Kathleen Quillian is an Atlanta native with a passion for journalism and documentary film. Quillian's reporting on the homeless crisis in Atlanta won her a Georgia Associated Press Broadcasters Award while working for Georgia Public Broadcasting. She worked as a researcher in the newsroom at the CNN headquarters in Atlanta. She worked on the "ROW," the editorial team that is tasked with fact checking scripts, analyzing workloads and reviewing finished work product with executive producers.
Quillian most recently spent time working for San Francisco nonprofit docuementary production company Citizen Film as an assistant producer. While at Citizen Film Quillian assisted with post production, large-scale social media campaigns, assistant camera for all short documentary shoots, and mentor/teacher for the high school internship program.
Not only has Quillian spent time in the newsroom and productions houses but her favorite kind of work is in the field. Most recently she traveled to Thailand for early production of her feature documentary film, The Malaria War. The documentary follows several doctors engaged in the fight against drug-resistant malaria.
After receiving her BA in Journalism and Documentary Production from Flagler College, Quillian packed her bags and moved out west. She spent a year assisting award-winning documentary production companies in San Francisco including Loteria Films, 13th Gen, Avocados & Coconuts, and Flying Carp Productions. She working for award winning Loteria Films with their most recent documentary production, The Return. The Return follows the stories of two men recently released from federal prison. "The Return" highlights Proposition 36 which was the first time in US history that US citizens voted for shortened sentences of the recently incarcerated.
Quillian is currently the associate producer for Diamond Diplomacy. Diamond Diplomacy is a feature length documentary that explores baseball's historic influence on U.S.-Japan relations.
If she is not out in the field researching her next project, you can in all likelihood find her on the soccer pitch pursuing her other passion. Her competitive nature ensures that she will do whatever it takes to get the story, even if a hard drive crashes or her car flips over on a muddy mountain road in Africa (don't worry, they survived).
Quillian's true passion is storytelling and providing a voice to those who otherwise would not be heard.