Gillian is a screenwriter and director who is passionate about telling entertaining and truthful stories that explore themes of identity and purpose, and that inspire positive personal change; primarily in TV/film, but also in theatre. Her background as a first assistant director and award-winning independent film and theatre producer has honed her writing skills and increased her ability to stay on time and on budget as a director. She has directed short films, live stage shows, and has written feature films, short films (2 produced), several web series and most recently an Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt spec. Gillian is also currently in production on a documentary about the postpartum experience.
Gillian is a mum of two bright and rambunctious young ones who take up much of her time. Passionate about real food, Gillian loves cooking from scratch, hates to follow a recipe, and is working on crafting the perfect gluten-free chocolate chip cookie. She’s a dedicated coffee snob (read: retired barista), enjoys kickboxing, rock-climbing, crossfit, and a good long hike, and is a closet superhero nerd who really wishes she could fly.