Omar Ashmawey studied Economics and Screen Arts at the University of Michigan. Omar then continued his education with directing and filmmaking courses at the New York Film Academy’s Universal Studios, Hollywood, campus.
Omar wrote and directed several short films that screened at film festivals worldwide. He finally co-wrote and directed his first full-feature film entitled Boiling Pot, starring Oscar winner Lou Gossett Jr., Disney star Danielle Fishel, Emmy award winner Keith David, John Heard, and M. Emmett Walsh. The film was distributed by Indican Pictures and released in 2015. Boiling Pot won the award for Best Directing at the Silent River Film Festival and was part of the official selection for the Catalina Film Festival, Action-On Film Festival, and several others. It is currently available to view on Amazon.
Omar has just completed production of his second feature film and is in talks with Entertainment Studios for distribution. He's currently working on pre-production of his next film, which is planned to be a co-production with Spyglass Entertainment.