WHO IS JANA?

I'm an actor, writer, director, producer, assistant director and general get'er done-er in film, television & theatre.

I've been telling stories for as long as I can remember and grew up writing and performing plays in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada.

After earning my BFA in Acting from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland, I wrote my first screenplay "Must Be a Zombie Apocalypse" for the St. John's International Women's Film Festival's inaugural FRAMED West program. The short comedy screened at the Halifax Independent Film Festival in 2013 & various Sci Fi Conventions in Atlantic Canada -AtlantiCon (Corner Brook, NL), SciFi on the Rock (St. John's, NL), HalCon (Halifax, NS), & CaperCon (Sydney, NS).
My second short film, "Up Close & Personal" premiered at the Atlantic Film Festival (FIN) in 2016. The same week my original play, "Work in Progress" premiered as part of the St. John's Shorts inaugural festival of short plays. 
After starring as the lead in Andrea Dunne's NIFCO Picture Start short film Malignant, (which also premiered that same year at AFF) I decided to make the big move to Toronto to pursue new opportunities.
Since moving here a little under a year ago, I've performed in Theatre Enthused "Dear Uncle Wish" as part of FringeTO, earned a spot in the Second City Training Centre's Conservatory Sketch Program, wrote a tv pilot and a few short plays.
 
Want to work with me?
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© 2018 by Jana Gillis.

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