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Hey, I'm J.R.!

Los Angeles, California

J.R. Griffin

Producer/Director

Producer, writer and director, Jahmar R. Griffin (J.R.) was born in San Diego,

California and learned at an early age that he was drawn to stories and

storytelling. After completing high school he enlisted in the United States Air

Force. Traveling the world seeing and meeting new people and experiencing

different cultures gave him insights and a newfound respect for cultural arts,

music, and various lifestyles. It was this time in the Air force that propelled J.R.

from being a passive movie watcher to a yearning to become an active student

of film. A decorated veteran, J.R. returned to the USA with an unshakable

determination to establish himself in the film industry. In 2009 he enrolled at

The Los Angeles Film School in Hollywood, California. Taking to this like a

fish to water, J.R.’s passion and ambition for film and storytelling was

beginning to reveal itself through his work.In 2011, to learn how to convert

his visions to a visual medium and put stories together artistically he enrolled in

the UCLA Film Directing Certificate program where he graduated in Spring of

2013. Ambitious and focused, he has poised himself as a part of today’s

growing generation of current independent filmmakers, by shooting a collection of

short films, commercials, and music videos for a multitude of musical artist. Varying from

genres of hip/hop, R&B, Rock, POP, and house/techno music.

 

My Projects

Projects I'm Supporting

Pozole

Los Angeles Short
Comedy, Drama

Maia prolly killed her Nana.

112%

This project got the green light!

The Chrysalis (formerly The Caterpillar & The Butterfly)

Hamden Short
Thriller, Drama

Two sisters who constantly butt heads over guys are snowed into a warehouse, where they form a relationship with a mysterious runaway.

119%

This project got the green light!

Juana Doe

El Paso Short
Drama, Fantasy

A forensic anthropologist discovers her supernatural abilities when working with unidentifiable remains of migrants.

94%

This project got the green light!

The Rings of Saturn

Saint Paul Feature
Documentary

A documentary that highlights professional wrestler Perry Saturn's rise to fame and the consequences of it.

83%

This project got the green light!

The Morning After

Los Angeles Series
Comedy

That Section 8 Seinfeld: a band of aging and unskilled, ambitious, yet unmotivated underdog's heroic journey to make ends meet.

100%

This project got the green light!

Always A Thorn

Los Angeles Short
Drama, Crime

Two teenagers, Two police officers, stereotypes and tensions collide, who will survive?

88%

This project got the green light!

Montana

New York Short
Drama, Mystery

Two psychologists with unconventional methods open a therapeutic school for troubled teens while struggling with their own traumatic past.

104%

This project got the green light!

Coming Home: Celebrating the Women Airforce Service Pilots in 2017

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

A group of the last surviving Women Airforce Service Pilots, all in their 90s, return to Avenger Field, for what may be their last reunion.

81%

This project got the green light!

Second Assault

Los Angeles Short
Documentary

Twelve years after being sexually assaulted on her college campus, Jillian embarks on a journey to confront the past.

113%

This project got the green light!

Lost Bayou

Lafayette Feature
Drama, Family

A struggling addict ventures out into the Louisiana swamp to discover that her estranged faith healer father is hiding a troubling secret.

118%

This project got the green light!

Her First Kill

New York Short
Drama, Thriller

A religious young mother abducts her best friend to find out the truth about her missing sister.

102%

This project got the green light!

Blood Stains

Los Angeles Short
Horror, Thriller

Leaving his band and girlfriend behind to become a star in America, an ambitious singer meets a mysterious hitch-hiker with a plan.

85%

This project got the green light!

Sylphvania Grove

New York Short
Adventure, Fantasy

A troubled girl follows a magical being into the woods where her fears take on fantastical forms.

210%

This project got the green light!

Root For The Villain

New York Series
Comedy, Drama

In a world where 1% of the population has superpowers, Lana is a young parole officer who works with nonviolent super-villains.

90%

This project got the green light!

Radioactive Veteran

Durham Short
Documentary

A new look at nuclear fallout in America

100%

This project got the green light!

Watchers

Austin Short
Drama, Mystery

Actress Anne Tate juggles celebrity spotlight and public scrutiny, amidst a looming paranoia - a feeling that someone is always watching.

83%

This project got the green light!

Across The Tracks

Atlanta Short
Drama, Family

In 1960s GA, a young mixed girl decides to pass for white, a choice that follows her for many years.

102%

This project got the green light!

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