Tamara S. Hall is an LA-based actress, screenwriter, poet, and award-winning filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA. A graduate of The William Esper Studio, Tamara completed her studies in acting, movement, and voice & speech. She's written, produced, and starred in short films tackling both fun and controversial topics that center Black women. Her first two shorts, "Appetizer" and "A Night at the Table," premiered at prestigious festivals such as Screamfest, BronzeLens, Pan African FF, Ax Wound, and more during the 2019-2020 film festival circuit. ANATT won a first place 3-year distribution deal with REVOLT TV. Her most recent short horror-drama screenplay, "Black Butterflies," placed as an Award Winner for 13horror.com, a Finalist in the 2021 Nashville FF Screenwriting Competition and a Quarterfinalist in the 2021 PAGE International Screenwriting Awards. Her feature-length script she co-wrote, "Nightmares Are Dreams Too," placed as a Quarterfinalist in the 2021 Atlanta FF Screenplay Competition and the 2020 ScreenCraft Horror Screenplay Competition. Before becoming a filmmaker, Tamara worked in the TV business at renowned networks such as NBCUniversal, BET, and HBO.
Also a graduate of Pennsylvania State University, Tamara wrote, produced, and directed a number of award-winning shows and performances throughout her tenure as a student, such as "Behind Their Lips," a monologue show created to raise domestic violence awareness and "Till Life Do Us Part," a spoken word monologue tribute to the late Trayvon Martin.
Tamara considers herself an "activist through art," noting her affinity for creating unique and nuanced stories for the purposes of bringing awareness to important social and cultural issues not normally explored. She seeks to be a vessel for stories that uplift and entertain. She can be found inhaling the fragrances of the world whenever she's not working.