Green Festival Speakers
Jamil Walker Smith
Jamil has been a working actor since age 13. In 2007, he wrote and directed THE SON, a short narrative that debuted at the Urbanworld Film Festival, where he met his partner in Little Plow Films, Brittany Ballard. Jamil has participated in the Urbanworld Screenplay Competition with two projects: THE PYN, a satirical romp through the prison industrial complex, and MAKE A MOVIE LIKE SPIKE, a story of two best friends from Los Angeles who join the Marines and videotape their last 36 hours together before shipping off to Afghanistan. In addition to writing, directing and starring in MAKE A MOVIE LIKE SPIKE, and against conventional wisdom, Jamil funded this first Little Plow Films' project out of his own pocket for just $40,000, which will have it's New York Premiere at Urbanworld 2011 in the Narrative Feature Competition and is currently touring the world through festivals, community and educational screenings.