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Jill D’Agnenica is a multiple award winning visual artist and filmmaker who spent much of her childhood transporting herself out of the hot kitchens of her family’s restaurants with drawing supplies, books, and television. The Los Angeles Times called Jill’s directorial debut Life Inside Out (starring Maggie Baird and Finneas O’Connell) “a gentle, poignant drama whose heart and head are squarely in the right place.” She has since directed PSAs, music and art videos, the tragi-comic absurdist short A Dog’s Story, and her first episode of television on Freeform’s Switched at Birth. Early in Covid-19 stay-at-home orders, Jill remotely directed the 130 members of Angel City Chorale for the music video Sogno di Volare and then went on to direct their Holiday Concert with the same tools and exponential complexity. Then she did it again, directing their summer concert, “Play it Forward.”

As an editor, Jill has crafted over 80 hours of prime-time television as well as several independent features, music videos, and documentary shorts. Her television credits include Big Sky, Ordinary Joe, Party of Five, Creep Show, How to Get Away with Murder, Lucifer, Pretty Little Liars, Switched at Birth, Undercovers, Hollywood Heights, and The Division.

Jill holds a BA in History from UCLA and an MFA in Visual Art from Claremont Graduate University. She was selected to be a director in the Disney | ABC Directing Program 2016-2018 and the CBS Directors Initiative 2019-2021. Jill enjoys sharing experiences with fellow filmmakers, artists, and students, including moderating panels for Slamdance, Phoenix Film Festival, SAG/Aftra Foundation and the DGA Women’s Steering Committee, and teaching Master Classes at the Motion Picture Editors Guild. She is an active member Film Independent, Film Fatales, the Alliance of Women Directors, American Cinema Editors (ACE), and the Directors Guild of America.

Jill D’Agnenica