Gillian Wallace Horvat is an award-winning Los Angeles-based writer and filmmaker. Her debut feature I BLAME SOCIETY, which she wrote, directed, and starred in garnered Horvat a 2022 Film Independent Spirit Award nomination. Having been called “a witty, lacerating satire” by Variety and “a biting, often hilarious send-up of the Hollywood machine” by Indiewire, I BLAME SOCIETY is Certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. The film World Premiered in the Bright Future Competition at International Film Festival Rotterdam and is currently available on Shudder.
Horvat's short film KISS KISS FINGERBANG, starring Anton Yelchin, Kate Lyn Sheil, and Buck Henry, was awarded the Jury Prize in the Midnight Shorts category at South by Southwest; it later premiered online as a Vimeo Staff Pick. Currently she has a television show in development with Sharon Horgan’s company, Merman, and the sales/financing for her script about barrier-breaking sports journalist Anita Martini was recently picked up by Verve Ventures.
Her penchant for provocative filmmaking stretches back to her N.Y.U. student short, GUNPLAY, the first and only film to receive a content warning from Tisch’s First Run student film festival. After graduating from N.Y.U. with a B.F.A. in Film & Television Production and from U.C.L.A. with an M.A. in Cinema & Media Studies, she produced A FULLER LIFE, a documentary about the life and films of Sam Fuller that premiered at the Venice Film Festival.