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Whitney Hamilton is an award winning writer/director whose debut feature film, MY BROTHER’S WAR premiered in competition at the Methodfest Film Festival, and was nominated for Best Micro Budget Independent film and Best Actress for Whitney. It was released theatrically in L.A. and on video via VanGuard and was picked up by Netflix in 2006 (DVD). It went on to play at the Bluegrass Independent Film Festival, Temeculah Film Festival, Southern Appalachian Independent Film Fest and New Hope Film Festival.
Whitney’s second feature film, A ROGUE IN LONDINIUM premiered at Lucerne Independent Film Festival in 2011 and New Hope Film Festival 2012 where it won Honorable Mention for Indie Spirit Award and Best Art House Film. It is streaming on Vimeo and Gumroad. Amazon carries the DVD.
Whitney’s third feature, UNION, is a passion project and the sequel to My Brother’s War. Loosely based on the characters in her book, FIREFLY, the film began production in 2013 in Alabama. It premiered at the Sidewalk Film Festival and went on to Santa Fe Film Festival, Sedona International Film Festival, Craic Fest NYC, Azalea Film Festival, Richmond Independent Film Festival and New Hope Film Festival where she won Best Director and Best Artistic Spirit. It was picked up for Theatrical distribution by Indican Pictures and Lionsgate for all other platforms in 2019.
She is presently in development on a television pilot for a limited series called, OLYVE, as well as an episodic historic drama, THE PRIVATEERS. Whitney has written two other optioned feature scripts: The IMMACULATE MISCONCEPTION, a dramedy streaming on Indieflix and, CHASING DEKOONING, a romantic comedy art heist like ‘Get Shorty’ still in development.
Whitney’s short films have played at Seattle Underground Film Festival, Dragon Con, Shockerfest, Sidewalk Film Festival, STARZ Denver, Jellyfest, ABQ Indie Film Festival, New Orleans Film Festival, Poppyjasper, Orlando Independent Film Festival, Gasparilla International Film Festival, Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival and Film Fleadh Summer Shorts.
Whitney has worked as a freelance director and editor on various short films such as JEREMY, TuLIPS, BIG AL as well as in-house spots and rips for Advertising Agencies in New York City. Whitney is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College with a BFA in Fine Art and an MFA Candidate at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY. She also studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in NYC. She got her start as a Script Supervisor on various indie films including MR. SMITH GETS A HUSTLER produced by Forrest Murray.