Jill Damatac-Futter is a filmmaker, photographer, and writer with a combined commercial and documentary practice. Experienced in multimedia production, she crafts resonant narratives, building engaging, well-researched stories. Clients include The British Heart Foundation, HSBC, Astra Zeneca, Thames Water, KPMG, Conde Nast, MasterCard, Time Out New York, and Zagat Guide. Her documentary film “Blood and Ink (Dugo at Tinta)”, on legendary Philippine indigenous tattooist Apo Whang-Od Oggay, won Best Documentary at Kerry Film Festival and qualified for Academy Award consideration at DOC NYC.
Jill is currently a producer and editor for film and animation at Ludic Group, a London-based digital consulting firm. Pursuing a Master’s degree in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, she is examining Filipino identity in the age of diaspora. Born in the Philippines and raised in the U.S., Jill lives in North London with her funny, kind, dashingly tall husband, Steve, and with Gus, their chubby, lazy, affectionate little shih-tzu (you can follow Gus’s hopelessly messy, four-legged exploits on Instagram).
FESTIVALS + PUBLICATIONS
2018 SOAS, University of London: "Representing The Philippine Cordillera"
2017 DOC NYC (Academy Award-qualifying)
2017 Kerry Film Festival (Won: Best Documentary)
2017 BBC: In Other Words
2017 BFI Southbank: Listen to Britain 2017
2017 Lost Format Film Festival
2017 Short Sighted Cinema: The Shortest Nights
2017 Festival de Cannes, Court Métrage
2017 Fastnet Film Festival, Cork, Ireland
2016 Bertha DocHouse, London
2015 Time Out New York
University of Cambridge • Master of Studies (MSt) Creative Writing, expected 2021
University of the Arts London • Master of Arts (MA) Documentary Film, with Distinction, 2017
Pratt Institute • Photography & Digital Imaging (Certification)