JILLIAN SCHLESINGER, Director / Producer
Jillian Schlesinger is an independent filmmaker and writer-producer-editor of promotional content for television. Her debut feature documentary, MAIDENTRIP, won an Audience Award at SXSW and the Festival Director's Award at Mountainfilm in Telluride.
Jillian has previously worked in various roles on documentaries, including writing, story development, and archival research. She has also written, produced, and edited numerous on-air promotions for television networks, including AMC, Sundance Channel, and BBC America. Her work on Sundance Channel's Dysfunctional Family Thanksgiving earned a 2010 PromaxBDA Award in the "Something for Nothing" category. Jillian graduated from Brown University, where she studied creative writing and linguistic anthropology. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.