After We Leave Film Enjoys Festival Success

Aleem Hossain's directorial debut indie sci-fi drama After We Leave won awards for best director, film, cast, and crew on the international film festival circuit, culminating in sold-out screenings in Hollywood last week.
LOS ANGELES - March 4, 2020 - PRLog -- Aleem Hossain's debut feature was filmed over four years in and around Los Angeles and addresses contemporary issues surrounding environmental pollution, immigration, and inclusivity. Aleem's gritty portrayal of LA locations, Julie Kirkwood's cinematography, and Blain Hossain understated VFX is glued together by a stand out performance from actor Brian Silverman.

The film had its world premiere at Sci-Fi London where it won Best Feature Film. Aleem won Best Director at Berlin Sci-Fi Film Fest and the film went on to win Best Cinematography for Julie Kirkwood and Best Ensemble Cast at Austin Other Worlds.

After We Leave had its theatrical release at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood in 2/20 and sold out 4 of 7 shows.

It is a featured title in Sci-Fi and New & Noteworthy on AppleTV. Digital on sale/rent on iTunes/Apple on Amazon. lSO on-demand on most US cable providers. DVD and Blu-Ray on sale on Amazon and Target.


Best Film - Sci-Fi London Film Festival

Best Director - Berlin Sci-Fi Film Festival

Best Cinematography for Julie Kirkwood - Other Worlds Austin

Best Ensemble Cast - Other Worlds Austin

Featured in The Hollywood Reporter, Film Threat, No Film School, The Independent, The Filmmakers Podcast, Ain't It Cool News, Eye on Sci-Fi, Sight & Sound, Film Courage, Arts Fuse.

"A serious-minded feature debut." The Hollywood Reporter

"Once in a while, a budget indie film comes along that makes us glad this art form is still around." Film Threat.

"After We Leave is an intimate sci-fi feature... There's a quiet poeticism to the whole film....builds to a finish that will stay with you for a long time to come." - FilmEra

"After We Leave is a brilliant debut for director Aleem Hossain, a vibrant script, satisfying special effects and outstanding performances." - Sci-Fi London

After We Leave is a gritty sci-fi drama about a man who has a once-in-a-lifetime chance to emigrate off Earth… if only he can find his estranged wife and convince her to come with him.

Aleem Hossain is a filmmaker, AR/VR creator, and professor and resides in Los Angeles.

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