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  • New York Film Academy (NYFA) Alum and Siblings Star Off-Broadway


    This June, New York Film Academy (NYFA) alumni Jameelah Rose Lineses and Joseph Lineses starred together in Mindanao: The Legend of Tabunaway, Mamalu and Their Descendants at the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club. In addition to both being graduates of the New York Film Academy, Jameelah Rose and Joseph are sister and brother.

    Jameelah Rose Lineses and Joseph Lineses

    Joseph Lineses and Jameelah Rose Lineses

    Mindanao: The Legend ran from June 21 – June 24, with both evening and matinee shows. Based on the oral tradition legend of the brothers Tabunaway and Mamalu, Mindanao: The Legend highlights the culture of the indigenous peoples and sultanates of the Southern Philippines. Mindanao: The Legend was written and directed by Potri Ranka Manis, who also devised the show’s concept and choreography.

    The production supports Kinding Sindaw Melayu Heritage, a dance ensemble founded in 1992 and devoted to preserving and educating people about the rich, vibrant culture of the Philippines. In addition to the production and additional shows and benefits, Kinding Sindaw also offers workshops and classes in Filipino dances. Its Executive Director is Potri Ranka Manis.

    Jameelah Rose and Joseph Lineses have been members of Kinding Sindaw for over eight months. Jameelah first attended New York Film Academy in June 2011, taking the 8-Week Filmmaking Workshop. Two months later, she enrolled in the 1-Year Filmmaking program at the New York City campus, where she was given hands-on training with state-of-the-art film equipment, and taught the skills necessary for pre-production through post-production.

    Since graduating, Jameelah has made multiple films, including Historic Jeddah, Our Journey to Hijaz, and The Lifestyles of Expats in Jeddah. These films have been screened in many festivals, and Jameelah has accumulated several awards for her efforts, including the IFFM Film Festival Director Louie Award Honorable Mention. In addition to her work as a filmmaker, and as a dancer and actress for Kinding Sindaw, she is also part of the media and marketing team for the nonprofit organization.

    Jameelah Rose Lineses

    Jameelah Rose Lineses

    Her brother, Joseph Lineses, attended New York Film Academy’s 4-Week Photography program in New York City. Joseph was born in Quezon City in the Philippines, but like his sister Jameelah, he was raised in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Portraying Mindanao: The Legend was very important to him because of his deep interest in his ancestors and the culture of the Southern Philippines.

    The New York Film Academy congratulates both Jameelah Rose and Joseph Lineses on their successful run of Mindanao: The Legend of Tabunaway, Mamalu and Their Descendants, and looks forward to the continued works produced by Kinding Sindaw. 


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  • NYFA Filmmaking Grad Honored at Ani Ng Dangal in Manila


    Jameelah NYFAThis past February, New York Film Academy graduate, Jameelah Rose del Prado Lineses was honored at the 6th Ani Ng Dangal (Presidential Award) at the Resorts World Manila. Her film, Will You Marry Me?, was her quarter film during her filmmaking conservatory studies at NYFA. The short film contains no dialogue and literally follows a girl who is walking around on an ordinary day while someone follows a few steps back. What begins with a tone of mystery eventually turns into an unexpected twist and an overall change in mood.

    “Creating a film takes a lot of effort and perseverance on our part, as filmmakers,” says Jameelah. “It doesn’t matter if it’s a blockbuster-Hollywood-type of movie, an indie film, or a simple short film. We are taught in the classroom that once you start making films, you are already a filmmaker.”

    After graduating from New York Film Academy’s Filmmaking Conservatory Program two years ago, Jameelah applied for the OPT (Optional Practical Training). From there, she was able to work with a few production internships and volunteer programs such as the International Film Festival Manhattan (IFFM). She was a Technical Director (Video and Photo Team), Official Photographer and Videographer, Operations and Coordinator. Following the internship, she worked with the Kababayan media.

    After that, Jameelah returned to Jeddah with her family and worked for Silvergrey Pictures and Sound: one of the largest production companies in Saudi Arabia. Silvergrey hired and assigned her to work on STV1 and 2 (Saudi TV1 and 2) Saudi Cultural Commercial, which was a collaboration project with the French crew from an affiliated company in Paris.

    Jameelah also worked as a Line Producer under Speedtrack (one of the sister companies of Silvergrey Pictures and Sound). It should be noted that Jameelah is one of only a few female filmmakers coming from Saudi Arabia.

    She is currently communicating with production companies in Jeddah to coordinate a film collaboration project with the International Film Festival Manhattan where Jameelah had previously been awarded the Film Festival Director Award for Best Student Film. This brand new event would be the first film festival of its kind that would take place in the Kingdom.