Ana Lily made her first film at the age of 12; a horror movie starring the guests of a slumber party. She comes from a varied background in the arts, including painting, sculpting and playing bass and singing in a rock band. Her feature-length script The Stones, a volatile drama about youth culture in modern-day Tehran, was grand prize winner of the 2007 Bluecat Screenwriting Competition and participant in the 2009 Tribeca All Access program. The project is being produced by Gordy Hoffman (LOVE LIZA) with Ana Lily attached to direct. Her short film SIX AND A HALF won the Golden Ace Award at the 2009 Las Vegas International Film Festival and screened at a number of festivals worldwide including 2009 Slamdance Film Festival, Nashville Film Festival and the Milan International Film Festival. Ana Lily finished her MFA in 2009 at the UCLA School of Film and Television. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, jazz musician Brian Carmody.