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Jana Gillis

Jana is an actor, writer, director, producer, improviser, and assistant director in film, television & theatre. She's been telling stories for as long as she can remember and grew up writing and performing plays in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada. After earning a BFA in Theatre Acting from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland in ... See full bio »

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 2022 Astrid and Lilly Save the World (TV Series) (second assistant director - 7 episodes)
- Doppelkopfel (2022) ... (second assistant director: tandem unit)
- Hair (2022) ... (second assistant director: tandem unit)
- Lips (2022) ... (second assistant director: tandem unit)
- Toenail (2022) ... (second assistant director: tandem unit)
- A-Borg (2022) ... (second assistant director: tandem unit)
 2022 Son of a Critch (TV Series) (second assistant director - 6 episodes)
- Circus (2022) ... (second assistant director)
- Particip-action (2022) ... (second assistant director)
- Merry Critch-mas (2022) ... (second assistant director)
- Father Critch (2022) ... (second assistant director)
- Candyland (2022) ... (second assistant director)
 2019 The Next Step (TV Series) (fourth assistant director - 2 episodes)
- It's a Wonderful Life, Piper - Part 2 (2019) ... (fourth assistant director)
- It's a Wonderful Life, Piper - Part 1 (2019) ... (fourth assistant director)
 2019 Holy Night Out (Short) (first assistant director)
 2019 Crit (Short) (first assistant director)
 2017 Waiting Outside (Short) (first assistant director)
 2017 Baroness Von Sketch Show (TV Series) (fourth assistant director - 7 episodes)
- You've Reached the Voicemail of Tracy Herrity (2017) ... (fourth assistant director)
- It's a Garment of Liberty (2017) ... (fourth assistant director)
- Don't Make Me Send a Lawyer Up There (2017) ... (fourth assistant director)
- Taco and a Hair Flip (2017) ... (fourth assistant director)
- I Can't Vote (2017) ... (fourth assistant director)
 2017 Jacob1234 (Short) (assistant director)
 2016 Ida Here and There (Short) (second assistant director)
  Frontier (TV Series) (third assistant director - 4 episodes, 2016) (trainee assistant director - 2 episodes, 2016)
- Wolves (2016) ... (third assistant director: second unit)
- Mushkegowuk Esquewu (2016) ... (third assistant director: second unit)
- Little Brother War (2016) ... (third assistant director: second unit) / (trainee assistant director)
- A Kingdom Unto Itself (2016) ... (third assistant director: second unit) / (trainee assistant director)
 2016 Away from Everywhere (third assistant director)
 2016 Boundaries (third assistant director: Newfoundland)
 2016 Werewolf (second assistant director)
 2016 Maudie (trainee assistant director)
 2015 BreakIn(g) (Short) (second assistant director)
 2015 Catherine Adelaide (Short) (assistant director - as Jana Elizabeth Gillis) / (first assistant director)
 2015 Connecting (Short) (first assistant director)
 2014 Before the War (Short) (second assistant director)
 2014 Between Two Walls (Short) (third assistant director)
 2014 Boarding (Short) (third assistant director)
  Republic of Doyle (TV Series) (daily assistant director - 16 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (trainee assistant director - 10 episodes, 2014)
- Last Call (2014) ... (trainee assistant director)
- Judgement Day (2014) ... (trainee assistant director)
- Body of Evidence (2014) ... (trainee assistant director)
- When the Whistle Blows (2014) ... (trainee assistant director)
- The Pint (2014) ... (trainee assistant director)
 2013 Murdoch Mysteries (TV Series) (trainee assistant director - 1 episode)
- Republic of Murdoch (2013) ... (trainee assistant director: Newfoundland shoot)
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Other Works:

(Fall 2016) Stage Play: "Pirate Play: A Short Interactive Play for Young Audiences" - Playwright & Director, Short Plays St. John's, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada See more »

Alternate Names:

Jana Elizabeth Gillis

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Graduated with a BFA in Theatre Acting from Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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