BIO

Ruman Kazi, a graduate of the Stella Adler Conservatory for Acting, has acted in contemporary and classical plays, directed a critically acclaimed production of OUR LADY OF 121ST STREET from Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis, and appeared in shows such as 2 Broke Girls, NCIS, Life In Pieces, and a recurring role on The Good Place. 


He has made award-winning short films, such as LAST TO REPEAT, nominated for 12 awards, including Best Director and runner up for Best Film, and winner in the Cinematography and Sound Design categories at the Los Angeles 48 Hour Film Festival. He also co-produced and acted in feature film PERRY & EMILE, winner of Best Louisiana Feature at the New Orleans International Film Festival. 


He can also be seen regularly performing improv comedy as a main-stage player at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, Second City Hollywood, and The Improv Space. In his free time, he plays drums and sings backup in a social justice punk rock band called People's Militia at famed Sunset Strip venues such as Whiskey-A-Go-Go and The Rainbow Room. 


You may watch his films and reels at www.vimeo.com/rumankazi and www.imdb.me/RumanKazi.


Currently, he's in pre-production of AUNTIE HAS THE PERFECT GIRL, a South Asian Rom-Com about modern Muslims trying to find love in America, while exploring themes of divorce, mental illness, and premarital sex.

 Please check out www.gofundme.com/auntiethemovie for more information. 


LOGLINE:

Two Muslims losing hope that they will ever find love, abandon tradition and show their true individualities on this shockingly up-front first date.


SYNOPSIS:

Zaki and Layla are two lovelorn Pakistani-Americans that are trying to hold on to different parts of their culture while being true to their own identities as first-generation Americans. Having had no luck on previous blind dates, both decide that this time they will be exactly themselves, even if that means skirting tradition and risk being viewed as “Bad Muslims.”

Auntie Has The Perfect GIrl - A Short Film by Ruman Kazi currently in pre-production.

Auntie Has The Perfect GIrl - A Short Film by Ruman Kazi currently in pre-production.  

Live calendar - ALL LIVE SHOWS ON HIATUS DUE TO COVID-19

03/07/2020

Second City Improv

9pm

Second City Hollywood

03/07/2020

Second City Improv

Performing with House Improv Team - SNACKS! Tickets $5 Available at the door or online: https://secondcityus.secure.force.com/ticket/?_ga=2....

9pm

Second City Hollywood

03/07/2020

Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv

11:59 PM

UCB Franklin

03/07/2020

Upright Citizens Brigade - Improv

I used to be on a Mess Hall Harold Team called Shimmy at UCB and we're having a little reunion show. Tickets are $7! Link: https://franklin....

11:59 PM

UCB Franklin

03/11/2020

Playing The Drums at The Rainbow Room - Sunset Strip

11:30 PM

Rainbow Bar and Grill

03/11/2020

Playing The Drums at The Rainbow Room - Sunset Strip

I play drums in a political punk band called People's Militia! We go on at 11:30 pm, but the show starts at 9. Come through. I think it's fr...

11:30 PM

Rainbow Bar and Grill

03/13/2020

Upright Citizens Brigade - Variety Show

9pm

UCB Sunset

03/13/2020

Upright Citizens Brigade - Variety Show

Performing Improv with UCB South Asian Superteam at the hit variety show SOUTH ASIAN AF. Tickets are $12 and this show always sells out! Tic...

9pm

UCB Sunset

03/28/2020

Second City Improv

7:30pm

Second City Hollywood

03/28/2020

Second City Improv

Performing with House Improv Team - SNACKS! Tickets $5 Available at the door or online: https://secondcityus.secure.force.com/ticket/?_ga=2....

7:30pm

Second City Hollywood

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LAST TO REPEAT - 48 Hour Film Project - Award Winner - 2015

**Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Sound Design**
**Best Film - 2nd Runner Up**

Nominations: Best Film, Best Director, Best Writing, Best Editing, Best Lead Actor, Best Acting Ensemble, Best Cinematography, Best Sound Design, Best Original Score, Best Production Design, Best Use of Prop, Best Use of Holiday (New Year's Eve)


Directed by Ruman Kazi. Written by Khurram Mozaffar. 

CHANCE MANIFEST - 48 Hour Film Project - Los Angeles - 2013

My debut as an actor/director at the 48 Hour Film Fest. 

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