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 December 2015

In March 2015, I directed a new short film titled "Horace."  We shot on location on Cape Cod, and I directed myself and Memo from a script that I wrote. Jim Schneider and Laura Durkay produced with me, and Jim was the cinematographer.

The shoot went exceptionally well, and we look forward to getting the film out soon!

Another 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. We shot in early December 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.