Name: Jamal Hall
Lives in: Maplewood, New Jersey
Company: Dynomyte Films
Occupation: Director, Editor and Filmmaker
Van Ness Avenue
Film (short) by Jamal Hall (Drama) Director, Writer, Producer Two old friends, at very different points in their lives, run into each other on Van Ness Avenue. The result is a sad and explosive confrontation.
Jake and Tanya
Film (short) by Jamal Hall (Comedy) Director, Cinematographer
The Race to Save Brick City
Film by Jamal Hall (Documentary) Director, Writer, Editor Newark, NJ - The Race to Save Brick City documentary will cover the campaign trails of all the Newark Mayoral and Council candidates competing for the highly publicized and anticipated May 2014 election. With the succession of incumbent Senator Cory Booker, the recent string of violence and a public feud between the community and the Newark Public School district, the country is advertently watching to see who will determine Newark's fate. Producer Ayana Stafford of Leopard Stripes Productions is partnering with Director Jamal Hall of Dynomyte Films to create this documentary that will help Newark residents choose the best candidate to move Newark forward. The goal of the documentary is to give candidates an unbiased equal opportunity to express their platforms to Newark residents. The mission in hosting a public screening is to motivate Newark residents to participate in the electoral process and help decipher who is most suitable to address the issues plaguing Newark. This year's ...
Clipped Wings, They Do Fly
Film by William Michael Barbee (Crime and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department CLIPPED WINGS, THEY DO FLY is a feature-length, suspense movie that is loosely based on the novel of the same name by William Michael Barbee. The movie highlights the life of the lead character, "Billy Ray Michaels." Billy Ray suffers from Multiple Personality Disorder, compounded with Schizophrenia, and finds himself on trial for murder, a crime which he does not remember committing. Billy Ray is entangled in a world of confusion, of which, unbeknownst to him, he created. The story is told through the eyes of a few people with whom Billy Ray came in contact, including his sister, "Jenna," potential boss, "Mr. Greene," and his son's mother, "Katrina," as they are all cross-examined by the State's Prosecution Team lead by the arrogant prosecutor, "Toby Johnson." From the witness stand, each tells of a different encounter with the defendant, Billy Ray, and he is slowly able to put the pieces together of his life with the help of his childhood psychotherapist, "Dr. Shelly Neiderbach." ... Written by William Michael Barbee and Cathryn Stanley
Living with No Regrets
Film by Jamal Hall (Crime) Director, Editor Meet Malcolm (Alonzo Herran Jr.). Young, Black and Living in America. Born into the rough streets of Newark, NJ he had 3 strikes against him when he made his mark in the world. Growing up in the projects taught him at a young age how to be a survivor. And a survivor he was. Hustling was an art for Malcolm and a hustler he was. Getting money was his thing, but with more money comes more problems. Roll with Malcolm and his crew, Ibn (Usman Sharif), Mark (Hassan Oliver), LQ (Malik Barrett), and Fredro (Raheem Ali) as they show you valuable life lessons and how you can never play the game because the game always plays you. Written by Jamal Hall
Film (short) by Jamal Hall (Drama and Thriller) Director, Writer Two people, Dr. Thompson and Marcus, are struggling with their secrets and suppressed emotions.
Film (short) by Jamal Hall (Adventure, Drama and Fantasy) Director, Writer, Producer, Visual effects, Sound department Inner Reflections is a short film about how your destiny can change at your weakest point of your life. That one moment that can open your eyes to a new life. It takes you a ride from exciting colors to emotional music. This is not your typical Urban Short but more of a spiritual piece within art. Inner Reflections written and directed by Jamal Hall, it stars Damian Emile, Snagg A Puss, Tyriece 'Stepz' Green, and Bernard Sherman. Written by Anonymous
Film by Jamal Hall (Drama) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer, Cinematographer Umi is an independent film written by Jamal Hall. It explores the story untold of grandmothers becoming mothers again. From working everyday to making sure their grand kids eat and homework is done. Many of them are taking for granted. The movie focuses on one particular grandmother and her story. A single grandmother raising three grandchildren on her own. From a confused teen that has to decide between the streets or family, to a teenage girl that deals with the issues of abortion, and while all this is happening "Mimi" the grandmother must keep her family together and still keep the faith. This movie will take you on a spiritual ride from church, to the raw streets, to the home of this beloved family. Some events in this movie are true and maybe you can relate to the various issues portrayed. Dynomyte Films and Fischer of Men Entertainment bring to you; "Umi".
William Paterson University of New Jersey (Wayne, NJ)