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. 

 

Updated October 2017

A short film in post-production is "Joe Hill." It was written and directed by my life-long friend Jim Schneider. Jim and I produced it, and we both acted in it. This was also shot on Cape Cod.

Joe Hill was a prominent member of the International Workers of the World (I.W.W.), aka the Wobblies. He was a courageous and inspirational figure and popular songwriter, who was unjustly killed by a Utah firing squad in 1915. This is the story of the beginning of the end for him, as he and legendary I.W.W. President Big Bill Haywood struggle to find a way out for Joe.