Jillian is a documentary producer and media specialist based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated from Emerson College with a degree in filmmaking, but switched career paths to film distribution because important films were often overlooked by mainstream media. Jillian works with filmmakers to develop projects with built-in marketing and distribution strategies. She is a co-founder of Philistia Films, a production company that gives a voice to underrepresented communities, particularly focusing on the Middle East and Palestine.

Films by Jillian Karole

Brooklyn, Inshallah

Out of 40,000 Arab-Americans living in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, only 250 were registered to vote in the last election. In a historic campaign, Father Khader El Yateem becomes the first Palestinian to run for the city council. Brooklyn, Inshallah follows the amazing voices behind his campaign: Father K and his family, Muslim political activist Linda Sarsour, and a local community organizer, Aber Kawas.