Jillian's Speaking, Events, & Public Appearance

November 1, 2017

Temple University, The Reel Cinema, Philadelphia, PA

Jillian Bullock, writer, director and producer, along with her co-producers and some of the cast members screened 30 minutes of the movie, followed by a Q & A with veterans to discuss the topics of the movie – PTSD and military sexual assault.

(Tamara Woods, lead female actor, Jillian Bullock, Writer, director, producer, actor, John Quinlan, lead male actor, Lamont Fountain, DP, editor, producer)

A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives deals with veterans, PTSD and military sexual assault.  The Q & A brought up painful memories for some of the veterans, who were sexually assaulted while they served in the Armed Forces. However, for many the ability to be able to talk about sexual assault was helpful. This is why Jillian decided to do this important movie. There is a need for people to be able to tell their stories and let the truth be told. It’s also a way for many veterans to heal.

(A female veteran cries as she tells Jillian about being sexually assaulted in the military 30 years ago)

(Jillian talks to the veteran and helps to comfort her)

(Lead actors, Tamara Woods and John Quinlan at ASOP screening)

(Some of the cast members – front row, Tamara Woods, Jillian Bullock, John Quinlan)

(Back row - Joe Hunter, Nick Mangino, Misty Godfrey)

(Joe Hunter, Executive Producer, Jillian Bullock, Writer, Director, Producer, Delayne Powe, Producer, Lamont Fountain, DP, Editor, Producer)

Photo credits: Nikki Lenore

October 5, 2017

The Invisible Wounds Conference, presented by PTSD Journal magazine to increase awareness of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was held at Rutgers University in Newark, N.J. Panel discussions focused on how PTSD is a common trait among victims of domestic violence, citizens living in urban communities and veterans adjusting to civilian life. Thought leaders, including award winning filmmaker and transformational speaker Jillian Bullock, discussed research and remedies to support improved conditions for individuals and communities impacted by these circumstances.

(Jillian Bullock on a panel discussing domestic violence and PTSD)

(Jillian Bullock, writer, director and producer, John Quinlan, lead male actor, and Tamara Woods, lead female actor at Temple University promoting their movie)

August 13, 2017

Jillian Bullock, Tamara Woods and John Quinlan at the


Actors Tamara Woods and John Quinlan, along with Jillian Bullock, writer, director and producer of the upcoming movie A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives were invited to attend the 12th Annual Chester County Community Affair in PA where they signed movie posters and took photos with fans.

(Jillian Bullock, John Quinlan and Tamara Woods)


(Tamara Woods signing autographs)

  (John Quinlan signing autographs)

April 22, 2017

The Veterans Multi-Culture Center invited director Jillian Bullock and lead actors Tamara Woods and John Quinlan to show a few clips from ASOP movie and do a Q&A for those in attendance.

(L to R): Anna Stormer, Rick Borgerson, Tamara Woods​, Jillian Bullock​, John Quinlan and Dr. Charmaine Ijeoman)

April 21, 2017

Award winning director Jillian Bullock and lead female actor Tamara Woods were invited to be on the panel at the Women Veterans Forum 2017 at Temple University. The theme was: A Day Honoring Military and Women Veterans. HER STORY: She Wore Her Boots With Pride Breaking the Silence - Can We Talk? Later in the program the trailer for “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives” was shown for those in attendance, followed by a Q&A with Jillian and Tamara.

(Jillian Bullock and Tamara Woods)

April 13, 2017

Community College of Philadelphia, Veterans Resource Center | Center for Business and Industry, Room C2-28. Screening of scenes from “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives.” Q&A with director, Jillian Bullock.

(Jillian Bullock with Stephen J. Bachovin, Coordinator for Veteran Programming)

April 5, 2017

Philly Black List (Writers’ Group)

The Philly Black List invited Jillian Bullock and Tamara Woods as guest speakers. They screened the trailer for “A Sense of Purpose: Fighting For Our Lives.” Q&A followed.

(Jillian Bullock, Bridgett ReDavid, (center) organizer of the Philly Black List and Tamara Woods)


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