Lilian Hess is an independent artist based between Berlin and London. A documentarist at heart and former scholar of Modern Literature and Social Studies, Lilian works across film, photography, audio and immersive formats. Her work predominantly explores the politics of the body and personal histories, and has been exhibited at festivals across Europe and the US. Her most recent feature documentary Observations at 65º South was acquired by Netflix in October 2022. Across the past four years, Lilian has established herself as an accomplished director and creative producer in the field of Extended Realities (XR). Her projects (Cosmos Within Us, Off The Record, Haunted Hotel, Ekhos) have been exhibited at A-List festivals such as the Venice Film Festival, won multiple awards and raised attention in the press and across the industry. The artistic installation Duchampiana is her debut as a VR writer/director, and is due to premiere in autumn 2023. Lilian is an alumni of the esteemed Biennale VR College (2021) and Berlinale Talents (2022).