| Ramin Niami|
| Karen Robson|
| Medway College of Design UK
University of Westminster|
Film director, producer, writer, editor
Shirin in Love, Somewhere in the City, Paris, Babe's and Ricky's Inn
Karen Robson, Riley Smith, Nazanin Boniadi, Amy Madigan, Maz Jobrani
Ramin Niami Wikipedia
Ramin Niami is an Iranian film director, producer, actor and writer. In 1989, he was editor of The Houseguest, a film directed by Franz Harland. During his career, he has participated in more than twenty documentary films. He also made several feature films such as Somewhere in the City (1998) and Paris (2003). He is married to actress, producer, and film financer Karen Robson.
He was born in Tehran, Iran, educated at film school in London and worked as a director and producer on over twenty television documentaries, many of them broadcast by the UK’s BBC and Channel 4, as well as major American networks. A New York resident for many years, Ramin was a faculty member for filmmaking at the School of Visual Arts in New York. He also produced Amir Naderi’s festival favorite “Manhattan By Numbers” in New York.
Niami’s first feature film as a director was Somewhere in the City, starring Sandra Bernhard, Bai Ling, Ornella Muti and Peter Stormare; the film screened at over 25 international film festivals, was released theatrically in the U.S. and on HBO and was sold in countries around the world. After relocating to Los Angeles, he directed and produced his second feature film "Paris” which premiered in main competition at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York, starring Chad Allen, Bai Ling, James Russo, and Karen Black. “Paris” also screened as the opening night film of the Bangkok Film Festival and played many other international film festivals. "Paris" was released in the U.S. by DEJ/Blockbuster and 20th Century Fox Home Video and broadcast on Showtime/TMC.
Babe’s & Rickey’s Inn was the winner of the Pan African Film Festival Programmer’s Award 2013 and premiered theatrically at Laemmle Monica 4 Plex in LA. It was screened in several other major cities such as New York, Chicago, Dallas, Seattle, Portland, etc. It is also available in the US and Canada through Cinedigm on VOD (video on demand), digital and other on-line platforms.
Niami’s latest film is an Iranian-American romantic comedy feature film he wrote, directed and produced. “Shirin in Love” set in Los Angeles and Northern California, which stars Nazanin Boniadi (“How I Met your Mother”, “Homeland”), Riley Smith (“Radio”, “Freaks and Geeks”), Academy Award nominated actress Amy Madigan (“Field of Dreams”, “Gone Baby Gone”), Maz Jobrani (“The Interpreter”, founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour), George Wallace (“Funny People”, headliner at The Flamingo, Las Vegas), Anahita Khalatbari and Marshall Manesh (“Will & Grace”, “Entourage”) to be theatrically released in March 2014 as a co-release with AMC Independent in at least 15 major cities in the US.
Niami's upcoming feature film, “Random Acts of Senseless Violence” the adaptation of the critically acclaimed novel of the same name, is set in the near future in the US.
Niami is married to actress, producer, and film financer Karen Robson. The couple has two children.