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Gillian Zinser has been called actor, photographer, director, activist, and traveler. Although, a more accurate word to describe her is artist. She is motivated through feeling(s), of which she has plenty. When she’s not wandering around the world, documenting her adventures (using film, of course), she splits her time between the city of Angels and the one that never sleeps. Oh, and you can add self-published to the list of words to describe her. She recently published a photography book titled Psychogenic Fugue. All print sales are donated to My Friend’s Place, homeless youth shelter in Hollywood.

What was your first “professional” gig?

It was a guest star role working with Bobby Cannavale and Sarah Paulson on a show called “Cupid.” I don’t even think my character had a name, I was just called ‘Beatnik Sexpot’ on the callsheet.

I had to urban dictionary “sexpot,” what a charming replacement for a character name. Moving on — we’ve established that you wear many hats: actor, photographer, director, etc. How do you do it all? And how do they all relate?

I think they’re all just different forms of the same need to express and create in order to make sense of things. Different feelings, experiences and stories call for different mediums …. Sometimes I find it easier to take photos of moments I can’t share with words and sometimes a static image can’t possibly convey the same thing that a moving picture can. Other times, it takes stepping out of my skin for a moment and into a character’s in order to share another experience.

And how did you get to a place where you are able to do all of these things you love so much?

I don’t know, I think we’re taught to pick one career and become the best at it but, I’ve always been so attracted to so many kinds of expressions that it never felt right to me to just try and stick to one thing. So I haven’t. I feel like the artists’ work is simply to help share and reflect the human experience and there’s a million ways to do that so, why create boundaries?

You split your time between L.A. and New York, is the West Coast really the best coast? What do you love and hate about both cities?

I love that California makes me slow down. And that New York doesn’t let me. What I don’t dig about L.A. is that there’s no seasonal change, which can slowly drive you crazy. But then again New York winters often get me daydreaming about that ocean, the mountains, road trips. So. Happy not to have to choose between the two.

You’re a bit of a wanderer. Where does your love for travel stem from? What does it do for you and your creative process?

I travel to keep myself awake, to keep curious, to learn about people, cultures, to better understand the human condition, to take me out of my ego and into the bigger picture. All of which only makes me a better creative/human.

I think it’s so important to not be afraid of letting go of the comfort, safety and stability in routine jobs and income—choosing the uncomfortable and unknown over the easy and expected. Not being afraid of being broke for a second. Or lost. Or having to start over again. To make it a priority to invest in experience, knowing that adventuring outside of your own little bubble can only make you better at whatever your work is.

We all need an outlet outside of our day to day to refuel, re-calibrate, inspire and keep us reaching. That’s what travel is for me.

You’re an advocate for film. For the non-photographers and filmmakers out there, what does film have that digital or smartphone cameras just don’t?

I love film for its fallibility and that it begs you to be thoughtful. With digital, you can just shoot a million frames and count on one being decent. But film is a much more meditative, precious form of creating. I also love that it doesn’t come with the instant gratification that we’re so used to.

What was the first camera you ever owned or shot with? What do you use now?

The Yashica T5 has always been my favorite but I also love the Canon AE and Olympus Stylus Epic for photos and my Canon Super 8 and Panasonic VHS camera for filming.

Was there an actor, director or photographer that has especially influenced you?

Oh, so many. Francesca Woodman, Éric Rohmer, Andrea Arnold, Agnès Varda, Chris Marker, Xavier Dolan, Mike Mills, Miranda July, Joe Swanberg, Robert Altman, Jacob Holdt, (William) Eggleston, Yasujirō Ozu, Sebastião Salgado, to name a few.

And as for your work, do you have any particular subjects you especially enjoy shooting and why?

I love trying to capture loose, fragmented portraits of places I travel.

You recently self-published Psychogenic Fugue. Tell us what the creative process was like. What does the title mean to you?

