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Jamie Neese - Director

A graduate of the Loyola Marymount University Film Production program, Mr. Neese wrote and directed several short films during his tenure there. His senior thesis, FATHER TIME, won awards at over a dozen film festivals, including the Temecula Valley Film Festival, the Rochester International Film Festival, and received the 1st Place Award in the Student Division of the San Jose Joey Awards.

He followed that success up with └ LA CART, which was a Finalist in the inaugural Hollywood Film Festival and also featured on the internet at AtomFilms.com. └ LA CART has since been acquired for international distribution by Apollo Films and been broadcast on Channel 5 in France, Channel 4 in England, and Canal Plus in Spain. His next short film, THE SECOND COMEBACK, was featured on the DVD in the December/January 2001 issue of Total Movie Magazine and is currently available for viewing on Ifilm.com.

Neese recently completed his latest short film entitled MINDGAME, a psychological thriller about a con man who exploits his psychic wife's abilities to blackmail people with their futures. MINDGAME won the Gold Special Jury Award at Worldfest Houston 2004, Best Film and Best Director at Image Fest 2004 held at the historical Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, and was an Official Selection of the following 2004 festivals: the San Diego Film Festival, the Los Angeles International Shorts Film Festival, the Temecula Valley International Film Festival, the Dragon*Con Independent Short Film Festival, and the Chicago International REEL Shorts Festival. This short is still making the film festival rounds, and the teaser trailer is available online at http://www.adakin.com/jamieneese/.

Most recently, Neese was named a Top 10 Director Finalist for the third season of PROJECT GREENLIGHT, a highly competitive filmmaking contest sponsored by Miramax Films, Bravo, and produced by Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and AMERICAN PIE producer Chris Moore. Having been selected from an initial pool of 1,733 entries, Jamie's Top 10 Scene Assignment and Video Biography segment can be seen at: http://projectgreenlight.liveplanet.com.

Mr. Neese╣s complete director╣s reel is available for review upon request.

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