Here is Maz Jobrani in character as Jimmy Vestvood, on this month's cover of Stand-Up Magazine:
I am very excited to be a guest on the season premiere of Running Later with Scott Rogowsky on April 23rd at The People's Improv Theater. I will be showing a clip from the new movie and talking about the upcoming Hebrew Hammer sequel!
Kevin McDonald and I have partnered with Levity Entertainment Group on 'True Stories!' -- the absurdist sketch comedy podcast we are co-writing. We are writing the first season of 12 episodes now, and we will also be putting on live shows in NYC.
On The Hammer front, I am very excited to be working with producer Jason Taragan as well as casting directors Paul Schnee and Kerry Barden (Dallas Buyers Club, Prisoners, August: Osage County). Some big announcements to come shortly.
Jimmy Vestvood is about a week away from 'picture lock,' enabling us to go into the final push of finishing the film (VFX, Sound, and Music). This is a very, very funny film and I can't wait to share it.
Lastly, Kevin McDonald and I are in final negotiations for our TRUE STORIES! home.
Come back soon for updates on all!
I will be teaching a second 2-day comedy screenwriting workshop at The People's Improv Theater January 25-26. If you're interested in learning how to structure a feature film comedy, come on down!
I am back in the NYC and starting post production on the movie, Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero. Production was truly an incredible experience, and I'm excited as it's going to be a very, very, very funny movie. To tide you over, check out the Facebook page for the film HERE.
I am thrilled to announce that I am directing the independent feature film comedy "Jimmy Vestvood: Amerikan Hero," starring Maz Jobrani.
The fish-out-of-water adventure which is infused with political satire and physical comedy. Co-written by Jobrani and his producing partner, Amir Ohebsion, the film is about a wannabe private investigator who wins the Green Card lottery and moves to America to pursue his dream, only to find himself at the center of a conspiracy to start World War III. The independently financed comedy which ran one of the most successful film crowdfunding campaigns on Indiegogo, will be produced by Jobrani and Ohebsion via their OKY DOKY PRODUCTIONS shingle and Levity Entertainment Group's Ray Moheet and Norman Aladjem.
Principal photography begins Oct. 21st in Los Angeles.