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Hasim October

Hasim October (2017)

2017. 10 mins. Drama.
It's October 2001 in a New Jersey suburb, just a stone's throw away from Ground Zero. The air is thick with paranoia and--for Indian-American teenager Brinda--unwanted attention from a school bully. After she plans a revenge prank, Brinda feels confident and empowered, even bold enough to hang out with her crush, the older and cooler Hasim. But as she quickly learns, even the smallest prank can have major repercussions in post-9/11 America. 

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CAST

RHEA RAJ  is a pop singer and songwriter in NYC.  She competed in American Idol’s farewell season, and her audition aired on national TV in 2016. The following year, MTV featured two of her covers, “New Rules” by Dua Lipa and “I Got You” by Bebe Rexha, who praised Rhea’s rendition on social media and a Glamour Magazine.  Rhea Raj’s collaborations with producers and artists worldwide have garnered millions of streams through major record labels including Sony Music, Armada Records, and Future House Music. Recent releases have placed in LA Galaxy’s “Best Moments” video and been shared by The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, and Nicky Romero. Music videos for “Feel Again,” “Far Away,” “Tidal Waves,” and “Rewind” debuted in 2017.  Rhea starred in her first short film,  Hasim October , which premiered at NYU's Cantor Film Center in 2017. She has performed at prestigious venues including the Dolby Theatre in LA, Skirball Center for a United Nations event, House of Blues, and TV channels including FOX, CBS, and ABC.  In 2018, Rhea Raj released her single “Insecurities.” She fuses electronic and world sounds into her music, and cites Rihanna, Shakira, and M.I.A as influences. Rhea Raj has a notable international fanbase and looks forward to sharing her new projects.

RHEA RAJ is a pop singer and songwriter in NYC.

She competed in American Idol’s farewell season, and her audition aired on national TV in 2016. The following year, MTV featured two of her covers, “New Rules” by Dua Lipa and “I Got You” by Bebe Rexha, who praised Rhea’s rendition on social media and a Glamour Magazine.

Rhea Raj’s collaborations with producers and artists worldwide have garnered millions of streams through major record labels including Sony Music, Armada Records, and Future House Music. Recent releases have placed in LA Galaxy’s “Best Moments” video and been shared by The Chainsmokers, Tiesto, and Nicky Romero. Music videos for “Feel Again,” “Far Away,” “Tidal Waves,” and “Rewind” debuted in 2017.

Rhea starred in her first short film, Hasim October, which premiered at NYU's Cantor Film Center in 2017. She has performed at prestigious venues including the Dolby Theatre in LA, Skirball Center for a United Nations event, House of Blues, and TV channels including FOX, CBS, and ABC.

In 2018, Rhea Raj released her single “Insecurities.” She fuses electronic and world sounds into her music, and cites Rihanna, Shakira, and M.I.A as influences. Rhea Raj has a notable international fanbase and looks forward to sharing her new projects.

After a bit of a journey through other careers,  MANU MENON  found a home in acting and has never looked back. In 2016, he wrote his first film in which he also acted in. The film, 'Sleeping Dogs' got into a few film festivals in Philadelphia, NY and LA. More recently, Manu was in an original production of Mr. Boom and wrapping the web series, 'John Brothers Gym' this summer. Manu is also a model who has done commercials for T-Mobile, Amazon and the NBA. He is currently the face of the Macy's World Cup ad on Instagram.

After a bit of a journey through other careers, MANU MENON found a home in acting and has never looked back. In 2016, he wrote his first film in which he also acted in. The film, 'Sleeping Dogs' got into a few film festivals in Philadelphia, NY and LA. More recently, Manu was in an original production of Mr. Boom and wrapping the web series, 'John Brothers Gym' this summer. Manu is also a model who has done commercials for T-Mobile, Amazon and the NBA. He is currently the face of the Macy's World Cup ad on Instagram.