Maz Jobrani is bucking Hollywood convention and moving forward to make his own starring movie, Jimmy Vestvood, Amerikan Hero. The film, which Jobrani describes as The Pink Panther meets Coming To America. We spoke with Maz last year and asked him about the movie’s status. Jobrani mentioned that he was still attempting to raise funds to make the film. It now appears that he’s taking matters into his own hands and calling on the fans to help him raise some money.
“In my 15 years as a Middle Eastern-American actor in Hollywood, I have yet to see a role of a Middle Eastern hero in American cinema. I don’t blame anyone in particular for this. I just think it’s because we haven’t had writers, producers and directors who have been too concerned about how Middle Easterners are depicted in American movies. That’s why I have chosen to change that trend and make this film. I believe it is a crucial time to have characters in American movies that portray Middle Easterners in a positive light.”
If you’d like to donate some money visit www.jimmyvestvood.com and help the cause. There’s even some rewards based on the amount you donate.
Take it Maz.