Brian Lilla

Fandor Festival Podcast Ep. 52: Brian Lilla, Director of Children Of The Vine

The team sits down with Brian Lilla, Director of Children Of The Vine.

Brian Lilla is an award-winning American documentary filmmaker. Lilla’s first films began with raw super-8 footage of skateboarding empty pools in his 1999 short, Twenty To Life, and would later be nominated for best documentary short for Tale Of Two Bondage Models at the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival. From 2009 to 2011 Lilla directed Patagonia Rising which investigated the impacts of a proposal to build five large-scale dams in the heart of Patagonia, Chile. The film enjoyed an award-winning festival run before it was released on Netflix, The Discovery Channel, and other international television outlets.

Followed up in 2017 with Ballroom Confidential, an intimate feature-length documentary on aging, loss, and the healing powers of ballroom dancing, Lilla would go on to direct Children Of The Vine, a 2018-2021 investigation into the health impacts of Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. Children Of The Vine is slated for release in 2022. Lilla lives with his wife and two children in Napa, California, and now focuses his attention on Garbage & Greed: Trashed In Napa Valley.

Fandor is a proud sponsor of Sonoma International Film Festival and the film, “Down With The King.”


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