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. 


A short film by Prabal Chakorty, "Papangul," will premiere at the Big Mini Media Festival, in Brooklyn, in November of 2015. I play the head architect on a big project, who drives his team in relentless fashion.

The "Great Despair," written, directed by, and starring Ela Thier, is now completed and will premiere in 2016. I play a drunken party guy who is fixated on getting the woman he's picked up, into his car, and home with him, despite a number of challenges to do so!

I'll be acting in Jim Schneider's short film in December 2015, "Joe Hill." It was written by, and will be directed by Jim. I'll be playing International Workers of the World President Big Bill Haywood, in a story about the beginning of the end for Joe Hill, set in 1915.

And another short film, "Mikey Tries," written and directed by Ruben Flores, will also shoot in December 2016. I'll be playing an NYC cop who's been sent to get help after going over the line in a well-recorded incident involving an arrest.