JYLLIAN GUNTHER is an Emmy-award winning writer, producer and director. She specializes in verité documentary and has a keen interest in exploring the stories of young people. She is currently in production on a new feature doc, Sunset & The Mockingbird.
Her last feature film, The New Public, is distributed by Kino Lorber and aired on PBS in 2013. It is currently available on Netflix, Amazon, and ITunes. Her previous critically-acclaimed documentary, PullOut, was an official selection of numerous national and international film festivals. It is also available online.
Previously, she directed and produced six short documentaries for the new series, The New Yorker Presents, produced by JigSaw, Amazon, and The New Yorker magazine.
She served as reporter/co-producer for NPR's acclaimed, This American Life program. She won an Emmy for her work as director, writer and producer on the PBS educational PSA series. Also for PBS, she directed multiple episodes of the Emmy award-winning series “Postcards from Buster.”
She frequently works as director and supervising producer for multiple episodes of the TLC Emmy award-winning series, Who Do You Think You Are, featuring Jennifer Grey, Alfre Woodard, Bill Paxton, Josh Groban and Lea Michel. Jyllian began her career as a staff writer for Nickelodeon.
Previously, she worked as a public and private school educator in film, art and creative writing. She runs the production company Wonderful6, Inc.