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. 

 

Rehearsals

Today I'll be rehearsing both as an actor, and as a director, in two separate rehearsals.  First up is rehearsal for a scene I've written that I'm directing for the Writing/Directing Lab tonight.  I'm excited to work with Ruben Flores and Aba Woodruff for the first time.  They're playing a divorced couple that run into each other 15 years later - in the lobby of the building that she's just moved into with her lawyer fiance.  He's delivering the mail.

Between that rehearsal and the Lab this evening, I'll be rehearsing for a short film titled "Papangul."  It's being produced by my Lab classmate A R Mavera, and is written and directed by Prabal Chakraborty.  I play the head of an architecture firm who pushes the troops to extremes for a hugely important commission.  This is going to be fun!