In 2018 Mandelup received the Sundance Documentary Fund grant for 'Jawline' and was featured on Filmmaker magazine's 2017 list of "25 New Faces of Independent Film".
Her film, "Jawline", takes us into the live-broadcast world, a post-millennial digital phenomenon that lets streamers engage with millions of people in a heady mix of fantasy, teenage desire, and (occasionally) genuine real-life positivity—all of this as they search for authenticity and connection.
She says, "It's a great time to be a female director. People are looking for women and at the end of the day, you have to be good and pursuing your passion."
Liza's advice for inspiring filmmakers:
1. Do what you love
2. Patience is needed as films take a long time
3. Set your eye on the goal of getting it finished
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