IMDB page: http:/www.imdb.me/jilliesimon Official Website: http://www.jilliesimon.com
Talent Agent
Central Artists Talent Agency
Jillie Simon is a SAG-AFTRA & AEA actor, as well as a producer, writer, director and singer-songwriter. She wrote, co-directed, produced and played the lead role in her first narrative short film "Hungry", co-starring Oscar-nominee Eric Roberts, which went on to win 19 awards (including 8 that Jillie won for Best Actress/Best Performance/ Outstanding Actress) and 17 more nominations in 35 film festivals, before getting acquired by IndiePix Films. "Hungry" is now streaming on several platforms. - hungry.movie
Her new film "A Chance" is still in it's festival journey, and had just been Officially Selected to it's 18th festival (Idyllwild Festival of Cinema) and has also been honored with numerous awards, including Best LGBT Short or Feature, Outstanding Actress: Jillie Simon, Best Ensemble, Gold Award for Leading Actress in a Narrative Short, Best Drama, Best LGBT Short, etc., with more nominations to date. Prior to the narrative shorts,, she'd co-directed, co-produced and performed in two multi-award-winning music videos, "Legalize" and "So Many Ways (For Safe, Green, Sane Energy)".
As an actor, she just played Kim in the second episode of actor-writer-director Ken Forman (Wilder, Wilder, Wilder -Three by Thornton, Broadway) 's new web-series "New Moon". Other recent film-work includes a principal role in multi-award winning feature film “The Incoherents” (Amy Carlson, Annette O'Toole) by Jared Barel, which has received distribution by Gravitas Ventures, and in “Prince Harming”, a multi award-winning dramedy, by Marianne Hettinger, being distributed by Ammo Content.
Past film roles include a lead role in "You Have the Right to Remain Violent”, directed by the multi-award-winning Roberto Monticello, roles in “Confess” (Melissa Leo, Eugene Byrd) by Stefan Schaefer, the Oscar-winning "A Beautiful Mind", directed by Ron Howard and the title role in romantic comedy short "Hannah Henri" by Akiva Penaloza. Television includes "Full Frontal with Samantha Bee and a recurring role on "As The World Turns”.
She also played in comedy web-series “Gail’s New Boyfriend” (New Media Comedy) and 2020 feature film "Beyond Adversity".
Off-Broadway work includes performances at the NY Public Theater ("Blues"), in "Tony & Tina’s Wedding", and playing Marilyn Monroe in "Marilyn”, with Jack Mulcahy as JFK, BritFest. Regional theater work included performing with Marlo Thomas at the Cleveland Playhouse. Jillie has also performed with other luminaries such as Marion Seldes (Players Club), Austin Pendleton (Cornelia St. Cafe), Joyce Randolph (New Dramatists) and with Tom Wopat, playing his sixth wife, in a reading of Larry Beinhart's screenplay, “Divorce”, at The Directors Company, directed by Michael Parva.
She’s performed improv shows and sketch at the Upright Citizen’s Brigade, UCBeast and the NY Comedy Club and been a Guest Teaching Artist at NYU Tisch School of Arts and in John Pallotta's NY acting classes.
She also, for five years in a row, had led the Socially Relevant Film Festival's Screenplay Competition and been Director of the Screenplay Finalist Staged Reading, but has passed the torch, as she's in development for her next film, and has also been cast as the lead female in Tim Young's new comedy "Hair of The Dog", which is being planned for a 2022 Off-Broadway run
WINNER: Best Actress: Jillie Simon- Gold Award- WINNER: Best Score: "A Chance" (Thomas Simon)- Silver Award, WINNER: Best Short Film: "A Chance"- Silver Award
A Chance
International Independent Film Awards
Online
2022
Best Short Film nominee, Best LGBTQ Film nominee
A Chance
Reelheart International Film Festival
Toronto
2021
Official Selection
A Chance
Brighton Rocks Film Festival
Brighton
2021
Official Selection
A Chance
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Philadelphia
2021
Best Ensemble Award Winner, Best Actress Nominee, Jillie Simon, Best Drama Nominee, Best Script/Produced Nominee
A Chance
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series
Jersey City
2020
Award Winner /Update, because we were unable to make it the festival because of global pandemic, our category was changed from "Winner" to "Multiple Nominee"
A Chance
Show Low Film Festival
PineTop
2020
Official Selection
A Chance
Socially Relevant Film Festival NY
New York City
2020
Best Short Film Nominee
A Chance
Through Women's Eyes International Film Festival
Sarasota
2020
Honorary Selection [invited to lead off the festival]
"Hungry"
My Indie Short Film Festival
Los Angeles
2020
Winner: Best Actress - Award of Prestige, Winner: Best Inspirational Film - Award of Excellence
"Hungry"
Vegas Movie Awards
Las Vegas
2020
Winner: Outstanding Actress - Jillie Simon, Winner: Best Drama
A Chance
X World International Film Festival
Rome
2019
Winner: Best LGBT Short
A Chance
Skiptown Playhouse International Film Festival
Los Angeles
2019
Best Female Filmmaker Nominee
A Chance
Glendale International Film Festival
Glendale
2019
Official Selection
A Chance
Other Venice Film Festival
Venice
2019
Winner: Best LGBT Short or Feature
A Chance
Action on Film MegaFest 16th Annual Film Festival
Las Vegas
2019
Official Selection
A Chance
Big Apple Film Festival Spring Edition
NYC
2019
Official Selection
Hungry
X World International Film Festival
Rome
2019
Official Selection
Hungry
Festival Angaelica
Duluth
2019
WINNER: Outstanding Actress- Jillie Simon, WINNER, Directorial Excellence
