Jillian Armenante was recently named Best New Director by the prestigious NewFilmmakers LA. She is a member of the AWD, PGA, SAG-AFTRA, AEA. Her company Stoic Entertainment is developing KITTENS IN A CAGE into an animated series with the Emmy Award winning Bento Box Entertainment. Stoic is also currently in development deals with WeTV and Film Afrika.
She most recently produced DARK HARBOR with Jessica Sipos, Xander Berkely and Connor Trinneer.
Current Festivals include...Catalina Film Fest (Premiere), Louisville International Festival of Film, Black Bear Film Festival, Red Rock Film Festival, Terror in the Bay Film Festival and the Peoria Film Festival.
Ms Armenante produced and directed the comedy STUCK by Heather Turman and David Mickel starring Heather Matarazzo, Joel McHale, Felicia Day and many more. Stuck just won Best feature at the Scottish Indie Film Fest and was chosen for the Hollywood Reel Indie FF (nominated Best Picture, Best Actress), First Glance FF (nominated Best Director, winner Best Comedy) the Pasadena International Film Fest, the Artemis Film Fest (Best Picture- Pro Action, Best Director), the Atlanta Indie Film Fest, and the New York City Indie Film Fest.
She produced and directed THE LIST by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, starring Saffron Burrows winner of the Hollywood Reel Indie FF for Best Short Film.
She executive produced, wrote, directed and acted in the original series KITTENS IN A CAGE based on the play by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, with Michelle Monaghan, Amy Brenneman, Misha Collins and many more. KITTENS IN A CAGE was selected for the New York Television Festival and just received a Best Feature Award as well from NewFilmmakers LA. KITTENS has won a multitude of awards including…
Temecula Independent Film Fest: Best Comedy Feature & Top 5 of Festival, IndieFest Film Awards: Award of Excellence, LA Spotlight Film Festival: Best FeatureFilm, LA Comedy Festival: Best Feature and Best Ensemble, Grand Prize, Best Comedy Feature
Official Selections of NewFilmmakersNY, Downtown Film Fest LA, Independent Filmmakers Showcase. and many more…
Jillian Armenante was named Top 100 New Media Content Creators by the New Media Film Festival.
As an actress, her film credits include VICE (Karen Hughes), HAIL,CEASAR!, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES, BAD TEACHER, A MIGHTY HEART, NORTH COUNTRY and GIRL, INTERRUPTED.
Ms. Armenante is a founding member of Wiggly World Studios (now Northwest Film Forum).
Her screenplay TURNING THIRTY was selected for the Seattle International Film
Festival's Screenwriter's Salon.
She is represented by DOMAIN TALENT & FRAMEWORK ENTERTAINMENT in Los Angeles.