Ana Lily Amirpour

Ana Lily Amirpour

USA

I feel like you have to get your own ball rolling, fast and hard, until it’s this undeniable giant boulder rolling down the hill.    

Biography

Ana Lily Amirpour was born in England, but moved with her family to Miami when she was young. She made her first film at age 12, a horror movie starring guests of a slumber party. She has a varied background in the arts including painting and sculpting, and was bass player and frontwoman of an artrock band before moving to Los Angeles to make films. Her debut feature film, the Iranian Vampire Western A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT, premiered in the NEXT section of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival and was opening night selection at the New Directors/New Films Festival at the MoMA in New York. She is also creator of a comic book series A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night, which chronicles the ongoing blood-soaked journeys of the lonely vampire known only as The Girl. Ana Lily's favorite things are Bruce Lee, David Lynch, and dancing.

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