So a Psychogenic Fugue is defined as: a rare psychiatric disorder characterized by temporary amnesia for personal identity. The state can last days, months or longer and usually involves unplanned travel or wandering, and is sometimes accompanied by the establishment of a new identity — which, kinda sums up my 20’s (not in the literal sense of course). I feel like a lot of the photos I have taken up until now, were mostly I think, about escapism — running — not necessarily away from anything, just, the act of seeking, exploring, disappearing. The desperation and curiosity to let go of who you think you are and venturing into the unknown. So last year, I went through all the photos I had accumulated throughout the last decade and curated a little photo book of my favorites and that’s why I chose that title for the series.

If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be and why? What would be on the menu?

Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. because he’s the best human to ever live. And I’d make handmade butternut squash ravioli. Or actually, maybe we’d just order in Thai. Less pressure.

What’s the one thing about you few people know?

I … speak french?

What do you like most about yourself? What do you like most in others?

I’m insatiably curious and never bored … honest … write a killer love letter … throw a mean dinner party.

As for others, same shit probably: humor, honesty, passion, curiosity, loyalty, thoughtfulness.

What motivates you in work or in life?

Feelings.

Share a guilty pleasure.

“New Girl”

What are you working on right now?

I’ve been writing a bunch of projects and am in preproduction for my next film I’m shooting end of this month.

Nice! Name three items in your closet most special to you.

I’m really not attached to much stuff anymore. I keep a stuffed animal named Binny in my closet that I’ve had since I was born though — does that count? He got moved there after a few too many people pointed out that it was like, pretty strange to sleep with a stuffed animal at my age…

Yes, Binny totally counts. And what advice would you give your younger self?

Start making things right now, don’t give a fuck and don’t stop and DON’T PLUCK YOUR EYEBROWS.

What’s something you do when no one is watching?

Have full-blown conversations with my dog.

What keeps you up at night?

The crazy state of the world. What I wanna make next. But mostly just my dog snoring which kinda sounds like a wheezing panda.

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Today is a very special day and why? It’s Gillian’s birthday! Let’s wish her a marvelous day, many success, positivity, health, joy, love and blessings. Thank you for being incredibly inspirational, lovely and kind inside & out ♥
Each of your fans around the world, including me of course, couldn’t be more excited for your bright future and every aspect of your career.

Happy Birthday, Gillian!

I have a story to tell. This summer, Gillian released her own book – a photo diary named PSYCHOGENIC FUGUE. As her long-time fan, I wanted to buy it as soon as it’s possible. By mentioning ‘long-time’ it’s really been a journey – I run this fan-site all alone since 2011!! Can you imagine? Yes, I wanted a book so bad. But what’s better than just a book? Right, folks! An autographed copy. Sadly, I’m not familiar with anyone from NY or LA and where am I located? Russia. So I decided to write Gillian and ask her for autograph. I wrote a letter and she kindly said yes!! She said yes it’s possible!!!! Even while all proceeds from the sale of the books went to charity.. she was wonderfully polite and in a few weeks I walked to the mail post completely overwhelmed. BOOM I open up the cover and see handwritten autograph, the book (photos up there are extremelly nice) and the typographic letter. Words can’t express how happy I felt. Dreams do come true!

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x4 | My ‘Psychogenic Fugue’ Autographed Book


Major alerts!!


By Katya on Sep 22, 2017 - 0 Comment / Twitter

Gillian Zinser just casually made my day by liking my tweet where I expressed my admiration towards her brilliant performance in “Halfway” movie. Thank you, Gilly! ♥

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+UPD – Gillian has also replied to one of my recent tweets. How lovely is she?!!


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Gillian were seen while walking in New York earlier this June, take a look on one photo below.

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I have added into the gallery HD captures from movie “Halfway”. If you don’t wanna see what happens, till you see the movie, don’t look at them!
Personally, I’d say this role by Gillian is one of my absolute favourites, she was outstanding!

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x855 | Halfway: Movie Captures


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Guys, I’ve added into the gallery HD captures from movie “Band Aid”. If you haven’t checked the movie yet, you might think what they are from trailer, but no. Sadly, Gillian appeared in only one short scene. Althought it’s better than nothing and she looked so chic!

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Two brand new outtakes with Gillian from her photoshoot for The Collab has been added straight to the gallery.

