Meissa Hampton is an awarded, NYC Indie Film Actor, Writer, Director and Producer. She has been repeatedly awarded for her performances by Judges and audiences in national and international, commercial and independent film festivals, including 'Best Lead Actress' awards for her performances in Uptown, Modern Times, Shadows of the Evening, Fortunes of War and a ProMax World Gold Award for VH1 - Lyrically Speaking. She is an active member of New York Women in Film Television (NYWIFT) and the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). She is a founding board member of the Indies Lab. She continues to write for the screen and has recently launched One Pair of Shoes Pictures, a company intent on promoting inspired, purposed, talented contributors to filmmaking and the arts, and drawing audiences with entertaining works that speak to our emotion, our intellect and our era. A collection of her poems titled 'One Pair of Shoes' was published in 2009. Her Poetry has been awarded by the American Academy of Poetry. Her studies earned her the Tuch award for scholastic achievement and a scholarship under the Ford Colloquium. She completed her BA in English Literature, Film and Theatre before studying at Stella Adler Studios. Critics and reviews have described her as "a revelation" " the kind of talent one doesn't come by every day" and "the type of actor you hope to see more of."
Meissa Conceived of her production company 'One Pair of Shoes' in 2009 when she began work as a producer. she launched the company in fall of 2011.
ONE PAIR OF SHOES (OPoS) is an independent production company dedicated to the development of insightful and engaging media. The company promotes inspired, purposed, dedicated contributions to filmmaking and the arts. We draw audiences with entertaining works that speak to our emotions, intellect and our era.
In 2011, OPoS was founded to harness visual media’s potential to affect positive social and cultural change by viscerally connecting to its audience through an immersive sensory experience. When a story engages our eyes and ears, our passion and reason, we become participants in it. Through this experience we can develop a new awareness or simply generate a connected, collective experience of our communities and our world. This can be the catalyst for our collective movement toward positive cultural shifts. OPoS aims to cultivate this potential in its works.
OPoS consists of a team of talented, civic-minded, hard-working creative minds who are dedicated not only to their art, but to their purpose. visit us at:
Name: Meissa Hampton
Lives in: New York City, New York
Occupation: Actor, Director, Producer and Screenwriter
the Indie Fest - Lead Actress Award
Best Actress in a Lead - OutHouse Film Festival
Best Lead Actress - NYC PictureStart Film Fest
Best Lead Actress - NYC Film Race - Judge's Award
Best Lead ACtress - NYC Film Race - Audience Award
Best Actress in a Lead - Movie Making Madness