Jilann Spitzmiller is a Director, Producer, Cinematographer and Writer whose work has won more than 20 awards and has been shown around the globe. Most recently, she directed, wrote, shot and edited MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY, which premiered at SXSW in 2018 and is currently winning awards on the festival circuit. She also directed two fiction shorts for the new MEOW WOLF exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jilann studied episodic television writing with Sundance's Co//ab and is currently developing a television series based on real-life events. As a cinematographer, Jilann DP’d an episode of CNN’s THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH, shot for PBS' THE GREAT AMERICAN READ and the Netflix doc series, ROTTEN. She also shot and wrote two episodes of HOME MAKERS for Zillow. With her filmmaking partner and husband, Hank Rogerson, she produced the award-winning SHAKESPEARE BEHIND BARS and co-directed, produced and edited HOMELAND which aired on National PBS. Their film STILL DREAMING recently finished its award-winning festival run and is currently airing on PBS. Jilann has freelanced extensively in the documentary field, directing, writing and shooting two seasons of the Discovery series MEDICAL DIARY and producing, writing and directing for the NBC series LIFE MOMENTS. She has been a SUNDANCE INSTITUTE fellow, and is a juror for several documentary awards and grants, as well as a frequent workshop presenter at events such as NALIP Producer's Lab and Oregon Doc Camp. Jilann's work has also appeared on BBC, Sundance Channel, Starz/Encore, Al Jazeera, Canal+ and many other channels worldwide.
CREDITS & CLIENTS INCLUDE:
"MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY" - Feature Doc, AppleTV
"ROTTEN" NETFLIX - ZERO POINT ZERO Productions
"THE GREAT AMERICAN READ" - PBS - Dune segment
"THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH" - CNN
"STILL DREAMING" - PBS - (also Prod/Director)
MEOW WOLF BRANDED CONTENT (also Director)
ZILLOW - Small Screen - "Home Makers"
KAISER PERMANENTE - Branded content videos for their community outreach effort (also Writer/Editor)
PBS, ITVS "Circle of Stories" - Award-winning multimedia website (also Producer, Editor)
DISCOVERY HEALTH CHANNEL - "Medical Diaries" - multiple episodes for Seasons 1 & 2
A & E BIOGRAPHY - "Sunset Strip"
VH-1 - "Watershed: Indigo Girls" - music video "Chickenman"
GEAR I USE FREQUENTLY:
(additional gear available upon request)
-Canon C300 Mark II (4K/2K)
-Sony FS7 - (4K and HD capability)
-iPhoneXR (with gimbal)
Lectronsonic wireless mics
Sennheiser wireless mics
Sennheiser M60 directional mic
Arri DP light kit, including RIFA
Full grip kit including C-stands, flags, flex fills, cinesaddle, etc...
With Hero GoPro