_Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi

Tarique Qayumi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, came to Vancouver as a refugee, and later moved to Los Angeles to study at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Following graduation, he directed the feature TARGETING and was the executive producer of SESAME STREET for Afghanistan. After moving back to Canada, he was one of five chose for the NSI Corus Diverse TV Director program in where he shadowed on THE VIKINGS. In addition, Tarique wrote and directed BLACK KITE (TIFF 2017), which went on to 20 film festivals and won three Leo Awards for best writer, director, and picture. Tarique recently shot a mini-project using virtual production technology first used on THE MANDALORIAN for the DGC. As well, he received funding from TELEFILM for his next feature, MOTHERHOOD.

Project Title: Kabul Kitchen

 

 

Tarique Qayumi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan, came to Vancouver as a refugee, and later moved to Los Angeles to study at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. Following graduation, he directed the feature TARGETING and was the executive producer of SESAME STREET for Afghanistan. After moving back to Canada, he was one of five chose for the NSI Corus Diverse TV Director program in where he shadowed on THE VIKINGS. In addition, Tarique wrote and directed BLACK KITE (TIFF 2017), which went on to 20 film festivals and won three Leo Awards for best writer, director, and picture. Tarique recently shot a mini-project using virtual production technology first used on THE MANDALORIAN for the DGC. As well, he received funding from TELEFILM for his next feature, MOTHERHOOD.