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Mogul Mowgli

Producers Thomas Benski (Pulse Films), Bennett McGhee (Silvertown Films), Riz Ahmed (Left Handed Films) and Michael Peay


A spiritual drama about a British Pakistani rapper who, on the cusp of his first world tour, is struck down by an epigenetic illness that threatens to derail his big break.

About The Team

Bassam Tariq (Director, Co-Writer) is a writer and independent filmmaker whose Ghosts of Sugar Land won the nonfiction short film award at Sundance 2019 and was acquired by Netflix. His first nonfiction feature These Birds Walk premiered at SXSW and is distributed by Oscilloscope Laboratories. It was recently named one of the 50 best foreign films of the 21st century by the New Yorker. His five year long transmedia documentaries 30 Days/Ramadan and 30 Mosques are part of the permanent collection at MIT’s Open Documentary Lab. His writings have appeared in TIME, the New Yorker, Huffington Post, CBC, and CNN. In 2015, he was a one of Sundance’s Art of Non-Fiction Fellows, and he participated in the 2017 Sundance Screenwriters’ program. He is a TED Fellow and was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film.”
Cinereach co-financed Mogul Mowgli together with BBC Films, SFFilm Invest Vice Studios and RYOT Films.