screenwriter & director🎬
Born in New York, but raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Jamal Hill was fascinated with all of the arts particularly music and movies. As a result, he studied screenwriting and directing. After years of studying and honing his craft Hill and his mother ambitiously produced a $10,000 independent film entitled “Money Power Respect” from a 75 page script he wrote. He shot it in eleven days with three of his film colleagues, family members and local Philadelphia theater actors. The film won the Philly Underground Film Festival and was ultimately distributed by Jeff Clanagan’s Code Black Entertainment. Soon after its release a Will Smith and Overbrook Entertainment associate, Charlie Mack Alston reached out to Hill about his talent. Subsequently, Hill began working on films such as “I Am Legend”, “Hancock”, “Iron Man”.
After a meeting with legendary talent manager Troy Carter, Hill directed Lady Gaga’s “The Fame” short concert movie entitled “Candy Warhol”. In 2010, Hill returned to Philadelphia to direct a music-based feature film entitled “Streets” starring hip hop star Meek Mill and Nafessa Wiliams star of The CW’s Black Lightning (also produced by Alston) that was released nationally by the BET network in 2012. As a result, he landed a deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment to write and direct a slate of films, including “Brotherly Love” his first theatrically released film that was nominated for an NAACP IMAGE AWARD for Outstanding Independent Motion Picture and “Deuces” starring Larenz Tate, Lance Gross and Meagan Good released on Netflix. Hill recently directed The Available Wife starring KJ Smith, Terayle Hill, and Clifton Powell. Hill is currently writing, directing and producing original film and television content under the Philavision Entertainment banner.
Hill directed “Streets” starring Meek Mill and Nafessa Williams then landed a deal with Queen Latifah’s Flavor Unit Entertainment to write and direct a slate of films, including “Brotherly Love”—his first theatrically released film nominated for an NAACP IMAGE AWARD—and “Deuces” starring Larenz Tate, Lance Gross and Meagan Good. Hill produces original film and TV content under Philavision Entertainment. He most recently got the opportunity to direct True to the Game 2.