While Tarik Freitekh might not be the most recognized name in the entertainment industry, it’s definitely a name you need to watch out for. A simple Google search of his name results in photos of him with celebrities such as Justin Bieber, French Montana and Snoop Dogg. All of these images may lead you to believe that Freitekh is just another industry mogul. Still, there is more to it than meets the eye with Tarik Freitekh.
Since entering the film and media industry while still in school in 2008, Tarik Freitekh has amassed a substantial list of credits. Freitekh shared a global view of media and his desire to unite people from all cultures and from all borders.
In doing so, Freitekh combines elements of Eastern and Western culture to address issues that affect us all. While you might never have heard of him before, it’s possible that you’ve seen something he’s worked on, and you’ll definitely recognize the names of the artists he’s worked with..
Who is Tarik Freitekh?
Born in Jerusalem, the 32-year-old businessman, director, producer and writer has a bachelor’s degree in film and architecture. When he was only 20 years old, Freitekh befriended famous recording artist Akon and began his adventure in the world of music video production.
Since then Freitekh has collaborated with artists such as Sharukhan & Tamer Hosny. He has also produced videos starring Shakira, Jennifer Lopez, Jeremih, Shaggy, Ne-Yo and Snoop Dogg. Freitekh runs his own label called World Music and has even been featured on MTV for helping produce content starring Tyrese, Kelly Rowland and Justin Bieber.
Freitekh in cinema and television
Not only is Tarik Freitekh an accomplished music video producer, he also has several film-related credits. Freitekh has directed two feature films and a TV movie, one of which was his directorial debut in 2012, The foreigner, with Justin Simpson.
Freitekh has also produced several short films, including a documentary short titled Fred’s story. In addition to his director and production credits, Freitekh also founded Starbuzz Entertainment, based in Anaheim, California.
Tarik Freitekh not only wants to create great content, but he also wants to give back to those less fortunate than him. For example, in 2014 he helped Akon in his charity project, Akon Lighting Africa. The project aims to help those in sub-Saharan Africa who do not have access to clean and secure electricity.
So far, the association has supplied electricity to the grid to 32.3 million people. Despite his success in the industry, Freitekh did not let fame and glory go to his head. He is always looking for ordinary people.
What’s next for Tarik Freitekh?
Although he was quite prolific during the 2010s, little has been heard of Tarik Freitekh since 2018. He is last credited on a clip of Jeremih released that year. Additionally, his last Twitter activity was in March of that year, when he retweeted a photo of him and Kevin Hart playing poker in the Bahamas.
Despite this hiatus, one can expect a resurgence of Tarik Freitekh in the remainder of this decade. There have been rumors that Freitekh is working on his latest project with Netflix, but it’s unclear what format he will take. It may be another element to add to his filmography, or it may be a return to documentary mode for Freitekh.
Whatever Tarik Freitekh ends up doing, it’s exciting to see someone with such a clear vision and a philanthropic spirit come to make art at the highest level. What do you think is the next step for Tarik Freitekh? Let us know in the comments section!