Biography

 

 ISMAIL KASUMI

Work Experience

 

  • November 2019 – THE MANDRAKE THEATER – Author: Niccolò Machiavelli. Director: Kushtrim Bekteshi. Actors: Ismail Kasumi, Mendim Murtezi, Musa Isufi, Shkëlqim Islami, Sefedin Shabani, Sara Bajrami, Dea Pajaziti, Faton Ibrahim. Ismail Kasumi played role of Callimaco
  • August 2019 – I LOVE YOU, I SWEAR BY MYSELFFEATURE FILM – Produced by:
  • July 2019 – THE 39 STEPS THEATER – Author: Patrick Barlow. Director: Ilir Bokshi. Actors: Qazmedin Nuredini, Lena Kryeziu Bokshi, Sefedin Shabani, Ismail Kasumi. Ismail Kasumi played role of Actor 2
  • August 2018 – WOODEN SWORD – FEATURE FILM – Directed by: Emre Konuk. Production: IkoneStudio. Ismail Kasumi played role of Sava’s Nephew2
  • June 2018 – IDENTITY SHORT FILM – Written/Directed by: Erman Memedi. Porduction: FrameIn Production (Macedonian Film Agency ). Actors: Ismail Kasumi, Musa Isufi, Vjollca Bekteshi Hamiti, Mendim Murtezi, Ylber Murtezi, Sefedin Shabani, Ajetja Rexhepoviq. Ismail Kasumi played role of Sem Gjoni
  • January 2018 – NINA & MOTHER SHORT FILM – Written/directed by: Aulona Selmani. Actors: Arta Selimi, Ismail Kasumi, Kreshnik Malushaj ect. Dop: Besnik Hasolli. Ismail Kasumi played role of father
  • January 2018 – TAXI – SHORT FILM – Written/directed by: Arben Fejzullau. Actors: Ismail Kasumi, Sefedin Shabani, Musa Isufi, Faton Ibrahimi, Krste Totochevski, Albana Qaili, Erman Memedi, Agron Musfata, Dea Shabani. Editing by: Erman Memedi. Production: FrameIN. Ismail Kasumi in the role of taxi driver
  • January 2018 – LOOT – THEATER – Author: Joe Orton. Director: Ben Apolloni. Actors: Sefedin Shabani, Rabije Alilovska, Shkelqim Islami, Ismail Kasumi, Qazmedin Nuredini, Beqir Nuredini. Scenography: Armend Ademi. Costumography: Bjondina Abduli. Music by: Orhan Shaqiri. Ismail Kasumi played role of Dennis
  • November 2017 – MAKSI & KIMITHEATER – Author: Haqif Mulliqi. Actors: Musa Isufi & Ismail Kasumi. Director: Nehat Memeti. Production: Talia. Co-production: Theatre of Kumanovo. Ismail Kasumi played role of KIMI
  • April 2017 – OUR CLASS THEATER – Author/director: Ali Qerimi. Actors: Elmis Sejfullai, Bekim Jahiu, Fatmire Sherifi, Ismail Kasumi, Sami Mustafa. Production: Erdonia-art. Ismail Kasumi played role Albani
  • February 2017- HOSTILE WORLD SHORT FILM – Written/directed by: Geseth Garcia. Actors: Ismail Kasumi, Hajrullah Ramizi, Moma Mustafa ect. Production: DTS Production. Ismail Kasumi played role of Kidnaper 2
  • September 2016 – COMPANYTV SERIES – Director: Selejman Rushiti. Cast: Ismail Kasumi, Mendim Murtezi, Drita Kaba Karaga, Rabije Halili, Shota Baraliu, Muzbajdin Qamili, Osman Ahmeti, Shkumbin  Zeqiri, Musa Isufi ect. Dop: Osman Demiri Costumography: Ines Gojla. Scenography: Enes Deari Make – Up – Igor Petreski
  • June 2016 – THE IMAGINARY INVALIDTHEATER – Author: Jean-Baptiste Poquelin  MOLIERE. Actors: Sefedin Shabani, Enver Halimi, Linda Shabani, Azra Sallahi, Mirsad Abazi, Ismail Kasumi & Shkumbin Zeqiri. Director: Ahmet Jakupi. Ismail Kasumi played role of  Thomas Diafoirus
  • May 2016 – THE HATS – FEATURE FILM – Written/Producer: Jimi Tihofsi. Director:Alan M Trow. Actors: Bislim Muqaj, Ismail Kasumi, Jimi Tihofsi, May-Linda Kosumovic,Selman Jusufi, Fatime Sefaj, Labinot Lajci ect.  Editor: John Richards. Cinematographer: Mari Yamamura. Music: Michael Csányi-Wills. Kosova co-producers: Hidi Haziri Blerim Kaciu.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Dragan.
