"Fight Like a Girl" Best Documentary "Other Venice Film Festival" and Artemis Film Festival, Best of the Fest, "American Documentary Film Festival
"Stripped" Best Documentary, "Women's International Film Festival" in Sydney, Santa Barbara Film Festival, Kansas City Film Festival
Name: Jill Morley
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Fight Like a Girl
Film by Jill Morley (Documentary, Drama and Sport) Director, Writer, Producer, Self In a gritty, first-person narrative that was shot over a period of five years, filmmaker Jill Morley delves inside the little-known world of female boxers to meet the women who are passionate about fighting hard. She gets pulled into this culture as she trains for the New York Golden Gloves. From world champions to amateurs training for local tournaments, Jill discovers they all have a lot in common. The real emotional history, and traumas bubble up fleshing out a compelling story about women overcoming adversity; suicide, abuse, sexism, depression, and racism. Written by Anonymous
Film (short) by David LaChapelle (Comedy and Horror) Cinematographer A modern retelling of "The Red Shoes" in which a young prostitute becomes possessed with an irresistible urge to dance.
Alaska Is a Drag
Film (short) by Shaz Bennett (Comedy, Drama and Fantasy) Actress, Stunts Leo stands out in a crowd. That's not always a good thing working in a fish cannery in Alaska. His dreams of leaving this small town are hard fought, until a new boy moves to town and sees him for who he really is - an international superstar. Written by SB
Loop-da-Loop and Giuseppe
Film (short) by Jason Jaworski (Comedy, Drama and Music) Cinematographer Loop-da-Loop, a Victorian transvestite prostitute, escapes from his pimp with the help of his lover Brooklyn Police Captain Giuseppe Baldi.
Confessions of a Go-Go Girl
TV Movie by Grant Harvey (Drama) Writer Jane McCoy, a recent college graduate, much to her parent's dismay, decides to scrap her plans for law school to pursue an acting career full-time. Struggling to make ends meet, she meets a confident and persuasive friend who shows her the way to make extra money go-go dancing. What starts as just an "easy money" job, however, rapidly becomes an all-consuming activity that slowly pulls Jane from her acting classes, her relationships with her boyfriend and family, and, most importantly, from her true self. Written by Anonymous
Film by Jill Morley (Documentary) Director, Producer Nonfiction filmmaker Jill Morley documents her exploration of the exotic dancer (stripper) experience. Through tactfully selected and edited sequences, you get an insider's view into the job itself, how clubs chauffeur dancers, protect them, what's required of them, how much money they can make, tricks that dancers use to make more money, and keep clients at bay. By trying to work as a dancer, Morley gives the viewer a very personal perspective on the experience. Long-time professional dancers reveal personal anecdotes and feelings about how the job effects them in candid, personal interviews. A group discussion with several dancers is likewise illuminating. Written by David Spalding
Television (Documentary) Miscellaneous Crew, Self
Film by Hal Hartley (Comedy and Drama) Actress Socially inept garbage man Simon is befriended by Henry Fool, a witty roguish, but talentless novelist. Henry opens a magical world of literature to Simon who turns his hand to writing the 'great American poem'. As Simon begins his controversial ascent to the dizzying heights of Nobel Prize winning poet, Henry sinks to a life of drinking in low-life bars. The two friends fall out and lose touch until Henry's criminal past catches up with him and he needs Simon's help to flee the country. Written by Josh Mueller <firstname.lastname@example.org>