Private Project

BOOK "The Upgrade"

A young man named ray is adjusting to a whole new meaning to life which was taught by his father. Can he survive the difference between valued choices to save his life and the ones he love.

  • Jameel Karim
  • Jameel Karim
  • Monroe Harper
  • Sidney Miller
  • Raashid Phillips
    Key Cast
  • Ryah Edmond
    Key Cast
  • Austin Henderson
    Key Cast
  • Andre Williams aka (Preacha)
    Key Cast
  • Clarence Ballad
    Key Cast
  • Kyle Taylor
    Key Cast
  • Brandon Redmond
    Key Cast
  • Abdul Malik
    Associate Producer
  • Christopher Dean Sr.
  • Christopher Dean Jr.
  • Lachaina Abbey
  • Shalaby Karim
  • Quentin Wright
  • Project Type:
  • Genres:
    Teen Love Story
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 28 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 6, 2015
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Gary International Black Film Festival
    United States
    September 13, 2017
    North America Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Kingdomwood International Film Festival
    United States
    July 15, 2020
    North America Premiere
    Best Teen Film, Best Actor
Director Biography - Jameel Karim

Born in Chicago, who’s art foundation began at the age 7. Jameel became involve with a performing arts group in Chicago known as KMG Culture Dance and Arts School, The Sammy Dyer School of Theatre and ETA Theatre. His first experience in writing began at the age of 10, where he began to write in a variety of different art forms such as, music lyrics, poetry and short stories. His discovery of the world of filmmaking began it’s depth in college, where he met students and professors of great unique talents. He began to produce short films and involve himself more with the art communities. His experiences after college includes working with well known company’s in the TV/film industry such as Fletcher Chicago, an independent program for NBC, and an independent Feature Film along with numerous amount of short films shot in Chicago. Jameel enjoys working with people from different cultures which includes all ages. Currently he continues his adventure in the art of filmmaking as well as a development of up and coming projects in the near future.

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Director Statement

Life can truly be an adventure…………........Art itself can enhance the adventure!