  • February 2016 – REVOLVERTHEATER – Author: Gabor Gorgey. Actors: Mirsad Abazi, Ylber Murtezi, Ismail Kasumi, Mendim Murtezi & Musa Isufi. Director: Nehat Memeti. Ismail Kasumi played role of Kichi
  • September 2015 – ROOTS OF THE TOWER – THEATER – Author: Nazmi Beqiri. Actors: Zijadin Murtezi, Ismail Kasumi, Qazmedin Nuredini, Mirsad Abazi, Sefedin Shabani, Ylber Murtezi, Shkelqim Islami, Mendim Murtezi, Shkumbin Zeqiri, Enver Halimi, Sara Bajrami, Rrezart Nuredini & Gentiana Ramadani. Director: Vebi Qerimi.              Ismail Kasumi played role of Milorad.
  • May 2015 – SNOWING OUTSIDETHEATER – Author: Vincenzo Salemme. Actors: Gani Veseli, Ismail Kasumi, Gjelbrim Emini & Artan Ibishi. Director: Musa Isufi. Ismail Kasumi played role of Enzo
  • February 2015 – MARK AND HIS DESTENYSHORT MOVIE – Written/Directed: Valon Aziri. Actors: Ismail Kasumi & Aleksandra Pasevska. Ismail Kasumi played role of Mark
  • October 2014 – EMIGRANTSTHEATER – Author: Slawomir Mrozek. Actors: Ismail Kasumi & Musa Isufi. Director – Afeida Memeti Borici.  Ismail Kasumi palyed role of XX
  • September 2014 – MY CITY SCREAMSSHORT MOVIE – Written/Directed : Ibrahim Deari. Film Editor: Erman Memed. Visual Effects: Erman Memedi. Producer: Arben Fejzullahu. Cast: May-Linda Kosumovic – ANA, Shkëlqim Islami – TRIMI, Miri Abazi – JIMMY, Musa Isufi – VICTOR, Ismail Kasumi – ZEFF, Muzbajdin Qamili – MALO, Gani Veseli, Elmir Sejfullai – MIKI & Sami Mustafa – DINO
  • July 2014 – DINNER OF FOOLSTHEATER – Author: Francis Veber. Actors: Qazmedin Nuredini, Shkelqim Islami, Amernis Noksiqi, Musa Isufi, Mirsad Abazi, Flora Kadriu, Ismail Kasumi &Simona Toskic.   Ismail Kasumi played roles of Archambo & Meno
  • September 2013 –  A LIVE CORPSESTHEATER – Author: Shkelzen Halimi. Actors: Ismail Kasumi & Musa Isufi. Director: Zijadin Murtezi.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Thief
  • August 2013 – THE RETURNFEATURE FILM – Written/Directed: Kastriot Abdyli. Actors: Hazir Haziri, Delphine Depardieu, Selman Lokaj, Ismail Kasumi ect. Ismail Kasumi played role of Petrit
  • June 2013 – THE NIGHT ZOOTHEATER – Author: Michel Azama. Actors: Ismail Kasumi, Mona Mustafa, Flamur Hoti & Durim Neziri. Director: Kushtrim Bekteshi.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Jo
  • March 2013 – THE BLOODY MONEYSHORT MOVIE – Written/Directed – Erman Memedi. Edited by – Erman Memedi. Cast: Musa Isufi, Mirsad Abazi & Ismail Kasumi. Produced by – Arben Fejzullahu. Still Photographer – Valon Aziri.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Thief
  • July 2012 – 888SHORT MOVIE – Writer:Xhemil Jusufi. Directed by: Xhemil Jusufi&Besir Arsllani. DoP:Blerim GJinovci. Editing:Besir Arsllani. Lighting: Besnik Hasolli.Sound: Besfort Malsiu. Cast: Burhan Amiti, Elmir Sejfullai,Naime Azi,Ismail Kasumi, Durim Neziri, Flamur Hoti, Fatmire Sherifi, etc.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Junkie
  • June 2011 – SEA SALTTHEATER – Author: Emil Bonev. Actors: Ismail Kasumi & Gezim Zherka. Director: Nehat Memeti.  Ismail Kasumi played role of Emiri

