Jamie Neese is a graduate of the Loyola Marymount University Film Production program. While there, he wrote and directed several short films including FATHER TIME which 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 À LA CART, a short film about an abusive grocery store clerk and his victimized shopping cart that comes to life seeking revenge. À LA CART was a Finalist in the inaugural Hollywood Film Festival and also featured on the internet at AtomFilms.com. À LA CART has been internationally distributed 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 about Jesus Christ returning and hiring a Hollywood agent to revamp his image. THE SECOND COMEBACK was featured on both AtomFilms.com and iFilm.com and included on the DVD in Total Movie Magazine.
Jamie 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 producer Chris Moore. Having been selected from an initial pool of 1,733 entries, Jamie competed and finished in the Top 10.
His feature film directorial debut was indie comedy 2 MILLION STUPID WOMEN, written by Los Angeles playwright Amy Heidish. After screening at the San Jose Film Festival it was picked up for distribution by Maverick Entertainment and is now available on iTunes and on-demand services across the country.
Jamie is currently in post production on the short psychological-thriller MINDGAME, starring Castle's Seamus Dever (ABC Television) and actress Haley Strode. MINDGAME is about a conman who uses his wife's psychic abilities to blackmail wealthy strangers with their futures. MINDGAME will be complete by end of Summer 2016.