Special Guest Announcements: Sam Lyons and Lilia Fromm from THE TIDE!


We’re super excited to announce that, straight off the heels of THE TIDE directorTatum Lenberg’s appearance at this year’s PLFF,  she’ll be joined by co-writer and assistant director Lilia Fromm and editor Sam Lyons! Here’s a quick bio for each:

liliapicLilia Fromm is a sophomore at Lincoln High School in Lincoln, Nebraska. She was a speaker at TEDxYouth@Lincoln in 2014 and TEDx@Lincoln in 2015. She has qualified twice for National Individual Tournament of Champions Speech competition in her two years on the award-winning Lincoln High speech team. Lilia has failed to live up to her childhood goals of becoming a mermaid, although she has ambitions of becoming a cat lady if marrying various celebrity crushes proves impossible. She co-wrote, translated, assistant directed and starred in ‘The Tide’ when she was 13 years old.

Sam Lyons goes to high school in San Francisco. He is an honor roll student andSamLyons an accomplished member of the speech and debate team. In his free time, he enjoys doing photography and robotics. Sam fell in love with the beauty of Nebraska while filming in Lincoln. Sam Lyons edited and starred in ‘The Tide’ alongside his best friends Lilia Fromm and Tatum Lenberg when he was 14 years old.

It’s an immense sense of pride in the Nebraska filmmaking scene that there are such talented and young filmmakers doing their thing and we’re honored to be able to show this film on the big screen! Don’t miss Tatum, Lilia, and Sam’s Q&A along with a bunch of other short filmmakers by heading over to the Tickets page to order your Weekend Pass for the low price of $10.00 !

One thought on “Special Guest Announcements: Sam Lyons and Lilia Fromm from THE TIDE!

  1. Lilia, what an accomplishment and start to your many goals. We haven’t met but I hope to someday. Have a good friend’s dtr., doing the same thing. She’s in starring roles in Community Theaters, sings, plays 4 instruments, writes and has received prestigious awards at age, 23. Would love for you to meet. She also just started a radio show.

    Break a leg.


    Gerry Covington.

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