Jill’s screenplay, “See Jane Fight,” about the daughter of a fallen kickboxing champion who must confront her emotional trauma to become a professional mixed martial arts fighter, was a semi-finalist in Final Draft’s Big Break competition, the Unique Voices competition, a finalist for the Athena Lab and was one of three feature screenplays selected for the Middlebury Script Lab.
Her feature doc, “Fight Like A Girl,” is about women using boxing to fight their demons and empower themselves. It played at several festivals, winning “Best Documentary” at The American Documentary Film Festival, the Artemis Film Festival and the Other Venice Film Festival, and was presented with an award from the World Boxing Council for inspiration, education and courage. “Fight Like a Girl” is on Amazon, iTunes , Vimeo, Google Play, Vudu. Jill’s critically acclaimed documentary film, “Stripped” won awards at festivals, ran theatrically in New York and LA, sold internationally and ran on the Sundance Channel. Other shorts she directed and shot, played festivals such as, AFI, Santa Barbara Film Festival, The Sebastopol Documentary Film Festival and the International San Francisco Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.
Jill was a producer and host on Vice’s “Cris Cyborg: On Fighting Like a Girl” and also produced a spot for Playboy’s “Journalista.” She worked as a researcher on Davis Guggenheim’s “The Dream Is Now” about immigration reform, and still produces/shoots “behind the scenes” videos for David La Chapelle and John Byrne.
Morley wrote and performed the critically acclaimed play, “True Confessions of a Go-Go Girl,” which was published in “The Best Women’s Plays of 1998,” ran Off Broadway for several years, was performed across the country, including the San Francisco’s “Solo Mio Festival;” and was made into a Lifetime Movie of the Week.
A contributing writer to several periodicals including; “The Village Voice,” “Bust Magazine,” and “The New York Press,” she was a producer/correspondent with Michael Moore for “The Awful Truth.” Jill also produced radio documentaries for NPR’s “This American Life” and “The World.” Her short stories and monologues are published in several anthologies, including “True Tales of Lust and Love,” “Everything You Know About Sex is Wrong,” “Ho’s Hookers, Call Girls & Rent Boys,” and “Honey On a Razor,” Jill is honored to have her monologues published in several monologue collections by Gerald Lee Ratliff along with Arthur Miller, Steve Martin, David Hare,and Wendy Wasserstein.
In 2015, she won the National Golden Gloves in the Masters Division and she continues to teach women boxing and coach young girls.
Jill is currently developing two screenplays and a true crime documentary series.