Jamil McGinnis & Pat Heywood are a filmmaking duo based in Brooklyn, New York. They met in the summer of 2015 while working at an advertising agency. The two clicked and realized that becoming creative partners was in both of their best interests.

Pat, 26, grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts. In 2013, he graduated from Emerson College where he studied Film and Television. During his time, he was nominated to partake in the prestigious Writers Guild of America East Mentorship Program. Immediately after graduating, Pat worked as an assistant, then a coordinator at the production companies SMUGGLER and Here Be Dragons for over four years. 

Jamil, 24, is a Turkish & African American director from Kaiserslautern, Germany. Jamil’s interest in film began at a young age with an extensive background in photography. Upon graduating business school from Florida A&M University and a couple Wall Street stockbroking gigs under his belt, Jamil jumped into the film industry and hasn’t looked back. He worked for two years as a producer at the advertising agency Droga5.

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