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About Me

My name is Jack Newsome, and I am a Cinema and Media student at the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. Aspiring to be both a writer and producer, I seek to learn all I can about the constantly evolving entertainment industry.

A rabid horror fan, when I’m not reading or watching the newest piece of horror content out there, you can find me creating my own original work.

Originaly hailing from Colorado Springs, Colorado, I am enjoying my new home in the City of Angels.

Solo Work

Set Experience

Hollywood Tonight!
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, and produced this short comedy film following a bumbling reporter that stumbles upon a disastrous film shoot, lead by a sadistic director.

One Less Finger (In Progress)
PRODUCER / WRITER (September 2022)
Wrote and produced this short thriller film that follows a struggling couple on a road trip that makes the unfortunate choice to pick up a pair of hitchhikers, their romantic getaway quickly turning into a fight for survival as the hitchhikers plan a most sadistic game.

Foodie
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, and produced this short horror-comedy film following a young woman at her whits end who makes a drastic decision after her roommate eats her leftovers.

Fly on the Wall
PRODUCER / FIRST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Lead producer and assistant director in this short thriller film following a pair of college spring breakers in their hotel room as they slowly begin to realize they are being watched.

Resolution
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, and produced this short film that follows a typical everyday family man whose normal life turns upside down when an old childhood friend comes to his door, threatening to release a secret that will destroy them both.

A Lyft for Jack
LEAD ACTOR / PRODUCER
Lead producer and actor in this drama capturing a young man off-loading his emotional baggage onto an
unsuspecting Lyft driver.

The Horns
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, edited, and starred in this experimental sound design film that follows two young men as the Christian rapture hits, attempting to explore what the voice of God would sound like and what the apocalypse would sound like you’re your computer screen.

Keeping it Together
PRODUCTION ASSISTANT / ASSISTANT CAMERA
Served a chief role in development, production, and organization in this experimental film using state of the art motion capture and processing technology to explore motions through the art of dance.

Audio 12345
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, edited, and starred in this short sound design film following a strained couple dealing with a corrupted audio file that may be causing auditory and visual hallucinations.

A Visual Manifesto: The Killer’s Auteur
AUDIO SUPPORT / LEAD ACTOR
Lead actor and provided audio support in this short film following a serial killer struggling to maintain his passion for carnage.

Something in the Water
SHORT FILM
Wrote, directed, edited, and starred in this short sound design film that follows a pair of friends after their ordinary zoom call is disrupted when something inhuman emerges from the ocean.

Journal(s)
WRITER / PRODUCER / ACTOR
Writer, lead producer, and lead actor for this comedy drama following an anxious young man trying to work up the courage to ask out his male classmate. This short won the best film at the University of Colorado-Denver’s Lynx Filmmaking Camp.

Why Chi Phi?
PROMOTIONAL VIDEO
Wrote, directed, assistant edited, and produced this promotional video for USC Chi Phi as part of their Fall 2020 rush.

The Forever Purge Media Event
LEAD EDITOR
Edited this promotional video as part of Break Room Los Angeles’ media collaboration with Universal for The Forever Purge.

Coercion
SHORT AUDIO ONLY FILM
Wrote, directed, and voice acted in this sound design film following a therapist coercing a child who witnessed something he shouldn’t have.

EDUCATION

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
School of Cinematic Arts
Major: Cinema and Media Studies
Minor: Screenwriting
Expected graduation: December 2022

TRAINING

THE ACTOR’S DIRECTOR WORKSHOP
Dec 2019

University of Southern California
SCRIPT WRITING COVERAGE
Nov 2019
McKenna Marshall
The Kennedy / Marshall Company

LYNX FILMMAKING PROGRAM
July 2018

VARIOUS COURSEWORK AND TRAINING University of Southern California / School of Cinematic Arts