Award-winning producer shares valuable lessons on successes and failures of indie filmmaking
At a glance
- Raindance is proud to present producer, film consultant Ramfis Myrthil for the first time in London
- Learn from one of the most exciting producers in America
- Benefit from three case studies and learn each success and challenges
- Ask questions and get answers from Ramfis himself
Ramfis has established himself as one of the leading independent producers with over twenty critically acclaimed films. His success in the industry has earned him a spot in Stars’ 40 and 40 list. Ramfis has produced a variety of films on all budget levels, developed a huge national and international network. He has navigated the filmmaking space and knows the ins and outs of film production with excellent knowledge of all aspects of filmmaking.
Ramfis’ has won numerous awards and his films have been selected played in over 40 international film festivals including Cannes, SWSX, Sundance, and Tribeca. As film consultant and speaker he has made it his mission to help indie filmmakers make their dreams come true.
Spend an evening with Ramfis as he shares experience and the challenges he faced with three of his films.
He will discuss:
- How was each film made?
- How it was financed
- What went right or wrong?
- What were the challenges faced?
- What could have been been done differently and why?
- Success or failure?
The making of Cicada – Opening Night Film London Flare
New York City, 2013. A young bisexual man enters an interracial relationship. In the midst of the Sandusky trial, against the backdrop of a cicada summer, he comes to terms with his own childhood trauma.
The making of The Broken Ones
Two troubled strangers meet one night and help each other overcome personal fears and tragedies.
The making of A Boy. A Girl. A Dream.
On the night of the 2016 Presidential election, Cass, an L.A. club promoter, takes a thrilling and emotional journey with Frida, a Midwestern visitor. She challenges him to revisit his broken dreams – while he pushes her to discover hers.
Ramfis will also discuss projects that were successful despite initial challenges and films that didn’t perform as well, despite having a great team and being well-financed. He will also discuss the films Skin, Good Business, and Love and Small Print as well as share his experience with festivals from around the world.
About Ramfis Myrthil
Ramfis Myrthil is a New York-based filmmaker and producer who views it as his responsibility to help unheard voices. He has made his name producing films made by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community, and seeks to promote themes of passion and integrity in all of his work.
As a founding partner and President of Beast of the East Productions (BOTEP), the highlights of Ramfis’ career are ever-growing. He had the privilege to produce the Mary Pickford biopic “Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto,” and recently went to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival with “A Boy, A Girl, and A Dream.” Placing among the top 18 films in the entire festival, “A Boy, A Girl, and a Dream” went on to be distributed nationally by Samuel Goldwyn Films and debuted on Amazon and the STARZ network in 2019.
Ramfis also had his first film, “Love in the Small Print,” debut at the Cannes Film Festival, and other projects of his have been featured in Shorts International and 40+ other festivals around the world.
Ramfis also produced The Zombie’s first-ever music video, “Any Other Way,” and he tours the country speaking at prestigious schools and festivals, including NYU and Cannes. His continued growth and success in the film industry earned him a spot in Stars’ 2018 40 Under 40 list.
Ramfis’ passion for film is also matched by his passion to giving back to the community. He participates with the non-profits Mythic Bridge, the I Can Still Do That Foundation, Teach for America, Schools That Can, and Blacks on Wall Street. In his desire to assist the next generation of filmmakers, Ramfis has also participated as a judge for the 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards as well as a mentor for the Arts, Entertainment & Media Academy Field Day at John Muir High School in Pasadena, CA.
Ramfis is looking forward to his most recent film, “A Man and His Trumpet, The Leroy Jones Story,” winner of the State of Louisiana’s Endowment for the Humanities Award, being released by Good Docs at universities and conferences nationwide.