Author: jgramigna22

Whippersnapper Films is Jaclyn Gramigna, a writer/director and producer, working with talented collaborators primarily in NYC and LA. Jaclyn Gramigna graduated from NYU with a BFA in Film & Television Production (2010) and is the founder/Director of Whippersnapper Films. She has written, directed and produced 11 short films and a few music videos which have screened in a variety of film festivals (including the Gasparilla International Film Festival, Chelsea Film Festival, Palm Beach International Film Festival, Brooklyn Short Film Festival and others). In 2013, she was featured as an "emerging filmmaker to watch" in Miramax’s blog. Jaclyn also directs theater and won first place in the 2013 Take Ten 1 Act Festival and the 2014 New York New Works Theatre Festival. She is on Blue Fever's roster of creators as a Director/Writer and is working as such on their upcoming original series, “Tansylvania.” She is also on the verge of starting funding for her first feature film endeavor, a romantic thriller currently titled, “Control Freak.” In addition, Jaclyn has received quite a few awards for her work in sound design and is a proud member of the The Filmshop. She strives to make visceral films that use humor to challenge people’s comfort zones and push social consciousness. She is also an avid home cook and musician who lets her freak flag fly!

“ASHES”

I haven’t blogged in a while and I’m supposed to be writing right now, but instead I’m writing this.   I am choosing to feel empowered by the showing of women standing together…of no longer letting our rapists, assaulters and harassers control us. A trauma doesn’t just go away but the solidarity I feel, with my fellow women, is more…

“SWAMPED”

Ohhhh, the ups and downs of freelance life! Currently, I’m on an up (LITERALLY WRITING THIS ON A PLANE) and it feels great, mostly because I’m actually getting paid to be creative and it is AMAZING. I barely have time to do anything but work and sleep but right now, I don’t really mind.   I always find that my…

“SHAME”

This has been a shameful week to be a white American. I don’t know about the rest of you but along with anger, “shame” has been the most prominent emotion I’ve felt. I learned how naive I was to think that the one thing the world could collectively agree upon was the condemnation of Nazis (and the KKK). Despite everything…

“FATE DUST”

HEY! HAPPY FRIDAY! It has been a week! Firstly, some good news in feature film land! As you may or may not know I have been on the hunt for a producing partner for my film and though I cannot yet say that I have found that person, I feel like I have made some progress! One of the “reach”…

“ATROPHY”

Before I get into it, I just want to give a big shout out to everyone who reached out to me personally to share their experiences after my post last week. Thank you, THANK YOU!!! Hearing from you was exactly what I needed and a huge reason why I started sharing my experiences to begin with. By continuing to share…

“THE THING ABOUT DEPRESSION”

Cold open: THE THING ABOUT DEPRESSION // 7.13.17   The suck of the sand underfoot, in the time between. Always pulling, No matter how far out of mind, out of reality… but it doesn’t work that way. There’s a pit that gets you deeper, the longer you stay in, the longer you stay away. It’s a crater in your soul.…

“REFLECTION”

Hey there! Happy Friday! It has indeed been a while. Personally, I’ve been crazed! It’s true what they say, especially in the freelance world, when it rains, it pours! So it has been figuratively pouring on me in job form for the past 1.5 months. This has been so wonderful, not just for my bank account but also for my…

“DEFENSE”

Hey strangers! I haven’t had time to blog for the past few weeks, not sure if you’ve noticed. Don’t really have time today either but I wanted to at least put up something… This post isn’t completely in line with what I usually write about but I witnessed something strange happen on the subway last night and wrote a poem/short…

“THE LITTLE THINGS”

And just like that, it’s summer! (Well not officially but it’s been 90 degrees the past few days in NYC and if I leave home without my sweat rag, things get ugly.) THE LITTLE THINGS // 5.19.17 It’s that moment when, You can’t control your body, Grin and jump for joy. Feeling like a kid, “Thinking” rests in the back…

“FEAR”

What up, Friday people? You may or may not have noticed that I did not blog last week. I’ll be honest, there were just not enough hours in the day and I didn’t plan well enough ahead. I’d like to believe I had a good excuse because I was finishing up pre-production for a new short film (that we shot…