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 dropout to college professor, native Detroiter Ka’ramuu (pronounced kah-rah-moo) Kush has exemplified what it means to survive and actively redefine success in Hollywood for the past 20+ years. After establishing his reputation as a self-taught creator of independent short form cinema, he would later earn top honors at AFI CONSERVATORY contributing to his graduating cohorts ranking as the #1 film school in the world by HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.
After earning his BA in Literature, Writing and the Arts from THE NEW SCHOOL FOR SOCIAL RESEARCH / LANG COLLEGE and MFA in Classical Drama from SARAH LAWRENCE COLLEGE, Kush would later earn his MFA in Film Directing at AFI. His thesis film SALVATION ROAD screened at AMERICAN BLACK FILM FESTIVAL and was acquired for distribution by HBO in addition to garnering a bevy of awards, inclusive of the DIRECTORS GUILD OF AMERICA JURY PRIZE. Touted by legendary mentors Woodie King Jr and John Singleton, as one of the most crafted hyphenates 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.
Amongst other distinctions, he is a LINCOLN CENTER DIRECTOR'S LAB Fellow, NEW FEDERAL THEATRE Artistic Associate, 2ND STAGE THEATRE Van Lier Directing Fellow, NBC Directing Fellow, Mentor on President Obama’s UNITED WE SERVE initiative, PAN AFRICAN FILM FESTIVAL Filmmaker-In-Residence, NATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF BLACK DIRECTORS Emerging Director Award Recipient, SUNDANCE COLLAB Advisor and voting member of the Oscar Award granting ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES ARTS AND SCIENCES (A.M.P.A.S).
He has taught, coached or directed a virtual who's who of talent, from emerging to legendary artists inclusive of former students Lauren E. Banks (Paramount's BASS REEVES), Ryan Jamal Swain (FX's POSE) and Birgundi Baker (Showtime's THE CHI), contemporaries Rob Morgan, Aisha Hinds, Russell Hornsby, April Parker Jones, Omari Hardwick, Vanessa Williams, Chadwick Boseman and most notably, his mentor Sir Sidney Poitier. His impassioned work as a pedagogue expands his influence even further.
Blessed to discover his passion for grooming the next generation of artists, Kush would root his praxis as a Master Instructor in the Department of Theatre Arts at HOWARD UNIVERSITY for 10 years before assuming his current post as Associate Head / Associate Professor in the Acting for Film, TV, Voiceover and Commercials BFA program at PACE UNIVERSITY, the first undergraduate program in the US focused entirely on training the actor for work in front of the camera and microphone.
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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