Big Bad Boo Studios Animates Jimmy Vestvood’s Opening Titles
Vancouver, Canada October 15, 2014 – Big Bad Boo Studios announced today that they are partnering with comedian Maz Jobrani and Perfect Nose Productions to produce the opening titles of the new comedy feature film, Jimmy Vestvood Amerikan Hero.
Jimmy Vestvood Amerikan Hero is Maz Jobrani’s new film, starring himself as Jimmy Vestvood, a character he has been working on for a number of years. The movie is about an Iranian immigrant who wins the Green Card lottery and moves to Los Angeles to pursue his dream of becoming an “American hero.” All Jimmy wants is to be like Steve McQueen, his idol cop in the movie Bullitt, but the best job he can get is as a security guard at a Persian grocery store.
The main title sequence for the movie is an animated piece, which will introduce the cast to the audience in a fun way. Shabnam Rezaei, President of Big Bad Boo Studios said, “We are excited to work with Maz and his team again. Maz has done so many great roles for us in a lot of our shows including Mixed Nutz and 1001 Nights. This will be another joint project which will not only be funny but start conversation about stereotypes.”
The movie presents Middle Easterners as American heroes in a comedy setting. As Jobrani said, “after all, you don’t have to be American to be an American hero!” The film is scheduled to release in 2015.
About Big Bad Boo Studios
Big Bad Boo Studios is dedicated to producing quality family programming that is entertaining and educational. Their latest TV series 1001 Nights has won 4 LEO awards with 11 nominations and is airing in over 80 countries and 15 languages, including Teletoon Canada, Disney and Discovery Kids. The company has offices in New York, Los Angeles and Vancouver. Their first product Babak & Friends – A First Norooz was a direct-to-DVD cartoon about the Persian New Year. Their first animated TV series, Mixed Nutz, about a group of misfits from around the world, airs on Shaw TV, PBS, GEM TV and major stations around the world. The company also distributes popular children’s content like Sesame Street, Bob the Builder, Babar and others in multiple languages to North America on the new Oznoz Platform. Visit www.bigbadboo.ca and www.oznoz.com.
About Maz Jobrani
Maz Jobrani is a founding member of the Axis of Evil Comedy which toured in the U.S. and all over the Middle East, and later aired on Comedy Central. He followed up this ground breaking tour with his own solo tour titled “Maz Jobrani, Brown and Friendly”, which again took him all over the world and culminated in a Showtime comedy special.
In motion pictures, Maz has starred in “Friday After Next”, “The Interpreter”, and “13 Going on 30” among others. On TV, he was a regular on ABC’s “Knights of Prosperity” and recurred on ABC’s “Better off Ted”. Maz has also guest starred on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, “The West Wing”, “24”, “NYPD Blue”, “ER”, “Traffic Light”, “Man Up”, and “Men At Work”. He has performed his standup on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”, “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson”, and “Lopez Tonight”. He is also a recurring panelist on NPR’s “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” and co-hosts a podcast called “Minivan Men” about fatherhood. Maz has been featured on NPR, CNN, The BBC, and in print in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Newsweek. Most recently, CBS put in development “Nobody Trusts Maz”, a comedy starring Maz about raising a family in modern day, multi-ethnic America.
For more information, please contact:
Nina Gabriadze / Big Bad Boo
212.960.8980 / [email protected]