Jillian Schlesinger Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, Films

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Jillian Schlesinger Biography

This is what you need to know about Jillian Schlesinger, an American filmmaker. She is known for her award-winning documentary Maidentrip about Laura Dekker, the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone.

Jillian Schlesinger Age

Jillian was born in Ossining, New York, United States. Details about Jillian’s date of birth are not available, therefore this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Jillian Schlesinger Height

  • Not Known.

Jillian Schlesinger Family

Little is known about Jillian’s parents, also there are no details about his siblings, therefore this information will be updated as soon as it’s available.

Jillian Schlesinger Husband

Jillian has not shared any information about her love life. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Jillian Schlesinger Net Worth

Jillian has an estimated Net Worth of 10k to 100k dollars. Her career as a filmmaker is her primary source of income.

Jillian Schlesinger Career

In 2009, Jillian read a New York Times op-ed about a young Dutch woman named Laura Dekker with intentions to sail around the world alone at the age of 14. The story captured her attention and she made an effort to get in touch with Dekker, who was notably media-shy at the time.

Dekker responded positively to the idea of a collaboration with the first-time director and the two set off on the adventure of making a documentary together. Working with an all-women crew, Schlesinger met Dekker 10 times over the course of the 17-month voyage around the world, including a three-week passage across the Pacific Ocean on another sailboat.

After Dekker successfully completed her circumnavigation in January 2012 at the age of 16, it took a year to complete the film, with Dekker visiting New York to work with Schlesinger and editor Penelope Falk. 

Maidentrip had its world premiere at SXSW Film Festival in March 2013 where it won the Visions Audience Award. The film was subsequently acquired and released by First Run Features.

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