The New Public

The New Public - Jyllian Gunther

The New Public – Jyllian Gunther

Jyllian Gunter (Director/Producer/DP) is an Emmy award winning writer, producer, and director. Her critically acclaimed first documentary, Pullout, was an official selection at numerous festivals. She won an Emmy for the PBS educational PSA series, One Way. Also for PBS, she directed and produced a series of mini documentaries for the series Design Squad, and was director on multiple episodes of their Emmy award winning series Postcards From Buster. For NPR’s This American Life, she was reporter/co-producer on the episode ‘Kid Politics.’ Other TV credits include: TLC’s Four Houses, MTV’s MADE, The N’s Love High (an original pilot), TCM/ITV’s Meet the In-Laws, TLC/New York Times television’s Bodyworks. She has also worked for the past 15 years as a freelance producer/writer for WEtv, AMC, IFC Nickelodeon, Oxygen, The N, and more. She began as a staff writer for Nickelodeon. Previously, she worked as a public and private school educator and runs the production company Wonderful6, Inc.

The New Public: The Movie: In 2006, a former DJ and point-guard, turned first-time principal opened a small public high school in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, NY, where a third of the residents live below the poverty line and the graduation rate is 40%. Filmed over four years, the film goes in and out of the classroom to follow the journey of students, parents and educators striving to reconcile idealism with reality. Through the prism of one inner-city school, we witness complexities faced by urban public schools and communities everywhere.

April 6: Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Auburn University  Auburn, AL
April 7: East Tennessee State University, Mary B. Martin School of the Arts  Johnson City, TN
April 8: Western Carolina University  Cullowhee, NC
April 9: Clemson University  Clemson, SC
April 10: Presbyterian University  Clinton, SC
April 11: Link Centre  Tupelo, MS
April 13: Georgia College and State University  Milledgeville,GA
April 14: The Arts Council, Inc.  Gainesville, GA
April 16: Indie Memphis  Memphis, TN
April 17: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art  Charleston, SC