April 24-27, 2022
Lily Topples the WorldSee All Events
Lily Topples the World follows 20-year-old sensation Lily Hevesh – the world’s most acclaimed domino toppler and the only girl in her field – as she rises as an artist, role model, and young woman. Filmed for over 3 years across countless cities and featuring appearances by Jimmy Fallon, Katy Perry, Will Smith, YouTuber Casey Neistat, and a steady stream of Gen-Z creators, Lily Topples the World is a coming-of-age story cloaked within a unique portrait of an artist, a story of how passion and artistry can make dreams come true, and an unlikely American tale of a quiet Chinese adoptee who transforms into a global artistic force with over 1 billion YouTube views.
Touring Guests Biographies
Jeremy Workman (Director, Editor) is the director of the documentaries LILY TOPPLES THE WORLD (Discovery), THE WORLD BEFORE YOUR FEET (Greenwich Entertainment / Kino Lorber), MAGICAL UNIVERSE (IFC Films), and WHO IS HENRY JAGLOM? (PBS), among others. Jeremy’s documentaries have played at some of the world’s most prestigious film festivals and been released in theaters and on TV across the globe. Lily Topples The World - about acclaimed domino artist Lily Hevesh – won the Jury Grand Prize for Best Documentary at the 2021 SXSW Film Festival and went on to become a high profile acquisition for Discovery. The World Before Your Feet was released in over 75 US cities during 2019 and went on to play in countless movie theaters across the globe. It currently stands at 100% on RottenTomatoes.
Lily Hevesh (film protagonist) is a professional Domino Artist who designs, builds, and topples thousands of dominoes to create beautifully intricate chain reactions. Her work has been viewed over 1 billion times on social media (@Hevesh5) where she has over 3,500,000 followers. As the #1 world-renowned Domino Artist and Forbes 30 Under 30 Lister, Lily has worked with Fortune 100 brands including Google, Disney-Pixar, Marvel, Ford, Johnson & Johnson, and Marriott to make eye-catching commercials and once-in-a-lifetime events. Her Domino Art has even caught Hollywood’s attention, where she has worked with Will Smith, Katy Perry, Jimmy Fallon, and James Corden, and has been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX, and NBC. Recently, she has partnered with toy giant Spin Master to release her own line of precision-engineered toppling dominoes called “H5 Domino Creations.” Lily’s mission is to encourage others to be creative, learn by doing, and get involved in this STEAM-based hobby and art form.
Chris Wright (film protagonist) is a 24 year old domino and chain reaction artist from Fairport, NY. He currently lives in Boston, MA and works for Gillette as an engineer. Chris studied Mechanical Engineering at Cornell University, graduating in 2020. He has been building dominoes since he was 12 years old and has created amazing domino art for clients such as Microsoft, Disney, AstraZeneca, Nintendo, and many others. Additionally, he has collaborated and worked closely with Lily Hevesh for over 10 years. He is currently a contestant on FOX’s 2022 show Domino Masters and continues to build dominoes for fun and professionally.
Mark Hevesh (Protagonist, Producer) is Lily's father, business manager, and COO of Hevesh5, Inc. In 2011, when Lily was only 13, the impressive Domino Art videos she posted on her YouTube channel started to get noticed. Emails come in with inquiries for commercial work, entertainment opportunities, corporate events, and custom Domino Art projects. Mark, an MBA with decades of experience in tech start-ups and Fortune 100 companies, stepped in for the obvious reasons. Having a business background with roles in professional sales, marketing, and communications, he was perfectly suited to 'partner' with his daughter to form a multi-faceted company based on her Domino Art. While it's all based on Lily's eye-catching Domino Art, Mark drives the business aspect of H5, overseeing logistics, contracts, legal, finance, and any other typical business function a corporation requires. Mark will be present for Q&A sessions following the screenings on April 25 at The Tropic Cinema in Key West, Florida, and April 26 at WSLR in Sarasota.
- a/perture cinema. Winston-Salem, NC. 3/9/2022
- John C. Campbell Folk School. Brasstown, NC. 4/2/2022
- Appalachian Theatre of the High Country. Boone, NC. 4/3/2022
- Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA. 4/11/2022
- High Point University. High Point, NC. 4/13/2022
- East Tennessee State University, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts. Johnson City, TN. 4/18/2022
- Gateway Regional Arts Center. Mt. Sterling, KY. 4/19/2022
- University of Pikeville. Pikeville, KY. 4/20/2022
- University of North Carolina at Wilmington. Wilmington, NC. 4/21/2022
- Tropic Cinema. Key West, FL. 4/25/2022
- WSLR. Sarasota, FL. 4/26/2022
- Delta State University, Bologna Arts Center. Cleveland, MS. 5/19/2022
Online: April 24-27, 2022
Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s). Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.
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