Specializing in visual storytelling, Jomaja Films is a full blown production and consultation company created by filmmaker Jamie Burton-Oare. From script development to completion, our company is here to translate ideas into a stunning visual representation.
To create work that honors my family especially the women of Jomaja, within my lineage. Jo is for Johnnie Woodard, my great-grandmother, O is also for Olivia Burton, my grandmother, the Ma is for Maxine Joyce Burton and Mama, and Ja is for me, Jamie Burton-Oare.
Writer, Director, Producer, Actress, and Filmmaker
Jamie Burton-Oare is an award-winning Writer/Director/Actor whose feature film directorial debut, DOING THE L.A. THING premiered at the American Black Film Festival, was nominated for the Best Director-First Feature Award at the Pan African Film Festival, and WINNER of the HBO Best Feature Award at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American Film Festival (MVAAFF.) Jamie’s short film THE BULLY, garnered the Best Short Film Award at the Boca Black Film Festival and was nominated for the Producer’s Award at the MVAAFF. Jamie’s latest film, SOULFUL STEPS:A SOUL LINE DANCE JOURNEY WITH J&J, is her first feature-length documentary premiered at the 16th Annual MVAAFF, in August, 2018. SOULFUL STEPS also was the WINNER of the Best Documentary Award at the Trinity International Film Festival in Detroit.
Jamie's latest groundbreaking short film, BREATHE will debut at festivals in 2023. As an actor, Jamie has starred and appeared in many independent films, including notable television and theater roles, such as Amour Infinity, CSI:NY, The Eleventh Hour, C’Mon Man, Shooter (HBO), RADA (The Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts), and most recently Quiet As Kept. Jamie can currently be seen on The Invisible Ones, a short film/TV prospect on ALL BLK.
Jamie has a BBA in Marketing from Howard University, completed film school at Los Angeles City College, and earned an MFA in Screenwriting, from Cal State University-Northridge. Her films are produced through her production company Jomaja Films. She grew up in Flint, Michigan, which provides the foundation for much of her work. Jamie’s most recent script penned is AFRICAN/AMERICAN being produced by Sydney Hall and 2xOscar-winner Ruth Carter.
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