Jan Hillman


Jan wrote many bad novels as a teenager, turning to screenplays later whilst studying for a philosophy degree.

He has worked as a tai chi instructor, a mobile DJ, an ice hockey referee, a baguette slicer and a receptionist before learning how to shoot his screenplays whilst making DIY genre pictures with friends in Walsall and working as a builder for several years. In 2009, he moved to London to pursue filmmaking full-time.

Over the last few years Jan has been focusing heavily on improvisation, capturing spontaneous performances and telling the kind of stories you overhear on public transport.

Jan now lives in London and runs a production company, DOG BUTTON, with fellow filmmaker Sam Mildner. 


Jan Hillman

MA Filmmaking
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United Kingdom

Graduation film

room for two

A mid-twenties couple spend their first night together in a hotel. However, things aren't as simple as they appear; she's married. Things get more complex when, that same night, a test shows she's already pregnant by her husband. Trapped in the hotel together, the pair are forced to recontextualise what this means for their budding relationship.
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LFS Filmography

Accidental Babies, WRITER, dog button, 2013
TEN, EDITOR, garden gate films, 2013
Six Days A Week, CO-DIRECTOR/EDITOR, mondegreen records/dog button, 2013
Quarterlife, EDITOR, seedsew, 2013
mum's room, PRODUCER/EDITOR, lfs/dog button, 2013
Separation, DIRECTOR, seedsew, 2013
I'm A Good Woman, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, record kicks, 2013
Liberties, ANIMATOR, record kicks, 2013
room for two, WRITER/DIRECTOR, lfs/dog button, 2013
Work It Out, DIRECTOR/EDITOR, record kicks/mondegreen records/bulletproof tiger, 2012


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