Meet The Curator: Lili Gelfand

Lili Gelfand musicto Playlist Curator

A born and raised New Yorker, Lili Gelfand grew up watching old movies with her father, a producer, director, and writer for film and television. Growing up, Lili got to experience set life constantly. Her admiration and love for the art deepened as she studied Film Production in Boston at Emerson College. 

After graduating, she followed in her father’s footsteps by beginning a freelance career in the entertainment industry. Lili has worked as a writer’s assistant, wardrobe/stylist assistant, script coordinator, and associate producer for Bravo, Comedy Central, and BET. 

Lili’s passion is music in film. She plays the piano and the ukulele and constantly listens to movie scores and soundtracks. Other passions include babysitting, decorating her apartment, and playing the Sims.


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It’s like this. You know that scene in The Devil Wears Prada, where Anne Hathaway has gone through a complete makeover because she wants to impress her boss? And she walks through the NYC streets in all of her new high-fashion outfits? She’s hailing cabs, running across the street in heels (somehow elegantly?), and she’s walking through the office like she owns the place as the song Vogue by Madonna plays.

Or what about that scene in (500) Days of Summer where Summer and Tom are walking through downtown LA to Sweet Disposition by The Temper Trap? As the music plays, the couple looks up at the beautiful architecture, laugh, and pass time by drawing on a park bench as the light turns from day to night. 

Or what about a true throwback? In The Lizzie McGuire Movie when Lizzie walks down the catwalk trying on different (ridiculous) outfits to the song Supermodel (You Better Work) by RuPaul (performed by Taylor Dayne). 

The point is, when I commute to work or walk around the streets of NYC, I walk at a fast pace and my music needs to match. It needs to hit all the right beats and it needs to make me feel like I’m the star of the movie that is my life. It gives me confidence, it makes me happier, and (BONUS!) it increases my heart rate as I walk faster and therefore, burns more calories!

This playlist is here to work as the soundtrack to your brilliant transformation scene in the movie that is YOUR life. Hit shuffle and hit the pavement like it was a runway and the cameras are following your every step. You are a star when this playlist plays.

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