Recently released feature films I'm in includes rock-n-roll dramedy “The Incoherents” (with Annette O'Toole), directed by Jared Barel, in which I played Chrissie, the bass player's yogini girlfriend [an I-Tunes top-rated release, & available on various VOD platforms] and dramedy "Prince Harming", director Marianne Hettinger, playing the protagonist's artsy, flirty neighbor Rhoda [on Amazon Prime].
---Other film and television roles include a lead role in indie feature "You Have the Right To Remain Violent, directed by Roberto Monticello, roles in indie film "Confess" (with Ali Larter, Melissa Leo and Eugene Byrd), writer-dir. Stefan Schaefer, and "A Beautiful Mind" directed by Ron Howard.
---Comedy web-series "Gail's New Boyfriend" (New Media Comedy), in which I play an anchorwoman, Trisha, is soon to be on Amazon Prime, and "Infiltration", a crime thriller that's a proof of concept short film for upcoming feature film,"Infiltrated" by writer-director Marvalee Peart, in which I played the lead role of Mona DiBiassi, the wife of the mob boss, is currently being shopped around.
---Got my start in theater, playing Off-Broadway (including at the Public Theater and in "Tony & Tina's Wedding") Off-Off-Broadway and regional theaters and had the pleasure of playing onstage with such luminaries as Marion Seldes, Marlo Thomas and Austin Pendleton, and of playing Marilyn Monroe in Chris Savery’s "Marilyn”, with Jack Mulcahy as JFK, in Britfest 2005.
---Short film “Hungry” (which I wrote, co-directed and co-produced), co-starring Eric Roberts - after being selected to 35 festivals with 19 awards -including 8 acting awards I was honored to receive - has been acquired for distribution by IndiePix Films. - www.hungry.movie -
--- I've also performed at Uprights Citizen Brigade and UCBeast
---And am co-creator & co-lead singer of NYC alt. rock band LOVE ALIEN, and world music/alt rock band Musiciens Sans Frontieres. - please go to the Endorphin Records link to see/hear our award-winning music videos -- and to reverbnation dot com/tsmsf for more songs.
---I've been a Guest Performing Artist at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and Guest acting teacher/master actor at John Pallotta's NYC studio. -
-----IMDB page: http://www.imdb.me/jilliesimon
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Music work --
---With current band, Musiciens Sans Frontieres and prior incarnation LOVE ALIEN, I've toured in Europe, the U.S. and the Middle East, played Yasgurs Farm in the Woodstock Delirium Concert (a Woodstock Reunion Concert, on the bill with Buzzy Linhart, Melanie and Country Joe) and has also been on the bill with Deodato, Spacehog, Marky Ramone & the Intruders and opened for Dale Bozzio (of Missing Persons). Benefits include the Salvation Army Benefit for Hurricane Katrina victims at Pier 66, NYC, a Benefit for IndyMedia (with Ricanstruction), and for the 9/11 Firefighters.
"----Affection" (Picture This) made it onto the Grammy 2008 Ballot.
----Songs I've co-written have been in web pilot "We Became The Enemy" (in which I played a performance-artist/bike messenger), in an indie film written & directed by the seven time Emmy Award winning William Electric Black, (as-yet-unreleased ensemble black comedy in which I played one of the leads), and most recently sang and created the melody for "Betty the Elephant" for an upcoming film of writer/director Devi Snively, currently in development, in which I'll play a singer in a sideshow band in a circus in the early 1930's.
Film (Comedy and Drama) Actress In "Prince Harming", Victoria, a strong woman in her mid-forties, falls in love with a man who turns out to be a sociopath. If it can happen to Victoria, it can happen to anyone. Victoria, an immigrant from Liechtenstein, meets her "Prince Charming", the Olympic star Max Bauer, whom she fancied as a teenager. After a number of embarrassing attempts to revive his career in Europe, Max Bauer tries to find fortune in "the land of endless opportunities". He flees to New York - directly into Victoria's arms and tiny apartment. It's love at first sight for both- or so it seems. As he gradually reveals his abusive side, the drama of their "asymmetrical relationship" develops, as the former world star uses his fading glory to first dazzle, then exploit and abuse her in every which way. She unsuspectingly holds on to the relationship, only to find herself in mortal danger.
Film (Comedy) Actress Four forty-somethings each mired in some sort of mid life malaise reunite their 90's indie rock band.
Imitate the Sun
Film (Short and Drama) Actress Mia and Caroline reunite in a city park and soon find out that the past is not always quite past. Conflicts are resurrected, sparks fly - and then things get complicated.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actress An awkward first date played out by three different couples.
