kweliTV | JMAXX AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE

JMAXX AND THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE \ 13 mins \ United States

Jarrell Sullivan is a teenager with autism, who has a difficult time communicating with the world. As a way to better express his true self, he turns to Hip-Hop dancing. Follow Jarrell as he performs for his largest audience yet, and discovers the power of music.

FESTIVALS/AWARDS

Best Documentary - North Beach American Film Festival; Maryland International Film Festival; Golden Door International Film Festival; Middle Coast Film Festival; Freedom Shorts Film Festival; Sprout Touring Film Festival; Sunnyside Shorts Film Festival

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Ryan Mayers

Ryan Mayers is an Emmy award winning filmmaker with over 20 years of experience in both television and film. Through his career, Ryan’s has been seen on CBS, MTV, A&E Biography, ESPN, BET, DIY, PBS, and The Disney Channel.

While working at Harpo Studios in Chicago, he edited the documentary series Oprah’s Next Chapter, among other shows for the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN).

As a documentary filmmaker, Ryan had both directed and edited several award winning films, including his first feature, Bounce Back: The Story of Ronnie Fields. His most recent short, Jmaxx and the Universal language is currently in the film festival circuit.

Ryan lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife, their three kids and two dogs.

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