Alex Kahan’s Surreal Straight 8 Shootout Entry “Baba” Rethinks How We Communicate

Straight 8’s annual Shootout is a test of wit and creativity. Fit for the most daring and innovative minds, The Lift worked alongside director and longtime friend Alex Kahan to create “Baba,” a too-close-for-comfort drama, within the strict guidelines of the competition. The rules of the Shootout mandate that participants shoot a 2.5 minute film…


Constructing an Axolotl sanctuary: A collaboration between Yanga Casting and Robotanica

Bridging our passions for environmental preservation and the natural beauty and cultural richness of Mexico.

Meet Francesco Calabrese

Italian director Francesco Calabrese is not the first to fall in love with Mexico. While working on a previous project, he became deeply connected to our country and those working in the audiovisual industry here and knew it was the perfect place to engage with other creatives.

From Our Sisters at The Lift

Empowerment is at the core of our mission at The Lift. As we work towards our many goals, we are proud that the women on our team act as key components in building our future and shaping the film industry as a whole.