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Jmaxx and the Universal Language

Jarell is teenager with autism who has learned to use hip-hop dance as a means to communicate his true self to the world.

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  • Jarell Sullivan
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 58 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 10, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    15,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Maryland International Film Festival
    Hagerstown, MD
    United States
    April 28, 2018
  • North Beach American Film Festival
    North Beach, MD
    United States
    June 23, 2018
  • Golden Door International Film Festival
    Jersey City, NJ
    United States
  • Middle Coast Film Festival
    Chicago, IL
  • Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival
    Queens, NY
  • Freedom Shorts Film Festival
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Sprout Touring Film Festival
Director Biography - Ryan Mayers

Ryan Mayers is an Emmy Award winning filmmaker based in Baltimore, MD. From television series to documentary feature films, his work has been seen around the world.

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Director Statement

Growing up, I wasn't aware that you could make movies for a living. I simply enjoyed watching them, and eventually started making my own. However, the more I learned about the art of filmmaking, the more passionate I became, and that love for the moving image continues to inform everything that I do. I feel fortunate to have been able to produce, direct and edit for a career, and work with so many creative people who inspire me. My work has been seen on national television, on the big screen (theaters), and the little screen (web), and won Emmys and recognition from film festivals. But what really excites me is when a collection of images, put together with music and pacing, takes the viewer on an emotional journey, and hopefully provides a fraction of the enjoyment and inspiration that I feel while making it.