Jimmy Keyrouz is an Academy Award-winning director/writer who recently graduated from Columbia University with Honors. His latest film Nocturne In Black won the Gold Medal in the 43rd Student Academy Awards and was shortlisted for the 2017 Oscars in the Live Action Short category. Nocturne in Black also won Jury Selects at the Columbia University Film Festival as well as the Director's Guild of America Film Award, the National Board of Review Grant, the Caucus Foundation production grant, the Marion Carter Green Award, and the IFP Audience Award. It premiered at the Lincoln Center in May 2016, and screened at Telluride, LA Shorts Fest and many film festivals around the world.

In 2012, Jimmy joined the Screenwriting/Directing Master in Fine Arts program at Columbia University, New York, where he enrolled in directing, screenwriting, TV writing and directing actors classes and served as teaching assistant where he taught directing and writing classes. 

Jimmy is currently writing the feature screenplay of Nocturne in Black, Twelve, a one-hour TV drama,  and works as a free-lance director.