Gillian Fritzsche

Gillian Fritzsche

Breve Films

Screenwriter, director and producer in Brooklyn, New York

About Gillian

Screenwriter who loves smart comedy and true human experiences. Disciplined director who plays well with actors. Recovering producer of award-winning independent film and theatre.


Name: Gillian Fritzsche

Lives in: Brooklyn, New York

Company: Breve Films

Occupation: Screenwriter, Director and Producer

Unique traits: Canadian. Kick-boxer. Can sew a new dress and fix a broken sink. Once kicked a metal door off its hinges because The Show Must Go On.

Awards

  • ORU Theatre Freshmen Talent Award
    (1998)

  • University of Toronto Book Award
    (1997)

  • Governor General's Academic Medal
    (1997)

  • Euclid Medal for Mathematics
    (1997)

Projects

  • Kids' History: Christmas Edition

    Kids' History: Christmas Edition (2017)
    Film (short) by Breve Films / TGC Park Slope Writer / Producer / Director Children attempt to share the Christmas story. Adults act out the hilariously inaccurate description. A Nativity Story in the style of "Drunk History."

  • Mylan Annual Awards Show

    Mylan Annual Awards Show (2017)
    Industrial by ADM Productions Writer As the sole writer for ADM Productions' script for an annual corporate awards show, I wrote a comedic opening monologue for host Todd Newton, as well as all the presentation banter and winner descriptions for the evening (based on research provided by the client).

  • Choice Hotels Annual Awards Show

    Choice Hotels Annual Awards Show (2017)
    Industrial by ADM Productions Writer As the sole writer for ADM Productions' script for an annual corporate awards show, I wrote a comedic opening monologue for host Jane Lynch, as well as all the presentation banter and winner descriptions for the evening (based on research provided by the client).

  • Manger Things

    Manger Things (2016)
    Film by Breve Films / Ethan Locy (Adventure and Short) Writer / Producer A modern-day retelling of the shepherd's version of the Christmas Story; also a spoof of one of 2016's most popular VOD series.

  • The Most Extravagant Gift

    The Most Extravagant Gift (2015)
    Theater by TGC Park Slope Writer A one-act Christmas play.

  • Jerry & Diane

    Jerry & Diane (2011 - 2014)
    Film (Comedy and Short) Writer / Producer / Director A guitar lesson gone wrong.

  • The Sonnet Project

    The Sonnet Project (2013 - 2014)
    Television by NY Shakespeare Exchange (Comedy, Drama, Romance and History) Director All 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets, each performed by a different actor in a New York City location. Directed Sonnet's #42 and #143.

  • Sonny

    Sonny (2013)
    Film (Short, Drama, Family and Mystery) Producer This short film tells the story of an amnesic, generous homeless man, Sonny, who squats in a dirty old RV on an empty lot, mostly keeping to himself. When he discovers his RV has been towed, he must get past his fear and pride, and befriend a brash young woman, in order to reclaim his RV and rediscover his identity. From an award-winning filmmaker but first-time director. Written by Anonymous

  • View from the Q

    View from the Q (2013)
    Theater by Players Theater / Short Play Festival NYC Director Director for short play entitled "View from the Q" a short play in the Short Play Festival 2013 NYC at Players Theatre. * WINNER -- Best of the Fest Audience Award (Week 2)

  • Desperate Endeavors

    Desperate Endeavors (2012)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Script Supervisor (Reshoots) Follows the exploits of an Indian immigrant trying to make it in New York City in 1973.

  • Where The Sidewalks End

    Where The Sidewalks End (2011)
    Film by Hearth Creative Line Producer (Preproduction) Preproduction breakdowns, schedules, and budget for an Independent feature film - a modern-day western loosely based on a Shel Silverstein poem.

  • Windows XP Upsell

    Windows XP Upsell (2011)
    Commercial by Hatcher Marketing / Matt Snyder First Assistant Director

  • She Said (Working Title)

    She Said (Working Title) (2011)
    Film by Independent Line Producer (Preproduction) Preproduction breakdowns, schedules, and budget for an Independent feature film.

  • Secret Millionaires

    Secret Millionaires (2011)
    Television by No No Thank You Productions (Comedy) Consulting Producer / Cinematographer A romantic comedy digital series that follows the a young couple as they desperately try to remain "normal" while entering the anything-but-normal world of the newly super rich.

  • The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher

    The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher (2010)
    Film (Comedy and Drama) Producer / Line Producer The awkward son of a rock legend, Duncan Christopher, works through the suicide of his father in the brutal underground world of karaoke. * WINNER – Best Okie Feature Film @ deadCENTER Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Best Feature Film @ Tulsa United Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Audience Award @ Tulsa United Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Best Indie Feature Film @ Edmonton Int'l Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Rising Star Award @ Edmonton Int'l Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Best Narrative Feature @ Offshoot Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Audience Award @ Offshoot Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Best Original Score @ Idyllwild Film Festival 2010 * WINNER – Best of Fest (Audience Award) @ Idyllwild Film Festival 2010

  • Ship in a Bottle

    Ship in a Bottle (2010)
    Film (Short, Drama and Fantasy) Camera and Electrical Department Tells the story of a mystical encounter that tests the friendship and character of five college friends on a high seas adventure.