Video (Short and Music) Actress "Lost" tells the age old story of a man wanting the woman he craves. Once he gets her, the question arises: Can he handle it without screwing it up? Shot during the Carnival in Brazil and intercut with the band rocking hard in the studio, the song will make you get up and dance inadvertently. Written by Thomas Simon
Film (Short, Adventure and Drama) Actress An idealistic grade school teacher has a fear of speaking up in public (other than in front of her kids). But when she finds out that children in her school are going hungry- thanks to federal cutbacks in school lunch programs- it compels her to do things she wouldn't have thought she could do, including confronting a Congressman, in order to help the children. Written by Jillie Simon
Film (Short, Comedy and Romance) Actress In this charming homage to Woody Allen's 'Annie Hall' and 'Manhattan', Lola is a lovable, neurotic, and womanizing lesbian. After 30 years of playing the field, she meets the incomparable Hannah Henri: a dynamic femme who keeps everyone guessing as to what she'll say and do next. Hannah diagnoses Lola as afflicted with a "virgin heart," a heart that has never experienced the agony and ecstasy of being in love. Neither therapy nor threats from her close friends convince Lola to stay the course. But when Hannah breaks up with HER, she faces a reality she's never faced before. Her father wisely advices her, "There's no greater feeling than when a woman takes you as her own," and Lola reaches for the ultimate, winning back Hannah's love and stepping into the world of loving bliss. Presented in black and white. Written by Anonymous
So Many Ways (For Safe, Green, Sane Energy)
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You Have the Right to Remain Violent
Film (Action, Drama and Thriller) Actress Kids are forced to participate in a secret fight club run by town officials.
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Film (Thriller and Drama) Actress A political thriller that charts the exploits of disillusioned ex-hacker Terell Lessor. A return to New York, coupled with a humiliating attempt at getting a new job, serves as the catalyst for him to take action against those who slighted him in the past. Employing strategically placed spy-cams, and operating in tandem with backer, strategist and lover Olivia, he captures compromising footage and broadcasts the edited clips via a newly-minted website. Recognizing the power of their model, the two begin to target CEOs, politicians, those who represent the worst of the establishment. Soon Terell's every move is front-page news, law enforcement is after him, and copy-catters are taking his abduction-and-confession model to extremes he never imagined. With these forces colliding, Terell has to decide whether his actions are sustainable - a decision that will compromise his agenda, his first taste of romance, and his physical wellbeing. Written by Anonymous
As the World Turns
Television (Drama and Romance) Actress Set in the fictional town of Oakdale, this long-running serial focuses on the relationships and difficulties of its inhabitants.
A Beautiful Mind
Film (Biography and Drama) Actress From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink of international acclaim. But the handsome and arrogant Nash soon found himself on a painful and harrowing journey of self-discovery. After many years of struggle, he eventually triumphed over his tragedy, and finally - late in life - received the Nobel Prize. Written by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures
The Fanatical Teachings of Julian Tau
Film (Comedy and Short) Actress Fanatical leader Julian Tau brings his childhood regression techniques to the weak and vulnerable and forms the "New Beginnings" cult. But what happens when someone within the cult finds out he's drugging the water to keep people under his maniacal grasp? Written by Anonymous
Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting-"A Chance" -Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema, CA
Award of Merit, "A Chance" -the Awareness Film Festival, Los Angeles, CA
Best Ensemble - "A Chance" - Brightside Tavern ShortFest Film Series, NJ
Best Actress: Jillie Simon in "A Chance"- Gold Award- International Independent Film Awards
Best Score: Thomas Simon, for "A Chance" - Silver Award- International Independent Film Awards
Best Short Film: "A Chance"- Silver Award- International Independent Film Awards
BEST SHORT FILM WITH A MESSAGE -"Hungry" - Skiptown International Film Festival 2020, LA, CA
Leading Actress -Award of Recognition -Jillie Simon, "Hungry" - Accolade Global Film Competition
Social Message Award, "Hungry"- Festival Angaelica, Duluth, USA
Outstanding Actress Award - Jillie Simon in "Hungry" - X World Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Outstanding Actress Award - Jillie Simon in "A Chance" - X World Film Festival, Rome, Italy
Best Actress -Jillie Simon in "Hungry" - Award of Prestige - Vegas Movie Awards, Las Vegas, USA
Best Inspirational Film - "Hungry", Award of Excellence -Vegas Movie Awards, Las Vegas, USA
Make A Difference Award, "Hungry" - San Diego International Kids' Film Festival
Best Actress in a Long Short, Jillie Simon in "Hungry" - The Brightside Film Festival, Jersey City,
Golden State Best Performance in an Acting Role-Jillie Simon, "Hungry"-Action on Film Intl. FilmFest
Award of Outstanding Excellence - Intl. Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration & Equality
Best Film (Public Service Honoree) Award - "Hungry" - Philadelphia Independent Film Festival, USA,
Award of Merit: Lead Actress, "Hungry", IndieFEST Film Awards
Nevada Film Festival, US, Golden Reel Award Music Video Competition, "So Many Ways"
Canada International Film Festival, Rising Star Award Music Video, "Legalize"
Honolulu Film Awards, US, Aloha Accolade, Music Video, "Legalize"
Toronto Independent Film Festival, CA, Jury Award, Best Music Video, "Legalize"