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J.R. Niles

Award winning screenwriter, director, producer, J.R. Niles is an American Filmmaker and Songwriter based in Los Angeles who came out of the LA Rock Music scene (1990-2001). Niles began writing and directing films in 2008. Her first two films included, On This Land Kilimanjaro filmed in Tanzania, Africa at Mt. Kilimanjaro and her film on Women of ... See full bio »

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 2018 Beyond the Silence in America (Documentary) (as J. Niles) (completed)
  Once the Music Played (as J. Niles) (announced)
  Par 4 (as J. Niles) (announced)
 2017 Beyond the Silence in America: San Francisco (Documentary) (as J. Niles)
 2016 Dreams of Hepburn (Short) (as J.R. Niles)
 2015 Power to Greenlight (Video)
 2015 Heartbeat LA (TV Series) (3 episodes)
- Cousin Lucy (2015) ... (as J. Niles)
- A Star Is Born Again (2015) ... (as J. Niles)
- Hello Hollywood (2015) ... (as J. Niles)
 2015 Heartbeat New York (Short)
 2015 Women of Action: Redefining the Super Hero (Video documentary)
 2014 Duke Ellington Life Is Music (Video documentary short)
 2010 The Artists of Resistance (Documentary short) (as J. Niles)
 2009 On This Land Kilimanjaro (Documentary short) (as J. Niles)
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Alternate Names:

J Rae Niles | J. Niles

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It is often while standing at the edge and facing the precipice, that there comes a moment where all things turn silent and fade into darkness. It is at that time, in that place, in the stillness of that moment, when the light suddenly appears over the edge. J.R. Niles See more »


Niles has traveled a lot of the world she has lived in the Middle East and Singapore and shot her first film in Tanzania, Africa at Mt Kilimanjaro. Her favorite city is Paris. Seeing and understanding other cultures has greatly influenced her writing, her music and her films. See more »

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