After graduating from the American Film Institute, TARIK KARAM worked side by side with director Stephen Daldry, co-producing and Second Unit directing the Oscar nominated films “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close” and “The Reader.” In 2013, Tarik shot a short film entitled “ZZZZZZZ,” about two sleepwalkers in love, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and has gone on to play at many other festivals around the country. In late 2014, Tarik completed “What They Left Behind,” a film chronicling the lives of three families who have lost children to gun violence in America. The 30-minute documentary picked up numerous awards and was released on Netflix.
On the commercial front, Tarik has directed content for The New York Times, Johnson & Johnson, P&G, Fiat, and McDonald’s. His work has won Clio, D&AD, and One Show awards.
Currently, Tarik is producing “The House of Tomorrow,” starring Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, and Asa Butterfield.
Tarik’s next project is a feature film he has written and will direct called “Give up the Ghost,” about a lonely 20 year-old thief in love with a troubled older woman who has started to follow him.