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Lila Dupree hails from Boston and is a Los Angeles-based performer, producer, writer and director.


She is the founder of Lady Ship Productions, a female-centric production company. Her writer/director debut, Big Sur, premiered at the Oscar-Qualifying LA Shorts International Film Festival in July 2023 and won the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Washington West Film Festival. She is currently in development on the feature.

As a performer and writer, she and her words have been seen on stages from London to Los Angeles as well as on TV, film and the interwebs. She has created, produced and directed theatre in South Africa, New York and LA as well as film and original digital content in LA.

A former Mentee in Women In Film's Mentorship Program, her comedy pilot Kill Me Now was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2023 Moonshot Pilot Accelerator and received an Honorable Mention from the 2023 Big Apple Film Festival Screenplay Competition. Kill Me Now was recently developed further at the Spring 2024 HerArts Film Lab in Paestum Italy.


A veteran volunteer at kids' grief camp Experience Camps, she speaks 4.25 languages, is the mother of Lenny Kerchuck McNuggets, a rubber chicken, and has spent time captaining wooden ferry boats on the coast of Maine.

She has a B.A. in Anthropology and African Studies from Columbia University and trained at LAMDA and the Atlantic Acting School. Member SAG-AFTRA, Dramatist's Guild.

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