Hey, I'm Jillian!

Los Angeles, California
  • When Jillian Carney Howell was seven years old, Santa Claus brought her a Barbie video camera and her love of filmmaking was sparked. A native of Scott Depot, West Virginia, there were not many narrative filmmaking opportunities in the mountain state, so she learned to create her own: winning online video contests in middle school, lobbying her high school principal to let her take a screenwriting course, saving money in a jar to attend the New York Film Academy summer camp, and creating work for Winfield High School's morning announcements. Carney Howell attended college at Marshall University and graduated with honors from University of North Carolina Wilmington's Film Studies program in 2017, where she wrote, directed, and produced her own narrative and documentary short films. Since January 2019, Jillian has been a Production Assistant at Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, California working in Production Management on the recordbreaking Frozen II. Passionate, enthusiastic, authentic, with a goofy sense of humor and often overdressed is Jillian in a nutshell.

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Stay Calm

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Drama, Horror

A love triangle must control their most primal instincts to avoid being possessed by a rage zombie virus that has infected all of humanity.

14%

25 days left

26 followers

Shanidar

Richmond, Virginia Film Feature
Drama, Horror

Six women fight the end of days in a country home; the world outside their door is hungry, but the greatest threat may already be inside.

102%

21 days left

72 followers

The Passing On

Richmond, Virginia Film Feature
Documentary

A renowned embalmer puts his faith in millennials to continue the legacy of the Black funeral home, but his young intern has his own ideas.

71%

20 days left

60 followers

JUNIPER - Feature Film

Los Angeles, California Film Feature
Comedy

An introverted millennial attempts to mourn her sister’s tragic death by escaping to solitude, but unexpected guests force her to confront

201%

19 days left

422 followers

I'm Not Chris Hemsworth

Los Angeles, California Film Short
Comedy, Adventure

An over-the-top comedy about a middle aged gay man who wakes to a wacky world where everyone thinks he's Chris Hemsworth (duh!).

84%

19 days left

85 followers

E is for:

Greenville, South Carolina Film Feature
Sci-Fi, LGBTQ

A story of self-love as Revolution, Community, and Quantum Physics.

21%

33 days left

63 followers

breakLAND

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Eddy works at a theme park taking pictures of kids; however, his boss is determined to destroy any dreams Eddy has of being a photographer.

41%

12 days left

104 followers

Hit The Bucket

New York City, New York Film Short
Drama, Musical

In lower east side Union Square Park, the lives of three performance artists are examined over the course of a day.

90%

22 days left

56 followers

Gas and Glamour

Los Angeles, California Art & Photography
Documentary, History

Car culture and architectural advertising in Los Angeles during America’s golden age of the automobile

53%

5 days left

35 followers

The Sacred & The Snake

Wauwatosa, Wisconsin Film Feature
Documentary

A Lakota matriarch, a two-spirit youth leader, and a queer Appalachian discover their power within a movement that echoes worldwide.

93%

1 day left

372 followers

No Fats. No Femmes. No Asians.

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy, LGBTQ

A gay man discovers the feminine parts of himself he was hiding to appeal to his close-minded boyfriend.

89%

17 hours left

165 followers

Psychic School

Los Angeles, California Series
Comedy

Blanche learns that she has psychic abilities, only to fall prey to a scam before being recruited into a legitimate school for psychics.

82%

This project got the green light!

Shine On, WV

Teays Valley, West Virginia Series
Biography, Documentary

Shine On, WV is a web series of 5-8 minute videos showcasing West Virginia artists and their stories to create inspiration and support.

104%

This project got the green light!

The West Virginian Starfish

Chicago, Illinois Film Short
Drama, Nature

After the mysterious exit of her father, Carly is stuck with his old mission-- picking up defeated thru-hikers from The Appalachian Trail. O

107%

12 days left

103 followers

Don't Die

Huntsville, Alabama Film Feature
Crime, Thriller

Driven to steal life-saving medicine, a desperate man ends up on the run and at the mercy of a black market pharmacy.

107%

This project got the green light!

Dreambound

Burbank, California Radio & Podcasts
Fantasy, Sci-Fi

A sci-fi/fantasy podcast about a girl-who's-not-a-girl trying to escape from a virtual online video game.

113%

This project got the green light!

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