A native of Southern California, Jill D’Agnenica grew up escaping into stories in books and on television in the kitchens of her family’s restaurants. She is now an award winning filmmaker and visual artist working in Los Angeles as a director and editor.
The Los Angeles Times called LIFE INSIDE OUT, Jill’s directorial debut, “a gentle, poignant drama whose heart and head are squarely in the right place...with tender direction by Jill D’Agnenica.” LIFE INSIDE OUT premiered at the 2013 Heartland Film Festival where it won both the Crystal Heart Award for Narrative Feature and Best Premiere. It went on to screen at 21 festivals, receiving 16 awards. Jill has since directed a series of PSAs for the Los Angeles Regional Food Bank, music and art videos, and her first episode of television on Freeform’s SWITCHED AT BIRTH. Her tragi-comic absurdist short, A DOG’S STORY, is currently making the festival rounds.
As an editor, Jill has crafted over 80 hours of prime-time television on shows including the new PARTY OF FIVE (Freeform), HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER (ABC), LUCIFER (Fox), PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (Freeform), SWITCHED AT BIRTH (Freeform), and UNDERCOVERS (NBC).
Jill holds a BA in History from UCLA and an MFA in Visual Art from Claremont Graduate University. She enjoys opportunities to contribute as a guest lecturer, panelist, and mentor to fellow filmmakers and artists.http://www.jillmakesfilms.com/