Asim Abbasi (Artist)

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2018-03-30 04:37:14Asim Abbasi
Asim Abbasi is a Pakistani film maker and writter known for his exceptional stories and unique way of film direction. He always comes up with the best and mind blowing ideas for the viewers.       
  • Personal
  • Name:

    Asim Abbasi

  • In Urdu:

    عاصم عباسی

  • Famous As:

    Film director

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  • Education:

    Degree in Economics at the LSE, specialisation in the media sector

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  • Profession:

    Film making and direction, worked in finance / investment banking for nine years at Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup

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  • Career
  • Occupation(s):

    Film making

  • Project:

    Little red roses(short film ), Butterfly Ashes (feature trailer), Once a Man (short film ), Whore (short film), Anthema (short film), Game of Maids (short film), Beggars belief (short film )

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Director Asim Abbasi
Director Asim Abbasi
Asim Abbasi is a resident of Karachi. Asim Abbasi's film is first time going to screen on big screen and obviously he will face very tough competition although he had work hard to made the film a big hit. 


on the set of Cake with Sanam Saeed
on the set of Cake with Sanam Saeed
Having done his undergraduate degree in Economics at the LSE, he worked in finance / investment banking for nine years at Salomon Smith Barney / Citigroup. He also had specialisation in the media sector.  


Ina press conference
Ina press conference
He transitioned to the creative side in 2010, writing about the male gaze and Pakistani cinema at SOAS and making student shorts at the London Film Academy. In 2012, he started writing and directing his own short films. These have played at numerous festivals including the BAFTA-recognised Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Cannes Court Métrage, HollyShorts, Williamsburg Independent, NewFilmmakers NY, Jaipur FIlm Festival and Shortini Italy where "Whore" won the audience award for best short film. In 2016, he formed Indus Talkies with the purpose of making feature length films that focus on Pakistan and diaspora themes and bring authentic stories to world cinema audiences.  [1] career,project 


With cast of Cake
With cast of Cake
Asim Abbasi has done numerous fabulous projects that not only gained fame to him but for Pakistan also. These are :Little Red Roses, Once a Man, Whore, Anathema, Game of Maids, Beggars belief are short films made by Asim Abbasi. Butterfly Ashes was a feature trailer. 


Lead of Cake
Lead of Cake
"Cake"  is Asim Abbasi's first feature as writer/director under the banner. Set in the present-day world of Karachi and London, the film tells the story of two siblings who are forced to reconnect and confront the wounds of their past and realise that sometimes the only way for a family to move forward, is by finding a way back. Cake offers a heartfelt look at the realities of life and death, of past and present, of choices and consequences. The film unfolds a story about the passage of time seen through the eyes of one family member to another. The cast is led by leading Pakistani actors Aamina Sheikh, Adnan Malik and Sanam Saeed.  Executive Producer of Cake, Sayed Zulfiqar Bukhari hosted the cast, crew and many members of the film and creative fraternity to celebrate the beginning of the film’s London shoot. He comments “I have been watching the evolution of Pakistani cinema over the years and am excited to be a part of this project to showcase Pakistani talent to an international audience.” CAKE is a film about responsibility and choices’ according to Asim Abbasi, the writer and director of the film. ‘The story unravels layer by layer, as the characters confront past secrets and buried truths.’. [2] Cake 

Best Director Award For Cake At UK AFF

Asim was awarded accolade of best director
Asim was awarded accolade of best director
Asim Abbasi helmed ‘Cake’ became the first Pakistani movie ever to have a world premier at Leicester Square in London even though the movie was already one of the most awaited movies of the year it just got to next level after the London premiere.  Asim Abbasi was awarded the best director accolade for this film at UK Asian Film Festival. Cake was screened at the festival on March 20, 2018 and the award ceremony was held on 25th March. Abbasi took to his twitter and wrote; [3] Award  “Oh wow! So humbled and moved. Thank you @cometoUKAFF for the honour” Though he was not able to attend the ceremony. Thus, broadcast journalist Attika Choudhary accepted the award on his behalf.The film is slated to release on March 30, 2018  

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