Jill Harrigan is a film hobbyist who lives in Denver, Colorado. Born and raised in Maine, she's been dabbling in writing and filmmaking ever since she was a child. As a teenager, she combined her love of acting and karate when she was cast as Opponent #1 in the film, Shadow Glories. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine with a degree in media studies and a minor in creative writing. Jill attended Diane Bell's Rebel Heart Film Workshop as well as her 8-week screenwriting course through the Lighthouse Writers Workshop. Jill also attended one semester at Colorado Film School where she met identical twins, Brandy and Brittany Joseph. The twins went on to star in Jill's directorial debut, Half Lost. While living in Maine between 2018 - 2020, Jill was one of 7 directors hand-picked to create a film for Damnationland, a horror/thriller film festival showcasing Maine-based filmmakers. Because of the event, Jill was afforded the opportunity to direct her second film, Laynie Needs a Light. This film was co-written by Jill and her good friend and Director of Photography, Charlotte Warren, and received the award for Best Screenplay Short at the 2019 Long Beach QFilm Festival. Jill is grateful for the opportunity to share Half Lost and Laynie Needs a Light with viewers. Jill remains committed to writing stories with lesbian protagonists whose dilemma has nothing to do with their sexual preference. And because she's been in an interracial relationship for over 16 years, Jill is adamant about ensuring this kind of representation in every screenplay she writes.