While Jillian Bullock attended La Salle University, she worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal. Upon graduation in 1991, with a degree in Communications, she got her first taste of filmmaking as an intern on Spike Lee’s movie Malcolm X. Jillian has gone on to work on her own, and other independent filmmakers’ movies, as a writer, director, producer, or actress. So far in Jillian’s career she has sold two scripts – Scar Across My Heart and The Champion Inside. Jillian is also an award winning filmmaker. She produced two independent films – Spirit and A Filmmaker’s Personal Journey (documentary).
Since 2007, Jillian has been a screenwriting judge for the annual Set in Philadelphia Screenwriting Contest, sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Film Office. Born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, Jillian is currently in development on a film she wrote entitled A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives. She will also serve as a co-producer.
When Jillian isn’t reading, writing or critiquing movies, she teaches fitness classes, including bootcamp, bodystrength, cardio conditioning, and kettlebell. She is also a former competitive martial artist with two black belts; one in Tae Kwon Do and the other in Wing Chun. She currently trains in Muay Thai and boxing.
Jillian’s first book, HERE I STAND, is a memoir.
Here I Stand (Memoir)
HERE I STAND is a memoir that is based on the life of Jillian Bullock, an African-American teenager, who fights to overcome homelessness, drugs, and prostitution in order to become a filmmaker and screenwriter, thereby fulfilling the dying wish of her stepfather, who is a Philadelphia Mobster.
Please note that due to certain harsh and gritty content in HERE I STAND it is best suited for readers over the age of 18.