KINGS is a powerful short film that follows rookie African American police officer BRANDON BILLIPS his first night after being sworn into the Oakland Police Department and the difficult choices he’s faced with when his veteran partner starts to abuse the power of his badge. KINGS not only addresses the obvious issues of black and white stereotypes but also of the reprogramming of self imagery and what needs to be done in order to tear down the walls of ignorance within each individual.
Jamaal Scott is an actor, writer, and director from Dayton, Ohio. Raised in a single parent home by his eclectic and artsy mother, Jamaal’s love for film began at the tender age of seven when he started acting in school and church plays.
Jamaal first began directing his senior year of undergraduate school at Central State University, shooting and editing music videos for his friends. This led to his first major directing role where he shot, edited, and produced a 21 minute documentary for his university, used to encourage graduating high school seniors to enroll into his HBCU (Historically Black College and University).
After graduating Cum Laude with his bachelors degree in Communications, Jamaal was accepted into graduate school at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California. There is where he honed his skills as a director and writer. After three years Jamaal graduated honors with his Masters degree In Directing for film and television, capping off his senior year with the production of his very first short film KINGS in which he wrote, produced, directed, and acted in.
Jamaal currently resides in Dayton, Ohio.