  • Just Cops

    Just Cops (2010)
    Film (Short and Action) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • Windows 7

    Windows 7 (2009)
    Industrial by Hatcher Marketing Writer Wrote the copy for a short corporate video for Microsoft.

  • Untitled Bluegrass Comedy

    Untitled Bluegrass Comedy (2009)
    Film by Tribal Cadence Writer Hired to take an idea from a producer and write a treatment and then a screenplay for a comedy-musical. Currently in development.

  • Asus / Intel

    Asus / Intel (2008)
    Commercial by Hatcher Marketing Production Coordinator (Preproduction)

  • Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

    Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)
    Film (Documentary) First Assistant Director (LA Unit) Academic freedom is being suppressed, says Ben Stein. He contends that professors from around the United States are being fired from their jobs for promoting, or even exploring the possibility of, intelligent design as an alternative to Darwinism.

  • The Mistress & The Maid

    The Mistress & The Maid (2008)
    Theater by Eclectic 24-Hour Theatre Fest Writer Wrote a short one-act play for the Eclectic 24-Hour Theatre Fest.

  • Hell's Kitchen

    Hell's Kitchen (2008)
    Television (Game-Show and Reality-TV) Editorial department World renowned chef Gordon Ramsay puts aspiring young chefs through rigorous and devastating challenges at his restaurant in Hollywood, "Hell's Kitchen", to determine which of them will win the restaurant of their dreams. Their dreams are quickly becoming nightmares. Written by <robocoptng986127@aol.com>

  • How To Make A Long Island Iced Tea

    How To Make A Long Island Iced Tea (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • The Types And Uses Of Honey

    The Types And Uses Of Honey (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • How To Make A Romantic Picnic

    How To Make A Romantic Picnic (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • How To Shop For A Men's Suit

    How To Shop For A Men's Suit (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • How To Make Breakfast In Bed

    How To Make Breakfast In Bed (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • How To Prepare Fresh Wasabi

    How To Prepare Fresh Wasabi (2007)
    Internet by About.com / JSM Online Writer One of several "How To" videos I wrote for About.com via JSM Online.

  • Motorola Metro ID

    Motorola Metro ID (2007)
    Industrial by Seven Pictures First Assistant Director / Production Coordinator

  • Live Mansion Submission

    Live Mansion Submission (2007)
    Film (short) by Hasbas Productions First Assistant Director

  • Burn

    Burn (2007)
    TV Movie by Tandem Arts (Comedy) First Assistant Director

  • Less Ado About Nothing

    Less Ado About Nothing (2006)
    Theater by Stone's Throw Productions Director / Producer Adapted Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" into a 60-minute one-act play. Produced and directed.

  • The Hungry Season

    The Hungry Season (2005 - 2006)
    Theater by Pacific Theatre Production Manager

  • Ducks

    Ducks (2006)
    Film by Annunciation Pictures (Drama and Short) First Assistant Director

  • The Hitchhiker

    The Hitchhiker (2006)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director On a hot afternoon in the middle of nowhere, Martin is a desperate hitchhiker who hasn't seen a car all day. He finally gets a break only to discover the ride isn't as straightforward as it seems. Kit, a well dressed driver in her late thirties, won't let Martin in the car until she's absolutely sure he's "safe." Little does Martin know that this will take a while. Two worlds collide in this comedy about what it means to help someone out. Written by Anonymous

  • Tom Green's House Tonight

    Tom Green's House Tonight (2006)
    Television (Comedy and Talk-Show) Camera and Electrical Department Add a Plot »

  • The Farndale Christmas Carol

    The Farndale Christmas Carol (2005)
    Theater by Pacific Theatre Production Manager

  • I Eat Therefore I Am

    I Eat Therefore I Am (2005)
    Theater by Walking Fish Festival / Matthew Kowalchuk Producer

  • Pahappahooey Island

    Pahappahooey Island (2005)
    Television (Family) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Halo

    Halo (2004)
    Theater by Pacific Theatre Production Manager

  • Unskilled Mysteries

    Unskilled Mysteries (2003)
    Industrial by Independent Writer / Producer / Director

  • Backpacking 101

    Backpacking 101 (2001)
    Documentary by Independent Writer / Producer / Director

  • Dating Jesus

    Dating Jesus (2001)
    Film (short) by Independent Associate Producer / First Assistant Director

  • You Are Special

    You Are Special (2001)
    Video (Animation and Short) Miscellaneous Crew Add a Plot »

  • Craving (Archive Video)

    Craving (Archive Video) (2000)
    Theater by Independent Producer / Director

  • Dreams & Visions from the Isle of Patmos (Archive Video)

    Dreams & Visions from the Isle of Patmos (Archive Video) (2000)
    Theater by Independent Producer / Director

  • Messiah Come Again

    Messiah Come Again (1999)
    Theater by VCC Theatre Writer / Producer / Director Wrote, produced, and directed this one-act musical.

  • Jesus

    Jesus (1997)
    Theater by VCC Theatre Writer / Producer / Director Wrote, produced, and directed this two-act drama.

Education

  • TV Writing w/ Karen Hall
    (2016-2016)

  • Groundlings - Basic Improv Level 1
    (2010-2010)

  • Act One Writing Program
    (2008-2008)

  • Act One Producing Program
    (2007-2007)

  • Memorial University of Newfoundland (St. John's)
    (2002-2004)

  • Oral Roberts University (Tulsa, OK)
    (1998-2001)

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