Ilya Chaiken

Is the writer/director of the critically acclaimed 9/11 drama LIBERTY KID which is now available from Kino International. Chaiken’s debut feature MARGARITA HAPPY HOUR premiered at Sundance 2001 and proceeded to such prestigious festivals as Los Angeles and Toronto before receiving distribution from Wellspring. She returned to Sundance in 2004 with the comedic short “The 100 Lovers of Jesus Reynolds”. Chaiken first received attention for her short films: “The Actress,” and “Match Flick,” and was granted a Statue Award for artistic excellence in film from the Princess Grace Foundation. She studied filmmaking at SUNY Purchase. Chaiken is currently finishing her third feature THE UNLOVEABLES, starring Elinor Huchins and Kevin Corrigan.

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  • Man on the Ledge