Music Composer Atif Afzal originally an engineer turned music director, left his highly paid job from KPMG to follow his passion, Atif now has been working on some international projects with big studios which he possibly never dreamt of and is setting new benchmarks with each project.
Atif shifted his base to New York in 2018 after working on few hindi and marathi films over songs and bgm, which includes thriller films like Prague, Monsoon shootout along with Pune 52 (Marathi Film), Baji (Marathi Film). He is currently working on Hollywood and European films, of which one German Film ‘Gift‘ is released on Netflix.
Atif also composed an Arabic hip hop track for CBS Network’s cop series NCIS : Los Angeles which received a great response, based on which CBS approached him again for their another big franchise series ‘The Twilight Zone – Season 2‘.
Atif was recently signed by BBC for a big project over which he says,”After my world music work for the Twilight Zone in USA, I was approached for this for BBC. In Europe, I have worked with ARD Degeto for my German film, Gift, but this is my first one with BBC. World music requirements are on the surge with top television networks such as BBC, CBS, etc demanding this. They are open to my music techniques and give me a lot of freedom to express.”
He elaborates further,”This series will air on BBC UK. I am working with Lucas Friedmann on this project. This time, I am composing authentic Australian Aboriginal music.“
Atif is the only music composer after AR Rahman from India who is making it big in abroad working with the top networks. Atif ideolizes AR Rahman and has been studying his music, he once came across Rahman’s quote which said “Respect comes from how you place our culture in the world and make it accessible to everyone” Atif strongly believes in the same and has been constantly grinding towards achieving it while representing India.
We are glad he quit his job!! Atif has two film releases in India one starring Atul Kulkarni called ‘Black Bud‘ and another starring Adhayan Suman called ‘DNA of Love‘.