Jamielyn Lippman has been passionate about filmmaking and storytelling since childhood. Raised in Valencia, CA, she started performing in nationally televised commercials and local theater at the age of seven. After graduating high school, Lippman headed to Hollywood to pursue her dreams. Her first appearance on the big screen was in "Boogie Nights'' opposite legendary talent Burt Reynolds and Oscar Winners Julianne Moore and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Lippman also guest starred in popular TV shows including "The Drew Carey Show" as well as numerous independent films. Her love for the art of filmmaking developed into a desire to further her career by stepping behind the camera. In 2001, Lippman attended LACC's well-known film program. After successful completion of her film school training, Lippman spent the next few years writing, directing and producing dozens of short films as well as penning numerous feature-length screenplays. In 2006, she directed and produced her first feature-length documentary, "Die Trying" which focused on the underlying determination to be an actor in Hollywood and featured such talent as Amanda Fuller (Last Man Standing), Michael Biehn (The Terminator), and scream queen Danielle Harris (Rob Zombie's Halloween).
Jamielyn is the director/producer of “When The Bough Breaks” a documentary about postpartum depression & postpartum psychosis. Narrated and Executive Produced by Brooke Shields, the film was distributed by Gravitas Ventures and released on Netflix in May 2017; it is currently in 70 countries and in 4 languages. Her current documentary “3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story” is about and actor who was sent to death row for a crime he didn’t commit. The film is being distributed by Gravitas and was released at Laemmle’s NoHo on September 28th 2018 and is now on iTunes and VOD platforms. She is developing the narrative version of this story entitled “The Price of Pride”.
Jamielyn also directed the narrative thriller “Killer Weekend” which is in post-production. Lippman owns Point Of View Pictures, which is a Los Angeles, based Production Company. POVP has the rights to several true-life stories that are being developed into narratives and documentaries. Lippman is a member of the Film Fatales, Film Independent & WIF.
What do you love most about Your City?
The history and the food! I also love that we have access to everything from the mountains to the beach.
Favorite breakfast meal & restaurant?
Breakfast tacos from HomeState in Silverlake
What are you doing at:
6:00 AM – waking up and heading to the kitchen to make coffee!
10:00 AM – Just finished a yoga class and arriving at my office in Hollywood.
12:00 PM - Favorite Power Lunch spot/meal?
Sugarfish in Hollywood
7:00 PM - Just finishing dinner with my family and deciding which movie I am going to watch.
11:00 PM – Sleeping!
What drink do you need to get through the day and at the end (and how many)?
Coffee in the morning , Pressed Juicery Greens #3 after yoga, Rooibos tea in the afternoon and I end the day with a glass of Pinot Noir.
Most used App/Favorite Instagram Account?
I love Instagram and my favorite account is Color Palette Cinema
What should everyone try at least once?
The Korean Spa, I have been going for 20 years and love it! When people first try it they are little weirded out but then once they get a scrub and feel their skin they are hooked!
Where do you enjoy getting lost?
In the mountains hiking!
How did you get into the industry?
My dad turned me on to film at a very young age, he took my siblings and every Tuesday night to the dollar show, we saw all kinds of films mostly ones that weren’t age appropri-ate. Being inside the movie theater was magical to me and it was favorite place to be (still is). I spent my high school years cutting class to go to the movies. I knew early on in life that I wanted to spend my life working in film. I started as an actress while simultaneously going to film school. When I decided to make films full time I knew the only way to do it was to just pick up a camera and start making them and never look back.
Any emerging industry trends?
There is a shift with this women’s movement. We are being considered as equals and are starting to get more opportunities, there is still a long way to go but I can feel the change. All of my favorite filmmakers and
DP’s used to be men and now I am adding women to that list. It’s a very exciting time to be a female filmmaker!
Inspiration for the business idea, and your vision for the Business?
I started a production company a few ago called Point Of View Pictures, we specialize in true-life stories to be made into documentaries and feature films. All of our films are inde-pendently financed so we can keep creative control. We put 100% of the money into the films.
What's next for the Business in the near future?
My second feature length documentary “3 Years in Pakistan: The Erik Aude Story” is now playing at Laemmle NoHo and is on iTunes and VOD everywhere. I also directed a narrative thriller called “Killer Weekend” which is in post-production and several other films at dif-ferent stages of development.
Your key initiatives for the success of the Business?
Valuing everyone who works for you. We don’t have any ego or attitude on my sets and I treat everyone who works with me with respect.
How do you motivate others?
Start each day with a great set quote. One of my favorites “However vast the darkness, we must supply our own light” Stanley Kubrick. Really good coffee, healthy meals and lots of craft service.
Career advice to those in your industry?
Don’t let anyone or anything get in your way. You have to believe in yourself and your film and see it from start to finish. You will be told no so many times and your film will be rejected and you have to learn to not take it personally. Everyone has an opinion and that is all it is. There are many gate keepers who will tell you no but just let that fuel you to keep going until it’s a yes. My first film was re-jected by so many film festivals, but I kept going and then got distribution with Gravitas Ventures and sold it to Netflix!