Ramfis Myrthil


Uniondale, New York, United States

Ramfis Myrthil is a New York-based filmmaker who loves applying a city-grown work ethic to the world of film and media. He has made his name producing films made by people of color, women, and the LGBTQ community, and seeks to promote themes of passion and integrity in all of his work.

A founding partner and President of Beast of the East Productions (BOTEP), Ramfis has built a successful and proven body of work as a producer. His most recent achievement, a feature film entitled CICADA (2020), won awards at several film festivals around the world and was purchased by Strand Releasing for North American distribution. CICADA was sold to several distributors in the UK, Germany, Switzerland, France, Ireland, and several other regions for theatrical release in Fall 2021.

Ramfis got his start in the film industry by premiering his short film LOVE AND THE SMALL PRINT (2012) at the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival, where it was picked up by Shorts International for worldwide distribution. He then went on to produce a music video entitled ANY OTHER WAY for the legendary rock group The Zombies. After that, Ramfis got behind the feature film entitled A BOY, A GIRL, AND A DREAM (2018), which premiered at Sundance and was acquired by Samuel Goldwyn Films for theatrical release. More recently, Ramfis found great success at the Tribeca Film Festival with his project entitled 5150 (2021), which was part of the Tribeca Creators Market. 5150 explores mental illness in the black community, which was executive produced alongside David Oyelowo.

Ramfis’ continued success in the film industry has earned him several accolades around the world. He was named to Stars' 2018 40 Under 40 list in 2018 and served as a recognized panelist across a variety of film festivals. Ramfis is a regular speaker at the Cannes Film Festival, the UK’s Raindance, and is an established speaker and mentor at South by Southwest.

Ramfis' passion for film is matched only by his drive for sharing his knowledge with the next generation of students, artists, and creators. In this pursuit, Ramfis has served as a judge for the 2018 BAFTA Student Film Awards, a member of PAC (Program Advisory Committee) at Five Towns College, and an acclaimed speaker at NYU, Columbia University, Hofstra University, and HBCUs across the country. Ramfis’ dedication to giving back is reflected by his international masterclasses taught around production, financing, development, diversity, and social justice. Ramfis also volunteers with Mythic Bridge, The Parity Project, The "I Can Still Do That" Foundation, Teach for America, Schools That Can, Hofstra University's Youth Film Day, and Blacks on Wall Street. Ramfis continues to share his experience by mentoring students on both coasts as well as working with NPower, a nonprofit organization focused on helping young graduates enter the professional world.

Ramfis is an active member of BAFTA NY, The Friars Club, Toastmasters International - SEC Roughriders, a board member at The Long Island Film and TV Foundation, and is a board member at the Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS).