Jill is a director, editor, producer and writer. She began her career as a Production Assistant at the Public Theatre running lines with Morgan Freeman. An experienced playwright, her first play was produced at the Dublin Fringe Festival; most recently she's had work produced at La MaMa Theatre (NY). Jill is an accomplished writer who was has been selected as a resident at Mabou Mines Theatre Company and has participated in CBS' Writers' Development Program (Daytime). Jill spent six years managing the production company and assisting in the development of the documentary "Dancing Across Borders" directed by Anne Bass. In 2013 she was one of 20 filmmakers awarded a scholarship to Killer Film's/Stony Brook Southampton's 20/20/20 program where she wrote, directed and edited the narrative short "After Tomorrow" (Henley Film Festival.) Other documentary work includes: "Out of Print" (Tribeca Film Festival,) "Never Stand Still" (Dance on Camera,) "Bernal's Picasso" (IUCr, Japan,) and "The Hamlet of Canfield Gardens" (JW3, UK). Most recently Jill directed, produced and wrote the feature length documentary "Mr. Chibbs" an observational portrait of NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson. Jill is a candidate for her MFA in documentary at Hunter College. Jill is a proud member of NYWIFT and the Producer's Guild of America, PGA.
Film (Documentary) Director "Mr. Chibbs" is an observational feature length documentary that follows NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson, in the midst of a mid life crisis, dealing with drinking issues, attempting to get a job, and on a journey to find himself ten years post retirement. Everything came easy, but when he lost it all, he had to figure out who he was minus his famous handle. A story about society and its prodigies. Featuring Kenny Anderson, Natasha Anderson, David Falk,Kenny Smith, Vince Smith, Coach Bobby Cremins, Coach Bobby Hurley, Pierre Turner and Kenny Anderson Jr.
The Hamlet of Canfield Gardens
Film by Seagull Ink (Documentary, Romance, History and Biography) Director An intimate love story exploring the relationship, artistic passion and career of 89 year old British writer Bernard Kops and his muse Erica, as they come to terms with a major theme in Bernard's work: death. Kops manages to do so with with humor, poetry and good old fashioned chutzpa. Combining vérité footage with traditional Jewish songs, Kops' poetry is utilized to delve in and out of indelible moments of his life. Kops' student and mentee, Jill Campbell has created a raw and passionate celebration of this special and last of a dying breed of 'Angry Young Men.' Screened at the JW3 Center London.
Film (Drama and Short) Director On the eve of graduation a senior pranks the commencement speaker earning her a degree in reality. 'After Tomorrow' was produced as part of Stony Brook Southampton/Killer Films inaugural 20/20/20 program. At Southampton College it's tradition to play a practical joke on the commencement speaker the night before graduation. Zoe volunteers to seduce prolific writer and commencement speaker Shane Miller by luring him to the school windmill where fellow students will film the 'action.' Things don't turn out as planned when Zoe finds herself falling for her victim. Shane's severe reaction to being pranked shakes Zoe out of her millennial existence causing her to confront what her life will be like 'After Tomorrow.' Written by Anonymous
Out of Print
Film (Documentary, Family, History and News) Producer Out of Print draws us into the topsy-turvy world of the written word, illuminating the turbulent, exciting journey from the book through the digital revolution. Writers, publishers, readers all in flux. Booksellers closing shop. Librarians and teachers seeking new roles. Storytellers like Ray Bradbury, complemented by evocative visuals, weave a compelling tale. Scott Turow and Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon as an online bookstore, place us in the middle of their debate. People tell us they read snippets all day long, yet one of five Americans no longer reads a single book, in any format, in an entire year. Personal stories of parents and students take us into their worlds, highlighting how this revolution is changing every aspect of the printed word -- and changing us. Written by Anonymous
Bernal's Picasso: When Art Met Science
Film (Documentary and History) Producer Acclaimed Crystallographer Cele Abad-Zapatero approaches playwright Jill Campbell to collaborate on a play about the science and history of Crystallography focusing on a meeting of famed scientist John D. Bernal and Pablo Picasso. What entails is an amusing and informative journey where Jill teaches Cele about playwriting/art and Cele teaches Jill about science/Crystallography. Filmed on location in Chicago at Argonne National Laboratory and a Chicago rehearsal studio, this collaboration results in a staged reading for the APS annual users conference. 'Bernal's Picasso: When Art Met Science' illuminates the parallels that exist between scientist and artist - while educating the viewer on the science and history of Crystallography. Written by Jill Campbell
Dancing Across Borders
Film (Documentary) Producer On a trip to Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia in January 2000, filmmaker Anne Bass came across a 16 year old boy who moved her immensely with his amazing and seemingly natural charms and grace as a dancer. Having been a longtime devotee to the world of dance herself back in the United States, Anne felt compelled to give this young boy the opportunity to leave his home and follow a dream that she felt he hadn't even yet seen for himself. From the serene countryside of Southeast Asia to the halls of the New York's School of American Ballet to the stage of the Pacific Northwest Ballet in Seattle, DANCING ACROSS BORDERS peeks behind the scenes into the world of dance and chronicles the intimate and triumphant story of a boy who was discovered, and who only much later discovered all that he had in himself. Written by Anonymous