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Gillian Zinser

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Gillian's artistic talent stretches to her career as an actress, most recently playing alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in 'The Guilty', with Boots Riley & Anton Fuqua in ‘I’m a Virgo’ and in the Paramount thriller ‘Smile’.

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Move your attention to the Sisterhood of Perpetual Indulgence with Gillian Zinser's liberating short film 'Bad Habits'.
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DOCUMENT JOURNAL premieres ‘Pause’
As the city begins to reopen, a tribute to New Yorkers’ inimitable resilience.
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‘Be a Man’ tops Viggo Mortensen’s ‘Masculinities Playlist’
"Real men think and feel for themselves."
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“I’m drawn to celebrating the resilience of those who have learned to live authentically and find freedom in their own skin.”

Gillian Zinser is a New York and Mexico City based filmmaker, artist and activist working across documentary and experiential modes of filmmaking and photography. With a background in humanitarian aid and journalism, Zinser’s perspective is firmly fixed on stories that inspire moral courage, highlight our connectedness, and increase our compassion by bringing a fresh inspired voice to human-interest storytelling.

Zinser began her career in her 20s while she was living in Hollywood and working as an actress on a television series. This experience has informed her foundation for directing, visible in how she engages with her subjects in a far more personal way, knowing and appreciating the vulnerability it takes to be on their side.

Her work has been published in The Guardian, Vogue, Interview, Dazed, NOWNESS, Document Journal, VIMEO Staff Picks, and Short Of The Week.