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The Line Jumper


Would YOU jump the line?

The Line Jumper is co-directed by Hugh Oyake Murchison and Rob Underhill.

Hugh Oyake Murchison is a first time filmmaker. He is a second generation American: his mother was Japanese, and his father African American.

Director Biography - Rob Underhill, Hugh Oyake Murchison

The Line Jumper is co-Directed by Rob Underhill and Hugh Murchison. HUGH OYAKE MURCHISON is a first time filmmaker. He is a second generation American: his mother was Japanese, and his father African American. After a lengthy stint in clinical research, Hugh launched a second career as a scriptwriter. He quit medical writing, once he figured out that movies and TV shows were more likely to be made from his scripts than from the technical documents he wrote for FDA drug approval. Film school soon followed, as did co-creating a webseries, creating TV pilots and feature-lengths, and marketing his works. ROB UNDERHILL is a film & media director, producer, cinematographer, editor, writer. His feature films & more than 50 short-films have received over 150 awards, showcased at hundreds of screening engagements worldwide, including CANNES & Academy-qualifying film festivals like ST. LOUIS & SEATTLE. Rob’s work has received rave reviews from top film critics, earned endorsements from major public figures like UN Ambassador Andrew Young & former NC Governor Beverly Perdue, & has been featured on the NPR programs, THE STATE OF THINGS with Frank Stasio & THE STORY with Dick Gordon. Rob earned a BA in English from NCSU & was honored to accept the invitation to serve as featured speaker at the 2015 NCSU English department graduation commencement. His work has aired on the ASPiRE network, ShortsHD, & other national & international outlets. Carolina STYLE Magazine recognized Rob as one of 25 "Most Stylish People" influencing positive change in the Carolinas. He is a RAWards Indie Art Award recipient for Best Regional Filmmaker. In 2022, he received the QUSAR award for lifetime achievement in filmmaking by the 10th Raleigh Film and Art Festival.


  • Rob Underhill Director

  • Hugh Oyake Murchison Director

  • Hugh Oyake Murchison Writer

  • Rob Underhill Producer

  • Hugh Oyake Murchison Producer

  • Michael Howard Key Cast "Nelson"

  • Therius Styles Key Cast "Jake"

  • Kristi Ray Key Cast "Kristi"

  • Rob Underhill Editor

  • Rob Underhill Director of Photography


  • Project Type: Short, Television

  • Genres: Comedy, Drama

  • Runtime: 6 minutes 10 seconds

  • Completion Date: December 15, 2022

  • Production Budget: 1,500 USD

  • Country of Origin: United States

  • Country of Filming: United States

  • Language: English

  • Shooting Format: Digital

  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: Yes

  • Student Project: No

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