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and it all began...

In 2016, Lily won the ISA Fast Track Fellowship, then went on to win Best Screenplay for MY OLD MAN a few months later at the Vancouver International Women in Film Festival (VIWIFF).  Soon after she became a quarter-finalist with the same script for the Nicholl Fellowship.  Then in May of 2017 Lily became the co-founder of a female writer's group, Bechdel Babes Writing Partners, dedicated to both empowering female voices and advancing careers for women in the film industry.  www.bbwritingpartners.com

For all her efforts, Lily was named as one of the Top 25 Screenwriters to Watch in 2018 by the International Screenwriters Association, www.networkisa.org 

Life is good.

SCREENPLAYS

MY OLD MAN

Finalist

Richmond International Film Festival

Winner

Vancouver Intl. Women in Film Festival

Semi-Finalist

Creative World Awards

Quarter-Finalist

Nicholl Fellowship

In this quirky character drama, a 45-year-old widow on the verge of suicide picks up a 99-year-old yoga master hitchhiking in Sedona, Arizona.  As their relationship unfolds, he helps her to live and she helps him to die.

A FULL LENGTH SCREENPLAY

POCAHONTAS: 

The Other Story

Finalist

Richmond International Film Festival

Finalist

Creative World Awards 

In the 1600’s, a Native Princess is kidnapped and used by the British as a pawn in the burgeoning tobacco industry. But with the help of her best friend, a transgender woman, she survives to become America’s first first lady. 

Inspired by true events.

A six week LIMITED SERIES

THE BIG BLIND

Semi-Finalist

Page International Awards

When a hotshot female poker player discovers her best friend is missing, she teams up with her friend’s 8-year-old daughter to find her. Suddenly the unlikely pair are dragged into the underbelly of Atlantic City, and the world of emerald smuggling.

An ORIGINAL TELEVISION PILOT


NO MORE HEROES

Winner

ISA Fellowship

Semi-Finalist

Creative World Awards

Quarter-Finalist

Final Draft Big Break

When war and chaos erupt in the world, a team of medical professionals from around the globe rush into the hell of it - bringing their own personal demons along for the ride.  As they struggle to get the new clinic up and running, they soon discover they will be just as challenged by each other as they are by their surroundings.

An ORIGINAL TELEVISION PILOT

THEATRICAL PLAYS

BEFORE A FALL

Finalist

NYU Goldberg Prize

Production

Hollywood International Fringe Festival

In this Southern Gothic play, the patriarch of a local church family is suspected of molesting his granddaughter, until a high school English teacher gets involved and runs the risk of exposing a much more heinous act.

A FULL LENGTH PLAY in two acts

what people are saying about the play

BEFORE A FALL

About BEFORE A FALL

It's John Grisham meets Tracey Letts meets Winter's Bone as Lily Mercer deftly tackles difficult subject matter in her compelling new Southern Gothic courtroom thriller. The acting is superb and the staging is crisp and fast-paced as nary a beat is wasted in this exploration of damaged characters doing their best to function in their grossly dysfunctional society. Congrats to Ms. Mercer and the brave cast for fearlessly telling this story and raising awareness of its disturbing issues. A must see in this year's festival."

ERIC DESKIN - writer, actor producer




This is a robust production of a new play that hangs its beautiful but painful memories upon the structure of a courtroom drama. The gifted performers give focused performances that reflect the horror of Mercer's story, a well-woven tapestry of the traumas that occur when families cover up tragedy instead of acting upon it or communicating. It's a warning to distrust blind faith and rely instead on what we see. And what we see is lovely - the chemistry (bonds both positive and negative) between the characters is tangible and very real. The lighting and scenic design are by far the best I've seen from any Fringe production. Elegant and moving, I'll be thinking about this show long after Fringe ends.

HEIDI POWERS - writer,"The Real Housekeepers" ,"Bronies, Musical"