Hey, I'm Jaclyn!

I am an award winning director who uses humor to push boundaries and social consciousness. In my richly sound designed films about human connection, I like to explore flawed characters and the power of their subconscious, across multiple genres.

My Projects

My Films

What if a girl has a very private moment in a very public place?

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Downtown

2013

 • Short

by Jaclyn Gramigna

Maggie's marrying the love of her life, but will her family's disapproval deter the union?

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Sleeping With Earrings On

2015

 • Short

by Jaclyn Gramigna

Projects I'm Supporting

Don't Forget To Remember

New York Short
Drama, Sci-Fi

After an incident afflicts the world with a fatal form of insomnia, a young woman must traverse an alternate dimension in order to give mank

80%

This project got the green light!

The Last Stop

New York Series
Drama, Comedy

What happens to those weird and wonderful New York City subway characters after they leave the train?

102%

This project got the green light!

The BLDG: Five Stories of Horror

New York Feature
Horror, Other

Five chilling stories set in the same creepy NYC building, where dark forces bring about the manifestation of its residents' worst fears.

83%

This project got the green light!

Comedic Timing

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

An improv teacher helps her all-women class sort out their personal lives as hers careens out of control.

106%

This project got the green light!

2 WEEKS

New York Short
Drama, Horror

2 WEEKS accompanies Tanya as she explores what it means to be asexual in a committed relationship and an actor in a “sex sells” world.

101%

This project got the green light!

THORP

Danbury Feature
Comedy, Sci-Fi

After leaving Earth in the late 80's, an alien returns to reconnect with his best friend, in a world now obsessed with technology.

115%

This project got the green light!

Bite Me

New York Feature
Comedy, Romance

A subversive romantic comedy about a real-life vampire and the IRS agent who audits her

101%

This project got the green light!

"SURE-FIRE" - Development Funding Phase II

New York Feature
Comedy, Crime

SURE-FIRE is a comedy about a NYC con man having a mid-life crisis who stumbles into becoming a movie producer to pay off gangsters.

152%

This project got the green light!

Welcome to Deathfest

Baltimore Feature
Documentary, Music

Welcome to Deathfest takes a behind-the-scenes look at "America's biggest metal party of the year."

86%

This project got the green light!

Pay to Stay

New York Short
Horror, LGBTQ

A couple take a mini-vacation to repair their relationship, unaware the AirBNB they rented may lead to their untimely end.

82%

This project got the green light!

Butterflies

New York Short
Drama

Butterflies is a dark look at the psychological affects of bullying on Melanie as she navigates her way through high school.

102%

This project got the green light!

Soiled Doves

Los Angeles Series
Drama, Western

1887: A female saloon owner, a troubled prostitute and a newcomer with a secret must unite to save their frontier town from an ancient evil.

87%

This project got the green light!

You Look Great

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

After secretly struggling with his weight for years, Peter's body shame pushes him further than ever before in pursuit of complete control.

83%

This project got the green light!

About a Donkey

New York Feature
Comedy, LGBTQ

A quirky ensemble comedy about growing up, about growing old, and about a donkey.

108%

This project got the green light!

Royally: An Original Series

New York Series
Comedy

A millennial burnout runs a private princess party company as a front for small-time cons, petty theft, and drug peddling.

102%

This project got the green light!

Pair of Normals

New York Series
Comedy, Music

An anxious, divorced psychic and a disheveled college dropout cross paths in NYC and struggle to put their disastrous lives back together.

80%

This project got the green light!

F*ck Yes Series

Los Angeles Series
Romance, Comedy

F*ck Yes! is what affirmative consent sounds like. Sex made hotter. SoSFW (sort of Safe For Work.)

133%

This project got the green light!

Eudaemonia

New York Short
Comedy, Drama

A serendipitous mistake leads to a fleeting encounter between a traveller and a reclusive New Yorker. A film about the power of connection.

100%

This project got the green light!

B.U.T.S

New York Series
Comedy

Bilingual, Underrepresented, Titless, Sallies. We are spoofing Latino stereotypes on TV!

100%

This project got the green light!

Santi

New York Short
Drama

Santi the film is the story of a young man who struggles to escape the violence of his home.

91%

This project got the green light!

A Queen For The People

New York Feature
Documentary, LGBTQ

Bob the Drag Queen's career is on the rise. Where the hell she off to next?

104%

This project got the green light!

Fear of Heights

Allentown Short
Drama

Carina promised to take her little sister to the amusement park for the day but decides to stop at her boyfriend's house first.

80%

This project got the green light!

The Confession

Brooklyn Short
Comedy, Drama

Certain secrets hold the potential to alter Ellen and Jacob's new and blossoming romance in permanent ways.

107%

This project got the green light!

Space Available Web Series

Series
Comedy, Drama

A maverick student documentarian looks to his expose his crooked stepfather's seedy rehearsal studio.

85%

This project got the green light!

I Can't With You

Los Angeles Short
Comedy

When your best friend brings out the worst in you.

82%

This project got the green light!

Sleeping With Earrings On

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Maggie’s marrying the woman of her dreams but will tension between her sisters ruin the day?

166%

This project got the green light!

Assassin

Los Angeles Feature
LGBTQ, Thriller

The story of an assassin, a job gone wrong and the woman she never expected to fall in love with.

84%

This project got the green light!

Headshots

Los Angeles Short
Action, Satire

When hitmen kidnap an aspiring actor, he must depend on the kindness of strangers who want him dead.

80%

This project got the green light!

Seclusion

New York Short
Drama, Science

The final moment between a couple as one of them prepares for mission launch.

103%

This project got the green light!

Blackwell Summers Mysteries

New York Series
Action, Mystery

Ladies of Blackwell Summers Detective Agency puts suckas to shame and take them lames out the game!!

100%

This project got the green light!

Settling Up

New York Series
Comedy

A comedic web series about female finances, fertility, and friendship. It's time to Settle Up.

101%

This project got the green light!

The Videoblogs

Brooklyn Feature
Drama

A feature film about a lonely young woman who reaches out through The Screen.

108%

This project got the green light!

Directed by Women


Global Celebration

Inviting the world to fall madly in love with & wildly celebrate women filmmakers & their films.

88%

This project got the green light!

CongestedCat Shorts

New York Short
Drama, LGBTQ

Character-driven, stereotype breaking short films about loss from the creators of 'Kelsey.'

120%

This project got the green light!

Section II

Company
Film-related Business, LGBTQ

Netflix for Lesbians.

80%

This project got the green light!

Sheila Scorned

Los Angeles Short
Satire, Shorts Program

A grindhouse short starring a quick-witted stripper who's out to get even with the men in her way.

98%

This project got the green light!

Movies & Shows I Recommend

Hip hop and corn fields are not mutually exclusive.

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Iowa Mixtape

2010

 • Short

by Paul Lovelace & Jessica Wolfson

A short film about women, Puerto Rico, and sexuality...

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Gabi

2012

 • Short

by Zoe Salicrup-Junco

What if a girl has a very private moment in a very public place?

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Downtown

2013

 • Short

by Jaclyn Gramigna

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