Jamel Northern

Jamel Northern


Director and editor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

About Jamel

Jamel (pronounced like JaRule, except it's Mel) received his MFA in Film and Media Arts from Temple University, and has worked for WTXF FOX 29 News for 12 years as a Video Editor and Producer. Jamel completed work on his thesis film, "Blind Date" and his short film "Groundhogs".

Name: Jamel Northern

Lives in: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Company: WTXF-FOX 29

Occupation: Director and Editor


  • Midnight (screenplay)

    Midnight (screenplay) (2017)
    Film (short) Writer A guardian is brought out of storage to protect a little girl from an old enemy. But no one asked the guardian's opinion on the matter... Finalist- WeScreenplay Diverse Voice Shorts Category (2017)

  • Groundhogs

    Groundhogs (2015)
    Film (short) by Ogontz and Medary Productions (Comedy and Short) Director, Co-Writer, Producer Two lovers clash over a brutal murder in their backyard. o Official Selection: • 2016 Humboldt Film Festival • 2016 Orlando Film Festival • 2016 Hudson Valley Comedy Festival • Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (October 2015)

  • The Thrill of Being Followed

    The Thrill of Being Followed (2015)
    Film (short) by Mickey Newman (Adventure, Comedy and Mystery) Camera and Electrical Department After her cell phone is kidnapped and held for ransom, a neurotic woman and her mischievous boyfriend embark on an amusing quest to retrieve it in this light comedy that pokes fun at cell phone addiction and the technologically warped culture that perpetuates it.

  • Blind Date

    Blind Date (2015)
    Film (short) by Jamel Northern (Action, Comedy and Crime) Director, Writer, Editor, Producer A contract killer's date night is upended by her nosy sisters. o Winner: Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (May 2016) • Best Action/Thriller/SCI-FI Student Short 2016 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival • Best Ensemble 2016 Movie Park Adventures & Action Film Festival • Best Student Film

  • Mi Querida Buenos Aires

    Mi Querida Buenos Aires (2011)
    Film (short) (Documentary, Biography, Family and War) Camera and Electrical Department The film 'Mi Querida Buenos Aires' chronicles the history of artist Osvaldo Romberg, who left Argentina in the early 1970's as a result of the military dictatorship. Exploring issues of personal and collective memory, the film uses never before seen 16mm footage documenting the artistic explorations Romberg conducted with his students in one of the most revolutionary universities in Argentina at the onset of the 'Dirty War' and his accounts of the events almost forty years later. Written by Anonymous


  • Winner, 2016 Artemis Women in Action Film Festival (Blind Date)- Best Ensemble

  • Winner, 2016 Movie Park Action&Adventure Film Festival (Blind Date)- Best Student Film

  • Official Selection, 2016 Humboldt International Film Festival (Groundhogs)

  • Official Selection, 2016 Hudson Valley Comedy Festival (Groundhogs)

  • Official Selection, Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, May 2016 (Blind Date)

  • Official Selection (October 2015) Los Angeles Independent Film Festival (Groundhogs)


  • Temple University (Philadelphia, PA)

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