DIRECTOR

Jameelah Nuriddin is a socially conscious filmmaker, producer, director, and award-winning film editor. With over 10 years in commercial production, Jameelah has had the pleasure of collaborating with top international brands like NIKE and Dove. Hailing from Atlanta, GA, her connection to her southern roots and African heritage drives her lifelong passion for social change using the immeasurable power of storytelling. Entering the entertainment industry at the age of 12 with HBO FILMS, Nuriddin learned the roots of storytelling by acting alongside Black American sages, Cicely Tyson and Don Cheadle.  She is an NAACP Award-winning actress


As a truth-teller, Jameelah’s work has always focussed on giving voice to marginalized communities, particularly black womxn. Nuriddin recently produced an animated docuseries to increase the involvement of black teenage girls in Alabama local government. She is also currently producing branded content, backed by the National Institute of Health, to enhance the field of science by highlighting and encouraging diversity amongst college-aged students.

ABOUT JAMEELAH

In 2015, Nuriddin won the award for ‘Best Editor’ in the Women’s Independent Film Festival: Feminism in Film Category for the viral sensation and international pole film ‘Why I Dance’ covered by Vanity Fair Italy. Jameelah has also entered the VR - virtual reality medium as a Producer and Editor with the womanist body-reclamation film “See Me” in 2018.

Jameelah created the socially conscious film “Every 9 Hours” - currently streaming on Amazon Prime. The film was inspired by the 2017 statistic which revealed that every nine hours a person is killed by police. Jameelah hired majority women of color in key crew positions.

Jameelah graduated from USC with a BFA in Theatre and a Minor in Film. It is there the seed was planted to begin her non-profit work while volunteering at the Joint Educational Program (JEP).

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She Co-Founded ‘Imaginese Youth Workshops’ where she developed curriculum and guided middle school and high-school aged children in East and South Los Angeles, and Bali, Indonesia.

 

Her program ‘Confidence through Creativity’ still provides artistic mentorships in film, theatre, dance, poetry and design while connecting students to a social justice issue in their community - creating multi-generational works of art exploring gang violence, human trafficking, immigration reform, food deserts, and wealth inequality.

Jameelah Nuriddin knows story; and has lived her life believing the power of storytelling and empathy will reveal the interconnectedness of us all.