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Check in an updated collection with personal photos of Gillian Zinser – btw there are more than 1000 images + album keep growing. Enjoy!

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Actress Gillian Zinser arrive for the “Band Aid” premiere at The Theatre at the Ace Hotel on May 30, 2017 in Los Angeles.

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x7 | Premiere Of IFC Films’ “Band Aid” – 30 May 2017


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Where do you live, what do you do?
I live in between New York and Venice Beach, I’m and actor and I make photos and films.

What excites you about the city you live in?
In New York the constant stimulation; In Venice the lack of stimulation.

What makes you happy?
Being on the road, helping people, traveling anywhere I’ve never been, cooking for someone, my animal buddy, dancing, waterparks, tacos, getting a roll of film back, getting letters in the mail, sending letters in the mail, coconuts, sweatpants.

What do you care about?
Doing my part in making this world a slightly more tolerable place for as many people as possible.

Tell us about your recent film project. What are the worst/best parts of directing vs. acting?
Best part about acting is getting to explore pieces of yourself you wouldn’t dare dig into without the excuse of a character and script. Worst part is probably all the time spent sitting in a trailer waiting to actually work. Best part about directing is having 110% of your brain working 24/7. Worst part is that it’s on you if the film is shit!

Who do you think is changing the game?
Elon Musk and whomever invented those period-proof panties of course.

What’s one small thing we can do to help others?
Throw a fun dinner party, ask everyone coming to bring something warm (an old coat, hat, scarf, gloves, socks) then donate that collection of goods to your local homeless shelter.

What do you want to do next?

Make more short films. Put out a book of all my favorite letters I’ve ever written. Travel to Croatia.

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HD captures with Gillian Zinser from EOB added to the gallery!

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Los Angeles-based director Jimmy Marble’s latest short, End of Babes, is an apocalyptic tale two lovers’ final moments.

“We’re living in apocalyptic times. From Trump to the weather, all of our conversations seem to end with the world ending. I’d hate for it all to end, but that’s what this film is about—how it all seems to be ending and how we should all just be kissing.”

Starring 90210 actress Gillian Zinser, and singer-songwriter Theophilus Martins.


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Today is the day!! Happy Birthday to the most prettiest lady named Gillian Zinser. Make sure to remember how much you mean to all of us, your fans, and have a loveliest day. You’re an inspiration. I hope you reach all of the goals you’ve set & many many blessings towards you <3


Guys, here goes some really exciting updates! Firstly, absolutely newest and gorgeous photoshoot (as I’m still hoping for more pictures to come). Also, Gillian recently was pictured while out & about in Lower east side, Manhattan in NYC on August, 10. She’s looking endlessly wonderful =)

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I have added into the gallery HD captures from movie “Always Worthy”. If you don’t wanna see what happens, till you see the movie, don’t look at them!

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x441 | Always Worthy: Movie Captures


Inspired by the words of iconic U.S. presidents Abraham Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B Johnson, Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama, SPEECH is a hopeful reminder of the values and initiatives our country embodies.

An audiovisual starring Bryce Dallas Howard (Jurassic World, The Help), Becki Newton (August Rush, “Ugly Betty”) Deborah Ann Woll (“Daredevil”, “True Blood”) Gillian Zinser (Savages, “90210”) and Robinne Lee (Hitch, Seven Pounds), SPEECH is directed by Tatia Pilieva.

“Given the current political landscape in this country, I felt inspired to create a film to both reinforce and honor this country’s founding principles while celebrating women.”

“I feel pride and a sense of peace in hearing these inspirational words from the great leaders of our country’s history. I am hopeful in seeing how far we’ve come. And most of all I am reminded yet again of the power of a presidency to transform the minds and hearts of future generations,” says actress Bryce Dallas Howard. “In Speech, we can celebrate the legacy of our past leaders, the wisdom they imparted, and the undeniable relevance these words hold today”

Five Actresses perform Five famous Presidential speeches. Abraham Lincoln – Bryce Dallas Howard, JFK – Becki Newton, LBJ – Deborah Ann Woll, Jimmy Carter – Gillian Zinser, Barack Obama – Robinne Lee Watch SPEECH here.

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