Jyllian Gunther
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Jyllian Gunther is an Emmy-award winning multimedia storyteller for film, television, radio, and digital. She is known for her ability to draw comedic, heartfelt characters with unique voices. She has a keen interest in exploring the stories of young people and old people..

Her third documentary, Sunset & The Mockingbird., is currently in post production.
She is currently Co-Executive Producer• Director•Writer on multiple episodes for season 11 of the NBC Emmy award-winning series, Who Do You Think You Are.

She was Executive Producer • Director • Writer for the History/A&E documentary, Black Patriots, featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

Other credits include: Producer for ABC’s The Last Defense, a seven part docu-series executive produced by Viola Davis; Director • Producer • Writer for the JigSaw, Amazon series, The New Yorker Presents.

Her second award-winning feature documentary, The New Public, aired on PBS, is distributed by Kino Lorber with a curriculum created by Teachers College at Columbia University,

Her first critically-acclaimed documentary, Pull Out, was an official selection of numerous national and international film festivals. She served as Reporter • Co-Producer for NPR's acclaimed, This American Life program. (Episodes:“Kid Politics” & “Stuck In the Middle.”)

She is the recipient of a national Emmy award for writing and directing a series of public service announcements that aired on PBS. Find her at: www.jylliangunther.com


  • Sunset and the Mockingbird (Teaser)

    The love story of jazz legend Junior Mance and Gloria Clayborne, his wife, manager and soulmate. Over 20 years, memory fades, love is redefined, music endures.