we write. we direct. we act.
An absentee father is recently granted joint custody of his daughter after 12 years apart.
A woman confronts her own issues surrounding body image, communication and the psychology of sex.
( for mature audiences )
Business becomes unusual for a professional hitman when he discovers that he's been witnessed murdering his traitorous mentor by a 9 year old boy.
A writer suffers through a debilitating bout of writers block for reasons that elude her.
From high school drop out to college professor, native Detroiter Ka’ramuu (pronounced kah-rah-moo) Kush exemplifies what it means to perpetually survive and actively redefine success in Hollywood, having earned his reputation as a self-taught creator of independent short form cinema before earning top honors at AFI CONSERVATORY. His graduating cohort was ranked the #1 film school in the world by HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
After earning his BA in Literature, Writing and the Arts from THE NEW SCHOOL / LANG COLLEGE and MFA in Classicbal Drama from SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Kush would later earn his MFA in Film Directing at AFI. His thesis film SALVATION ROAD was acquired for distribution by HBO in addition to garnering a bevy of awards, inclusive of the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA JURY PRIZE. His latest short film SUNDAYS AT NOON went viral with 2 million+ views on Facebook. At heart, he remains a guerrilla filmmaker with roots in NYC theatre, evidenced by the dramaturgical core and classic precepts of character and conflict in his work. Touted by legendary mentors such as Sidney Poitier, Woodie King Jr and John Singleton, as one of the most crafted filmmakers of his generation, Kush flows seamlessly between the worlds of film and theatre. His award-winning work as an actor and/or director has screened internationally in film festivals including CANNES, SUNDANCE, HAMPTONS, TRIBECA, PAFF, ABFF, LA FILM FEST, HBFF and on the CBS, BET, HBO and CINEMAX networks. His impassioned work as a pedagogue, mentor and coach expands his influence even further.
Amongst other distinctions, he is a LINCOLN CENTER DIRECTOR'S LAB Alum, NEW FEDERAL THEATRE Artistic Associate, 2ND STAGE THEATRE Van Lier Directing Fellow Alum, NBC Directing Fellow Alum, Mentor on President Obama’s UNITED WE SERVE initiative, PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL Filmmaker-In-Residence, SUNDANCE CO//AB Advisor and voting member of the Oscar Award granting ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES (A.M.P.A.S).
Blessed to have discovered his passion for grooming the next generation of artists, Kush has rooted his praxis as Master Instructor in the Department of Theatre Arts at HOWARD UNIVERSITY where he mindfully gleans as much as he gives, pouring lovingly into his students. He also serves as Associate Head / Associate Professor of the BFA in Acting for Film, TV, Voiceover and Commercials department at PACE UNIVERSITY, the first undergraduate university program in the US focused entirely on training the actor for work in front of the camera and microphone.
In addition to teaching, current work includes numerous numinous writing/directing projects, acting when the spirit moves him and building his Detroit-based non profit organization, DETROIT ZOETROPE INC.
He is a doula-in-training and avid practitioner of VIPASSANA MEDITATION http://www.dhamma.org/
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