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. 

 

Producing Workshop

This weekend I'll be attending the Producing Workshop at The Independent Film School, taught by Ela Thier.

I took it in 2001, and have produced 4 short films since then.  But I still have a ton to learn as a producer, so I'm taking it again.  Also, as the industry changes, and as Ela learns more about producing as a result of her own producing work, the Workshop is updated.  I'm looking forward to hearing a lot of new things this time around.

Of course, some things never change.  Producing well is a lot of hard work, and being guided by the vision of an excellent film is the best driver behind being a good producer.

I have at least three short films that I'm anxious to produce, and I'm writing a feature film.  One fine day I'll be producing that!