J.R. Niles



J. Niles is based in New York and Los Angeles. Niles began her career as a filmmaker with two documentaries, On This Land Kilimanjaro, filmed in Tanzania, Africa in 2008, followed by the second in 2010, The Art of Resistance, filmed in Paris. In 2012 Niles was co-producer the dramatic, film short Lillian, starring Tony Award nominated Actress, Kathleen Chalfant. Since then Niles has gone on to continue to write and direct short films and documentaries and is now writing and directing feature films and has three slated for 2015, 2016 and 2017 which she will be working with long time friend Production Designer Jon Hutman. It was while in Budapest with Jon Hutman during the filming of Angelina Jolie's In The Land of Blood and Honey, that Niles conducted the research for one of her upcoming feature films.

Although Niles enjoys the documentary genre, her ability as a visionary, writer/director and her love of working with extraordinary, acting talent (from both film and Broadway) and love of the caused based narrative, has led her deeper into the narrative aspect of filmmaking. Niles path of music and film have now come together, as she will be working with her long time friends, Composer Bret Levick and Joy Basu and other friends from the music industry, on the soundtracks of her films.

"Composing music and filmmaking are one in the same breath." A Choreography of life. Telling the stories of human truths." J. Niles

Producer ( 8 credits )

Marilyn Monroe Legacy (2018) executive producer
51 Christopher Street (2017) development executive / producer (as J. Niles)
Ever After Night (2017) producer (as J. Niles)
Maria De Luna (2016) producer
Heartbeat LA (2015) producer (2 episodes, 2015)
Lillian (2012) co-producer (as J Rae Niles)
Bonds (0) producer
Once the Music Played (0) producer (as J. Niles)

Writer ( 5 credits )

Par 4 (2018) (as J. Niles)
51 Christopher Street (2017) (writer)
Ever After Night (2017) (as J. Niles)
Heartbeat LA (2015) (3 episodes, 2015)
Once the Music Played (0) (as J. Niles)

Director ( 9 credits )

Par 4 (2018) (as J. Niles)
Marilyn Monroe Legacy (2018)
Ladies of the Canyon (2018)
51 Christopher Street (2017)
Ever After Night (2017) (as J. Niles)
Maria De Luna (2016)
Heartbeat LA (2015) (3 episodes, 2015)
Bonds (0)
Once the Music Played (0) (as J. Niles)