"Hungry"
X World International Film Festival
Rome
2019
Winner: Best Social Message
"Hungry"
Festival Angaelica
Duluth
2019
Honorable Mention and 1st Runner-Up Audience Award
"Hungry"
Katra Film Series: SideBar Edition
NYC
2019
Make A Difference Award
Hungry
San Diego International Kids Film Festival
San Diego
2018
Best Actress, Long Short
Hungry
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
Jersey City
2018
WINNER: Make A Difference Award
"Hungry"
San Diego International Kids Film Festival
San Diego
2018
WINNER: Best Actress, Long Short
"Hungry"
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest
Jersey City
2018
WINNER: Indie Spirit Award, Nominations for Best Featurette, Best Actress - Featurette, Best Actor - Featurette, Best Ensemble - Featurette, Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting,, Marshall Hawkins Award, Best Score & Juan Ruiz Ancha-Best Cinematogrophy
Hungry
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Idyllwild, California
2017
Nomination: Best Short Film
"Hungry"
Hollywood Dreamz Film Festival
Las Vegas
2017
WiNNER: Indie Spirit Award, Nominations for Best Featurette, Best Actress - Featurette, Best Actor - Featurette, Best Ensemble - Featurette, Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting,, Marshall Hawkins Award, Best Score & Juan Ruiz Ancha-Best Cinematogrophy
"Hungry"
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Idyllwild, California
2017
Winner: International Award of Outstanding Excellence- "Hungry" -Lead Actress- Jillie Simon, Winner: International Award of Excellence "Hungry"- Music- Thomas Simon, Winner: Special Jury Award- Eric Roberts
Hungry
International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality
Jakarta
2016
WINNER: Golden State Best Performance in an Acting Role
Hungry
Action on Film International Film Festival
Monrovia
2016
Best Short Film Nominee
Hungry
Long Beach Indie International Film, Music and Media Festival
Long Beach
2016
Honorable Mention
Hungry
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival (23:45 minute version)
Cleveland
2016
WINNER: Best Film (Public Service Honoree)
Hungry
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival (23:45 minute version)
Philadelphia
2016
WINNER: INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING EXCELLENCE - LEAD ACTRESS - JILLIE SIMON, INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM - "HUNGRY", INTERNATIONAL AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE - MUSiC - Thomas Simon, SPECIAL JURY AWARD - Eric Roberts
"Hungry"
International Film Festival for Peace, Inspiration and Equality
Jakarta
2016
Winner: Star Award & Honorable Mention
"Hungry"
The Indie Gathering International Film Festival
Cleveland
2016
WINNER: Golden State Best Performance in an Acting Role
"Hungry"
Action on Film International Film Festival
Monrovia
2016
Nominee: Best Short Film
"Hungry"
The Long Beach Indie International Film, Music and Media Festival
Long Beach
2016
WINNER: Best Film (Public Service Honoree)
"Hungry"
Philadelphia Independent Film Festival
Philadelphia, PA
2016
Best Actress nominee, Best Short Film nominee
Hungry
Other Venice Film Festival (23:45 minute version)
Venice, California
2015
Best Actress nominee, Best Short Films by Women nominee
Hungry
Burbank International Film Festival (23:45 minute version)
Burbank, California
2015
Nominations: Best Actress, Best Short Film
"Hungry"
Other Venice Film Festival
Venice, California
2015
Nominations: Best Actress, Best Short Films by Women
"Hungry"
Burbank International Film Festival
Burbank, California
2015
Rising Star Award
Legalize
2012 Canada Film Festival
Vancouver
2012
Golden Reel Award
So Many Ways (For Safe, Green, Sane Energy)"
Nevada Film Festival
Las Vegas
2012
Winner: Best Music Video
Legalize
Marijuana Music Awards
Toronto
2011
Winner: Best Music Video
Legalize
Toronto Independent Film Festival
Toronto
2011
Semi-Finalist
Legalize
2011 Action/Cut Short Film Festival
Los Angeles
Honorable Mention
Legalize
2011 Los Angeles Movie Awards
Los Angeles
Winner: Aloha Accolade Award for Excellence in Filmmaking
Legalize
2011 Honolulu Film Awards
Honolulu
WINNER: Mary Austin Excellence in Screenwriting, Best Actress- Featurette Nominee, Best Featurette Nominee, Roger Taylor Award; Best Original Score- Featurette Nominee , Juan Ruiz Anchia Award: Best Cinematography-Featurette, Nominee
A Chance
Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema
Idyllwild
Semi-Finalist
A Chance
Indie Short Fest
Los Angeles
Official Selection
A Chance
The Blow Up International Arthouse Film Fest
Chicago
Honorable Mention: Leading Actress
Hungry
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
Best Short Film nominee
Hungry
BlowUp Chicage Arthouse Film Festival
Chicago
WINNER: Award of Merit - Actress- Leading (Jillie Simon as Allison Lenare)
Hungry
The Indie Film Awards 2015 (26 minute version)
online
Winner: Leading Actress, Winner: Liberation/Social Justice/Protest - Award of Recognition
"Hungry"
Accolade Global Film Competition
La Jolla
Semi-Finalist
"Hungry"
Social World Film Festival 2017
Vico Equenze
Best Short Film nominee
"Hungry"
BlowUp Chicage Arthouse Film Festival
Chicago
WINNER: Award of Merit- Actress- Leading (Jillie Simon as Allison Lenare)
"Hungry"
The Indie Fest Film Awards 2015
online
IMDB page: http:/www.imdb.me/jilliesimon Official Website: http://www.jilliesimon.com
Talent Agent
Central Artists Talent Agency
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