Private Project

Up Close & Personal

A glimpse into the relationship of a young couple as they contemplate their place in the world and with each other.

  • Jana Gillis
  • Jana Gillis
    Must be a Zombie Apocalypse
  • Jana Gillis
    Catherine Adelaide
  • Emily Corcoran
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Druken
    Key Cast
  • Alona Penton-Power
    Director of Photography
  • Jacqueline Hynes
    Directing and Production Mentor
  • Victoria Wells
    Post Production Mentor
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    Romance, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 22, 2015
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Director Biography - Jana Gillis

Jana is an actor, writer, director, and general workhorse in film, television & theatre.

She's been telling stories for as long as she can remember. She grew up writing and performing plays in Cape Breton, NS.

During her final year of her BFA in Theatre Acting from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in Corner Brook she wrote her first screenplay, "Must Be a Zombie Apocalypse" for the St. John's International Women's Film Festival's inaugural FRAMED West program. The short comedy screened at the Halifax Independent Film Festival in 2013 & various Sci Fi Conventions in Atlantic Canada -AtlantiCon (Corner Brook, NL), SciFi on the Rock (St. John's, NL), and HalCon (Halifax, NS).

Up Close & Personal is her next big adventure.

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Director Statement

I wanted to capture that feeling and uncertainty of fully committing to another human being. These two people are everything to each other in this moment. It doesn't matter how they got there or where they'll end up, in this moment everything is beautiful.

I want to share stories and try to figure out why people do the things that they do. I want to inspire laughter and thought.