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The After: A Chef’s Wish

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After Chef Fatima Ali – fan favorite winner of Top Chef: Season 15 – faces a tragic turn of events in her life, her brother Mohammad must take up the mantle to continue her legacy of bridging cultures through food and providing the joy of it to the underprivileged in Pakistan.

Directors Spotlight

Umar Riaz


Umar Riaz is a Student Academy Award nominated filmmaker, born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. In 2009, he graduated with a degree in English Literature and Cinema Studies from New York University’s College of Arts and Science. He then graduated from the Graduate Film Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts where he was awarded an Ang Lee Scholarship for ‘exceptionally talented graduate film students.’ His award winning films have screened at film festivals internationally including at the 65th Locarno Film Festival, the 20th Raindance Film Festival, the Woodstock Film Festival, Cinequest, HBO and BET’s Urbanworld Film Festival amongst several others. He was Artistic Consultant for director Terrence Malick on Knight of Cups (2016) and as well as an Additional Editor for Mr Malick’s film Song to Song (2017). He was the contributor of a scene in director Spike Lee’s Chi-raq (2015). Recently, his music videos for Pakistani musical artists have garnered nearly 8 million views on Youtube.

  • Year: 2022
  • Runtime: 26 minutes
  • Country: Pakistan
  • Language: English, Urdu
  • Director: Umar Riaz
  • Cast: Mohammad Ali
  • Cinematographer: Umar Riaz
  • Co Producer: Umar Riaz, Mohammad Ali
  • Composer: Will Patterson
  • Editor: Umar Riaz
  • Music: Sun June
  • Sound Design: Waleed Ahmed
  • Premiere: East Coast

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