Lily Youngsmith is a cinematographer and director, working across narrative, music videos and online content. She recently completed shooting for Circus Oz and Regional Arts Victoria, creating all film content for both companies in 2016. Previous to this, Lily worked as a production assistant and camera assistant for Third Row Films and Cos We Can on numerous commercial and documentary projects. She is currently in development on a new short film to to be shot in early 2017.
THE SPACE BETWEEN THE BREATHS
Amongst the cafés, shops, bars and apartments, urban art weaves its way through the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and this short film captures and aims to celebrate and share these hidden works created by contemporary street artists. Walking the fast-paced streets of Williamsburg and wandering the less trodden streets, I came to deeply appreciating just how much street art contributes to the atmosphere of the area. The aim of this short is to bring attention to the power of street art and its ability to reimagine streetscapes and buildings and their place in the neighbourhood. Street art connects people with the surrounding of their area and brings a positive feeling towards a suburb. This ever-evolving art form includes mediums such as murals, stencils, stickers, tags and graffiti. I wanted to capture the diverse range of work present in Williamsburg and highlight the way it brings colour, beauty and narrative to the otherwise barren walls of buildings.