JYLLIAN GUNTHER is an Emmy-award winning director, producer and writer. She specializes in verité documentary and has a keen interest in exploring the stories of young people and old people.
She is currently in post production on her 3rd feature documentary, Sunset & The Mockingbird. She created three original series that are in development with partners including The Documentary Group, Peacock Productions, and Xcon Productions.
She was producer on ABC’s The Last Defense, a seven part docuseries executive produced by Viola Davis. Previously, directed and produced six short documentaries for the JigSaw, Amazon, and The New Yorker magazine series, The New Yorker Presents.
Her last feature film, The New Public, aired on PBS, is widely available online, and is distributed by Kino Lorber with a curriculum created by Teachers College at Columbia University, It has been added to the collections of libraries at hundreds of educational institutions nationwide.
Her first critically-acclaimed documentary, Pull Out, was an official selection of numerous national and international film festivals. It is also available online.
She served as reporter/co-producer for NPR's acclaimed, This American Life program. (Episodes:“Kid Politics” & “Stuck In the Middle.”)
She was director and supervising producer for multiple episodes of the NBC Emmy award-winning series, Who Do You Think You Are.
She began her television career as a staff writer for Nickelodeon. She was a freelance writer/producer of countless promos and producer/director on various docuseries for Discovery Channel,TLC, MTV, AMC, IFC, and WEtv, and other networks.
She has also worked as a public and private school educator in film, art and creative writing from elementary to college level students. She runs the production company Wonderful6, Inc.