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A  WEAPON  MOST  UNUSUAL!
2009 FINALIST - BEST MUSICAL FILM SHORT
African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival
(
http://aawicfilm.ning.com/profile/JacquelineHankins)

2006  WINNER - BEST  MUSICAL  FILM  SHORT  (SPRING  &  FALL  FESTIVALS)
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
www.nyfilmvideo.com
"Funny and suspenseful..."
Ernece B. Kelly, New York Beacon News
(Click to read review)
"...First-rate performances..."
Angel  Martinez, Independent Media Center
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"...An unusual, light-hearted experience."
Linda Armstrong, NY Amsterdam News
(Click to read review)
About the Composer . . .


                                                                           










Jacqueline Hankins
"The Hip Hop Agatha Christie"

The worldwide opportunities offered by the independent film industry, lured her into Filmmaking.  
In 2006, A WEAPON MOST UNUSUAL won 2006 Best Musical Film Short two times (the Spring and Fall
Festivals) at the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival.
(www.nyfilmvideo.com)

In 2007, A MURDER AT THE CHURCH was a finalist in New York's "Strawberry Theater Festival".
Jacqueline Hankins was honored at New York's "2007 Potpourri Theater Festival" as one of the
"Outstanding Black Women Playwrights".

In 2007,
COOKING THE BOOKS: A RECIPE FOR MURDER  won 2007 Best Musical Film Short also at
the New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
(www.nyfilmvideo.com).

In 2008, she signed her first 3-year distribution contract with
Ouat Media, Inc.
Two of her Hip Hop Musical Mysteries, COOKING THE BOOKS: A RECIPE FOR MURDER and
A WEAPON MOST UNUSUAL will be shown on Movieola-The Short Film Channel.  Movieola is the
premier outlet for short films in Canada.

In 2009, her two film shorts,
COOKING THE BOOKS: A RECIPE FOR MURDER and
A WEAPON MOST UNUSUAL, were selected Finalists - Best Film Short at the  African American
Women in Cinema International Film Festival.  
http://aawicfilm.ning.com/profile/JacquelineHankins

Jacqueline has enjoyed a 30-year career in which she  lived 18 years in Germany and toured the
USA, Europe, the Caribbean and performed in Kenya, Iceland, and Russia.

In addition to being a much sought-after pianist, singer, actor and singer-dancer, two critically
acclaimed CD's,
“Christmas Joy!” (Piano Instrumentals) and “Let’s Dance to Blues, Swing and Latin
Music” (Big Band) were released in Europe under the TopSound, Germany label.  
Click to buy your copy of "Christmas Joy" and have a Merry Xmas!  

She is also a voiceover and translation specialist, fluent in German and French, and also sings in
Italian and Yiddish.       

Jacqueline has also produced a great cabaret show:  
THE ENTERTAINMENT XPRESS
"...Snappy and alive, full of zest."  Wayne Cook, The Post, Fort Dix Army Base, NJ

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AWARDS
COOKING  THE  BOOKS:  A  RECIPE  FOR  MURDER!
2009 FINALIST - BEST MUSICAL FILM SHORT
African American Women in Cinema International Film Festival
(
http://aawicfilm.ning.com/profile/JacquelineHankins)

2007 WINNER - BEST MUSICAL FILM SHORT
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival
www.nyfilmvideo.com
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A MURDER AT THE CHURCH!
2007 OUTSTANDING PLAYWRIGHT AWARD to JACQUELINE HANKINS
POTPOURRI THEATRE FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, NY
2007 FINALIST (Performance Competition)
STRAWBERRY THEATRE FESTIVAL, NEW YORK, NY

JACQUELINE HANKINS, Composer
2008 3-YEAR DISTRIBUTION CONTRACT
OUAT MEDIA, INC.




FOR
COOKING THE BOOKS: A RECIPE FOR MURDER  
A WEAPON MOST UNUSUAL
WITH
Movieola-The Short Film Channel which presents the very best of action, drama and
comedy films that can all be enjoyed in under 40 minutes. In tune with today's fast paced lifestyle,
Movieola-The Short Film Channel provides viewers with an ever-changing stream of great films,
accessible over multiple media platforms.
Movieola also has partnerships with Joost.com and Hulu.com which can give these films
worldwide exposure. Movieola is the premier outlet for international short films in Canada.
An accomplished orchestrator, music  director,
lyricist and composer, Jacqueline has
composed a series of critically acclaimed folk
operas she calls HIP HOP MUSICAL MYSTERIES.
A MURDER AT THE CHURCH, produced June
2002, in New York City was the first.

COOKING THE BOOKS: A RECIPE FOR MURDER,
her second, produced at the Playwright Tavern
& Restaurant, New York City, February 2004,
also critically acclaimed, ran for nearly one
year.  

A WEAPON MOST UNUSUAL, her third, opened
January 30th, 2005 to wonderful reviews.