Neal Hemphill

Neal Hemphill is an actor, filmmaker, and photographer.

As an actor, Neal has worked in 31 states and 3 foreign countries, performing everything from off-off-Broadway solo shows to feature films to major touring productions.  He's always had a camera with him, and has taken photos everywhere he's gone.  This lifelong interest in performing and looking through a lens has led to third passion - filmmaking.  

Neal's passion for storytelling is now being expressed through screenwriting, directing, producing, and acting, as well as photography.  The common threads are heart, humanism, and love of life. 

 

Inspiration

I find it difficult to remember a time when I've been so inspired by people who are close to me in my life. Maybe if I go back to college days...

Today I'm thinking of Jessie Dorfman, whose persistence of vision and dedication to a goal is a direct model for me to follow. And Jamie Canobbio, whose scene about the power of music to change the course of one's life is absolutely beautiful.  

And I'm thinking of Ela Thier, who is my champion. Being challenged is one of the greatest compliments I've ever received. I'm grateful for it.  

I've never been happier in my work than I am now. The seeds are planted. It's springtime. 

P.S. This list is only the tiniest tip of the iceberg. Much more to come...