Talent Guide

Tarik Karam

  • Discipline:Director, Writer
  • Program Year:Grants and Awards 2017, Screenwriting Lab 2013


Tarik Karam is a filmmaker based in New York City. For the past six years, he has worked side by side with director Stephen Daldry. He co-produced the Oscar nominated Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close while also serving as Second Unit Director. Previously, Tarik collaborated with Daldry on the Oscar-nominated The Reader, serving as Second Unit Director and Associate Producer. Most recently, Tarik completed a short film entitled ZZZZZZZ, about two sleepwalkers in love, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and is set to play this year’s Austin Film Festival. Tarik graduated from the American Film Institute (AFI) with an MFA in Film Direction. He is a proud member of the DGA and his work can be found at www.tarikkaram.com.

Current Project

Jamie and Jackie


Jamie and Jackie is the story of a small time thief who lives the life of a ghost until the day he is invited to play a strange game with a woman he meets at a hotel.