editor for the feature documentary Welcome to Unity.

Craving to play a bigger role in the creative process, Lillian moved on to produce a weekend-long, immersive multimedia experience with Subconscious Development Motion Project. She continued to produce and edit video content mainly focusing on performance art. Hungry to explore new techniques and experiences, Lillian moved to New York City in 2013, eager to return to her documentary roots with works that question social norms through character driven pieces. She is currently editing "The Family Tree", a feature documentary about a man and his desire to have a Christmas Tree farm. Additionally, she's recently worked on audience targeted and pop culture viral videos including Burning Man: The Musical, MTV web series, and PBS web series.

ARTIST STATEMENT

To break down social norms by showing the environment and human condition in a whimsical way.

With the use of my documentary and multimedia work, my approach includes mixing the technical with the beauty of my surroundings through storytelling. My documentary work questions social norms through character driven pieces on their outlooks of living and education. In my multimedia work, I create pieces inspired by nature and the environment using film projection, performance, and sound.

Currently, I am developing a documentary film on the educational philosophy of unschooling where the children do not go to school, but instead learn through interests and everyday experiences.