 

Advertising Spots:

  • July 2019 – TEB Bank – Kosovo – Advertisement ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85ME1WZVKEE )
  • September 2016 – Leading role in music video “Cone of shame” by Faith No More ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z0k5yiCmFs )
  • July 2015IPKO Telecom, Kosovo – Advertisement. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x42bCgdWwoc )

 

AWARDS:

  • October 2019 – Best Balkan Spirit Award goes to North Macedonia for “The Return”. Written/Directed by: Kastriot Abdyli. Production: DardaniaFilm. Actors: Hazir Haziri, Delphine Depardieu, Selman Lokaj, Ismail Kasumi ect.
  • June 2018 – FEATURE FILM – “THE HATS”, win best feature documentary in “Hollywood International Moving Pictures Film Festival” ( http://himpff.com/june-2018-winners.html ) Writer by: Jimi Tihofsi. Directed by: Alan M Trow. Kosova co-producers: Hidi Haziri  Blerim Kaciu. Actors: Ismail Kasumi, May-Linda Kosumovic, Selman Jusufi, Bislim Muçaj, Meli Qena, Nuhi Matoshi, Fatime Sefaj,  Jimi Tihofsi ect. 
  • November 2015 – The festival “Days of Albanian Comedy” in Presevo, the play “SNOWING OUTSIDE” Take the best performance award.  Author: Vincenzo Salemme. Director: Musa Isufi. Actors: Veseli Gani Ismail Kasumi, Gjelbrim Artan Emini & Ibish.
  • September 2015 – The Festival “Albanian theatre in Macedonia” in Debar, the play “EMIGRANTS” Take the best director award. Author: Slawomir Mrozek. Director: Afeida Boriçi. Actors: Musa Isufi & Ismail Kasumi.
  • September, December, 2014 – SHORT MOVIE “MY CITY SCREAM” Winning 3 awards at the festival in Pristina NINE ELEVEN – 1. The best film 2.The best director 3. The best editing. Thebest audience award winning film PRIZE in Albanian weeek 2014 New York. Written/Directed: Ibrahim Deari. Film Editor: Erman Memed. Visual Effects: Erman Memedi. Producer: Arben Fejzullahu. Actors: May-Linda Kosumovic – ANA, Shkëlqim Islami – TRIMI, Miri Abazi – JIMMY, Musa Isufi – VICTOR, Ismail Kasumi – ZEFF, Muzbajdin Qamili – MALO, Gani Veseli, Elmir Sejfullai – MIKI & Sami Mustafa – DINO
  • October 2014 –  “Festival of Theatres” in Ferizaj, the play “DINNER OF FOOLS” Take the best director award. Author: Francis Veber. Director:Dimitar Elenov. Actors: Qazmedin Nuredini, Shkelqim Islami, Armenis Nokshiqi, Musa Isufi, Mirsad Abazi, Flora Kadriu,  Ismail Kasumi & Simona Toskic.
  • March 2013 – SHORT MOVIE “THE BLOODY MONEY”  Winner of 5 awards won at different festivals nationally and internationally. Written/Directed: Erman Memedi. Edited: Erman Memedi. Produced: Arben Fejzullahu. Actors: Musa Isufi, Mirsad Abazi & Ismail Kasumi.

 

Biography:

  • Ismail Kasumi was born in Macedonia, Kumanovo in 1986.

Education:

  • 2014 – 2018 – State University of Pristina (UP) – Master Degree – Academy of Art – Acting, Film & TV.

 

  • 2009 – 2013 – State University of Tetovo, Graduated in Academy of Art, Department of Dramatic Arts & Acting.

 

  • Economic School Pero Nakov, Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia
  • High School Diploma, June 2005
  • Passed the state official exam for high school undergraduate program, 15 June 2005,
  • Kumanovo, Republic of Macedonia.

 

Skills: 

  • English – Good
  • French – Fluently
  • Albanian – Mother tongue
  • Macedonian – Fluently
  • Serbian – Good