Episode from the podcastThe American Veterans Podcast

Who's at the Table?: Jillian Bullock, Producer & Army Reservist

Released Wednesday, 19th August 2020
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Jillian Bullock is the CEO/President of Jillian Bullock Enterprises, LLC, an entertainment and film production company based in Pennsylvania. While Jillian attended college, she worked as a reporter for “The Wall Street Journal” newspaper. After graduation with a degree in Communications from La Salle University, Jillian got her start in filmmaking as an intern on Spike Lee’s movie “Malcolm X.” From there, she has worked on her own, and other people’s movies as an actor, writer, producer, director, and fight choreographer. Jillian got that last title due to her extensive background in boxing and martial arts.

Jillian took off from filmmaking for a number of years in order to focus on writing her memoir, “HERE I STAND,” which was published in 2012. The story tells of Jillian’s upbringing with her African-American mother and her white stepfather, who was a member of the Philadelphia Italian Mafia. Jillian’s life story is in development as a feature film.

Jillian wrote and directed the documentary “A Filmmaker’s Personal Journey.” She went on to write, direct and produce the drama “Spirit.” Jillian recently completed “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives,” a feature film that focuses on veterans, PTSD and military sexual assault. She has won several awards for the movie and the film will be available on Amazon Video on Demand starting in August 2020. Jillian, along with award winning DP, Lamont Fountain, also co-wrote and directed “Fight of Your Life,” a PSA music video to bring more awareness to military sexual assault and PTSD.

In the summer of 2019, Jillian wrote, directed and produced the short film “Touch With Your Eyes.” The film is currently making the film festival rounds. She was recently hired by Orenda Entertainment in LA to direct a film entitled “22,” written by Steven Paul Taylor and Bradley Melson. Production begins early 2021. As the writer and director, Jillian is also in pre-production on the movie “A Cup Full of Crazy,” a psychological thriller. Production will begin in April 2021.

Over the years, Jillian has continued her education by taking Master courses in screenwriting, acting and directing. As a screenwriter, Jillian has sold two scripts in her career so far – “The Champion Inside” and “Scar Across My Heart.” Since 2007, Jillian has been a screenwriting judge for the Set In Philadelphia Screenwriting Contest, which is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. She also teaches screenwriting classes in Philadelphia and works as a script consultant.
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