Artist Bio

A headshot of Jahleel Hills in the woods.

Jahleel Hills is a director, producer, actor, writer, editor, and a show-style snare drummer. He’s been in the entertainment industry since the age of 11. He has been featured on numerous stages such as Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, and MetLife Stadium. He’s also been featured in the Netflix show “She’s Gotta Have It,” a Best Buy Commercial, performed at the VFiles Fashion Show, and with Demi Lovato on Good Morning America. He’s also been featured on “Mans Crafted” a web series for the Food Network. Hills recently performed at the historic Pyer Moss Couture Fashion Show, which took place at Villa Lewaro – History of Madame Walker’s Estate.

Hills makes projects from the young, black, city kid experience. He sheds light on issues that need to be talked about and starts conversation.

Hills is a SUNY Purchase Class of 2021 Graduate, earning his BFA in Film. His junior thesis film, “BLACK FRATSMAN”, earned him the Jesse Feigelman Award and was #3 (out of 126 films) in the NY Lift Off Global Network Film Festival.

Hills’ is currently in post production for his newest film , “OFF THE BEAT,” which serves as his senior thesis. Additionally, Hills is also working on a documentary with the Westchester Youth Bureau on youth dealing with the early stages of the pandemic, which he’s a producer and editor on.


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