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. 


Good Times/Confusing Times

I haven't posted in a while.  I'm not sure what to say.

But I realized that's OK.  I can just talk a bit about what's going on.  If I only post when there is clarity in my acting life, posts will be rare.

What's happening is that I haven't had any auditions in weeks.  It's a rare, and long, lull.  One of the agents at my agency left to change professions.  She'd been there a long time, and had a lot of good, strong contacts.  Also, she really ran the day-to-day business of the office.

She sent me an e-mail telling me she was leaving, but I haven't heard anything from anyone else at my agency.  I take it they're swamped.  I don't know.

But I haven't been too upset, because I'm really on some different tracks right now.  I'm really into the screenwriting.  I wrote my best piece recently - a 5-page short.  And I will produce it soon - it's very producible.  Also, I'll be taking a two-day producing class in November.  I'm undecided as to whether or not I'll take the next screenwriting-directing class that starts in early October.

The other thing I'm really into these days is photography.  It's a lifelong passion of mine, and I"m very focused on it now.

It's all good, and the acting will come to the forefront one way or another - through my films, or from auditions.  Acting is NOT a straight-forward career path!