Lamont (Jack) Pearley Sr.
Jack Pearley is a multi-talented artist, achieving success in music, film, TV and Multi-Media. He started out as a Brooklyn rapper, which led Jack to directing his own music video, “Hardbottoms.” That experience marks the beginning of his evolution into an independent filmmaker. Earning a degree in Digital Film and Multi-Media, Jack went on to work as an Assistant Director in his first major project, the documentary “B & H Vignettes.” He became an assistant editor at one of the biggest post- production companies in New York, City Lights Media Group. At City Lights, Jack worked on a number of cable TV shows including HGTV’s “Hammered”, “Ten Things You Must Know” and WE’s “She House”.
The experience and exposure he gained at City Lights encouraged Jack to go out and make his own films. He was awarded $20,000 in Toyota’s “Scion Easy” competition to produce his short film, “Native New Yorker,” an original story. “Native New Yorker” has achieved international success, playing in such film festivals as The Big Apple Film Festival and Cannes Short Corner, ANF Short Film Collective, The Vine Short Film Festival, Sundance and The International Pan-African Film Festival.
While pursuing his own projects, Jack became the videographer and editor for “The Business Week” a half-hour webisode for Business Week Online Media. Jack eventually was able to use all his skills to become the director of the show, which is hosted by Jim Ellis.
Stepping out on his own, Jack motto is, “write it, shoot it, work it” Which led Jack to produce several original short films and web series, including the Cult Noir Featuure “King Of B”. Also hosting a internet radio program titled "Indie Film Makers Talk"
Not stopping there, Jack trained at the Writers Bootcamp at the Harlem alliance, Manhattan Edit Workshop, and currently trains at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Sketch comedy and Improv.