KAZ FIRPO is an award-winning director, screenwriter, and photographer, and a graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. His work explores humanism and systems of power.
Born and raised in the forests of Northern California, his impact storytelling has landed him on the Forbes 30 Under 30, at the top of the 2017 Black List, and won Best Documentary at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival.
Focused on human stories, Kaz worked on the frontlines of the Syrian refugee crisis creating THE REFUGE PROJECT, a multimedia chronicle that premiered at SXSW. He’s since collaborated with international organizations like UNICEF, WWF, and PeaceDirect to create expansive documentary projects highlighting stories of hope in conflict zones around the world.
As a photographer, he’s shot editorials and covers all over the world, from Jaipur to Joshua Tree, and has led photographic expeditions from Mount Kilimanjaro to the Swiss Alps. His commercial work has generated hundreds of millions of views, played the Super Bowl, and has been featured everywhere from Times Square to the front page of AdWeek. He’s been making movies since he was eight years old.
He’s the writer of seven feature films, including the upcoming post-war drama RUIN starring Margot Robbie, and the near-future thriller MIMI FROM RIO set up at Netflix with Ridley Scott producing. Most recently, Kaz wrote ETERNALS for Marvel Studios with Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, and Gemma Chan starring. He’s the winner of the Black List, Hit List, and Blood List, as well as a two-time Finalist in The Academy Nicholl Screenwriting Fellowship. He currently has his debut feature film in development, slated to shoot in 2022. He likes incredible things.