projects

STEAL THAT HORSE – A narrative feature coming soon, co-written/directed by Brittany Ballard and Jamil Walker Smith. Are you ready?


REPEAT AFTER ME  (In Development)

Daughter's Keeper Novel

A narrative feature/screen adaptation of Ayelet Waldman’s critically acclaimed novel, Daughter’s Keeper. Written by Brittany Ballard and to be co-directed by Brittany Ballard and Jamil Walker Smith in Oakland, 2015.


THE AMERICAN DREAM (previous title: MAKE A MOVIE LIKE SPIKE) (In release)

THE AMERICAN DREAM poster‘Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear’

THE AMERICAN DREAM centers on Luis, a young man who is rejected from USC’s School of Cinematic Arts and decides to attend LA City College instead. Circumstances that seem to overwhelm his passage into manhood and his development as an artist force him to drop out of LACC and join the Marine Corp with his best friend Ronald. Armed with dreams that extend beyond their block, Luis and Ronald make a movie doc­u­ment­ing their last 36 hours before ship­ping off to Afghanistan. In their dark­est hour, they turn on the video cam­era for the last time and doc­u­ment the final moments of their jour­ney home. They soon real­ize that their dreams and promises of a new life mean noth­ing in a place called War.

An original screenplay written and directed by Jamil Walker Smith. Produced by Brittany Ballard. Starring Mr. Smith, Malcolm Goodwin, and Christine Dunford. Please visit IMDB for more information.


WILD GEESE – a short film written/directed by Brittany Ballard and Jamil Walker Smith.

East Los Angeles. Today. The first day of the rest of her life. Barbara Goodman has retired, and the next chapter begins, one day at a time.


THE PYN (In Development) – An original screenplay written and to be directed by Jamil Walker Smith.

A satirical romp through the prison industrial complex.



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