Ramy Romany is an Emmy® Award-Winning Director & Cinematographer, as well as a world renowned Egyptologist, and has been has filming, producing and been featured in documentaries and TV Shows for more than a decade.
Born into a documentary-producing family in Cairo, Egypt, Romany had the unique opportunity to hone his skillset on a film set from an early age, while also taking part in multiple active excavations in Egypt. Romany’s interest in Egyptology and the history of his ancestors lead him to purse a degree in Ancient Egyptian History and Archaeology from the University of Cairo. He can read and write in Hieroglyphs.
Combining his passions of film and Egyptology, Romany was able to film, produce, direct and feature in over a hundred documentaries on Ancient Egypt for major international networks, all before the age of 20. An "Expert on all things Egyptian," as Joanna Lumley calls Romany on national British Television, Romany has been featured on Brew Masters for the Discovery Channel, Destination Truth for the SyFy network and took Ewan McGregor into the great pyramids of Giza on Long Way Down for National Geographic. Furthermore, Romany was the Egyptologist for Ancient Aliens on the History Channel for five seasons and was part of the team that discovered an underground pyramid using satellite imaging technology on the Discovery Channel's Curiosity: Egypt: What Lies Beneath?
After many years of filming documentaries on Ancient Egypt, political circumstances led Romany to flee his home in Egypt and relocate to Los Angeles, CA in 2011. This move provided a new network of contacts and opportunities to further showcase and expand his abilities, allowing Romany to fully focus his career in cinematography. Due to enthusiastic recognition and demand for his unique experiential background, and years of working in the movie industry, Romany has been able to travel the Americas filming documentaries and popular TV shows.
In 2013, before the age of 30, Romany was nominated for two Emmy® Awards for his cinematography work on two documentaries, Mi Casa Hogar (filmed in Mexico) and Esperanza (filmed in the Dominican Republic). He was honored to win an Emmy® for Best topical documentary for Esperanza.
In 2015, Romany was nominated for another two Emmy® Awards for his cinematography work on another two documentaries, Armonia (filmed in Mexico) and Visioneer. He was honored to win another Emmy® for Best Cinematography on a topical documentary for his work on Visioneer. In 2016, Romany won his third Emmy® for Best Cinematography on a topical documentary on the Esperanza sequel, Return to Esperanza.
Currently, Romany resides in Los Angles, CA with his wife and their three children. He continues to travel to locations throughout the US, and the globe, filming and producing documentaries and TV show.