Ramfis Myrthil is a New York-based filmmaker who loves telling New York stories. Applying an East Coast ethic to the world of film and media, Ramfis works to produce narrative features that reflect the best, most captivating parts of his community – passion, integrity, and honor.
A founding partner and co-President of Beast of the East Productions (BOTEP), the highlights of Ramfis’ career are ever-growing. He had the privilege to work on and produce the Mary Pickford biopic “Why Not Choose Love: A Mary Pickford Manifesto.” Most recently, Ramfis went to The 2018 Sundance Film Festival with “A Boy, A Girl, and A Dream,” which placed among the top 18 films for the entire festival, and has since been picked up by Samuel Goldwyn Films and will be showing in theaters this Fall.
“The Broken Ones,” which he produced, sold out the opening night of The SOHO International Film Festival 2017, and is currently set for domestic, as well as South African and Chinese distribution.
His previous film, “Good Business,” allowed him to work with Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and went on to win Best Comedy at The Long Beach International and Manhattan Film Festivals. It has since been picked up by Shorts International.
Ramfis’ proudest achievements to date are producing “Any Other Way,” the very first music video for the legendary rock group, The Zombies, and premiering his short film, “Love and The Small Print,” at the 2012 65th Annual Cannes Film festival, where it was picked up by Shorts International for worldwide distribution.
His company, BOTEP, produced “Bridge and Tunnel,” which played at over 40 film festivals, earning a dozen awards and over thirty nominations. It would continue on to a limited theatrical run before being picked up by Amazon.
This August, he will be serving as a juror for the Kew Gardens Festival of Cinema.
His continued growth and success in the film industry earned him a spot in Stars’ 2018 40 Under 40 list of Movers and Shakers.
Last year, he had the privilege to moderate a panel on breaking into Hollywood for the 10th annual Bushwick Film Festival.
Ramfis also produced “Powerless” (2013), a short, highly personal Hurricane Sandy documentary as part of a campaign for hurricane relief in Long Beach NY. The documentary earned a special Proclamation from the city of Long Beach.
Ramfis’ passion for film is matched only by his passion to give back and pay it forward to the community by sharing and teaching his skills and knowledge to the next generation of students, artists, and creators.
In his desire to assist and educate the next generation of filmmakers, Ramfis has 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.
He also participates with non-profits Mythic Bridge, which brings filmmaking education to underserved youth, as well as the I Can Still Do That Foundation, where he sits on the music board and young advisors committee to help American workers survive and thrive in difficult economic times.
Some highlights from Ramfis’ work sharing and teaching his passion for filmmaking include joining with Teach for America and Schools That Can to provide a learning opportunity for young students on how to make a documentary, and teaming with Gold Coast Arts for Hofstra University’s Youth Film Day, where he taught students about the different stages of film production..
Ramfis also acts as a leader in the minority community. In March, 2017, Ramfis had the privilege of serving as a panelist for Blacks on Wall Street 2017, where he spoke to an audience of over 200 high school students about finding success in the professional world through mentorship and internship opportunities.
Ramfis is also member of BAFTA NY, The Friars Club, The Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS), the SEC Roughriders chapter of Toastmasters International, and sits on the advisory board of the Long Island Film/TV Foundation.