Amyn Kaderali - Director
After graduating cum laude with a degree in Communications Studies at UCLA in 1994, Amyn pursued a Master's Degree in Directing at the prestigious Graduate Film Department at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where he received the Martin Scorsese Young Filmmaker Award in 1996 and the Perry Ellis Breakthrough Filmmaker Award in 1997. His second-year short film, Little Man , won the Grand Jury Prize for Best Dramatic Short at the 1998 Slamdance Film Festival, the prestigious Lew Wasserman Award and Best Short Awards in Melbourne, Bilbao, and Marin County. The film was shown in over fifty festivals worldwide and was sold to European cable television. Martin Scorsese called the film "simply excellent."
In the late 1990s, Amyn worked extensively for Miramax/Dimension Films, co-creating several websites, including Scream3.com (Miramax's most successful website ever) and "Forty Days, Forty Nights". In 2000, Amyn and writing partner Brin Hill signed a two-year contract with Miramax to co-write and co-direct three films, starting with their urban comedy "Street Teams." Amyn completed his NYU thesis film, "Take the 'A' Train" in 2002, starring Kerry Washington ("Last King of Scotland"). The film was shown at festivals worldwide and received the Cinematic Images Award.
Since moving to Los Angeles, Amyn has written several scripts, including the comedies "Miles To Berkeley" and "In Security," as well as the teen comedy "Whatever It Takes" for VCG Entertainment. In 2004, he completed another short film, the outsourcing comedy "Call Center," which quickly became a web phenomenon with over 1 million viewers and won Best Comedy at the Riverside International Film Festival as well as Golden Reel Nomination at the VC Film Fest. In addition, he has spent the last few years producing and directing video projects for such clients as Intel, ESPN, MTVU, and UCLA. Most recently, Amyn wrote, produced and directed his first feature film, "Kissing Cousins ," expected to debut in film festivals in mid-2007.
Kaderali writes, directs and develops new projects for Mighty on an ongoing basis.
Representation: Maura Teitelbaum, Abrams Artists Agency.