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 won 3 Best Documentary awards. She also directed two fiction shorts for the 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 owns her own Sony FX9 package and enjoys shooting documentaries from independents to streaming projects. She recently shot Adrienne Lenker of Big Thief for LOST ANGEL: THE GENIUS OF JUDEE SILL, DP’d an episode of CNN’s THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH, shot for PBS' THE GREAT AMERICAN READ and for 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:
"LOST ANGEL: THE GENIUS OF JUDEE SILL" - Feature Doc
"MEOW WOLF: ORIGIN STORY" - Feature Doc, AppleTV
"ROTTEN" Netflix- ZERO POINT ZERO Productions
"WORLD ACCORDING TO FOOTBALL" - Showtime
"THE GREAT AMERICAN READ" - PBS - Dune segment
"THE HUNT WITH JOHN WALSH" - CNN
"THE EARLY SHOW WITH ALAX" - State of NM
"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"
(additional gear available upon request)
CAMERAS THAT I OWN:
-Sony FX9 package- (4K and 6K capability) w/ 28-135mm kit lens & optional prime lens kit (24, 50, 84mm)
-iPhoneXR (with gimbal)
CAMERAS THAT I HAVE ACCESS TO FOR RENTAL:
-Sony FX6 - (2 packages)
-Sony FS7 m2
Lectrosonic wireless mic
Sennheiser wireless mic
Sennheiser M60 directional mic with boom pole
Arri DP light kit, including RIFA
Grip kit including C-stands, flags, flex fills, cinesaddle, etc...
DJI MINI 2