Growing up in Dubai, Anjin Prasad was surrounded by examples of the desk-job career. The expectation was that one would pursue a traditional nine-to-five office job or a career in the sciences. However, that was never an option for Prasad. As a child, he loved video games that told a story, immersing himself for hours and getting lost in a whole new world. He knew even from a young age that he too wanted to tell stories.
“I could see myself as someone specifically being involved in the creative aspects of such projects and bringing them into the television or new media format, especially since video games and film/television are really not that different from each other,” says Prasad.
Now, Prasad is an acclaimed producer. He has worked on the production team for films like The Syndrome Family, Crimson Night, and the documentary The D.O.C., where he worked with award winning Producer Gary Ousdahl, former Tyler Perry Executive & William Morris Agency Alumni. The documentary is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival and has already garnered attention from the likes of Rolling Stone and Deadline. However, it was his newest film, Kareem’s Oorah, that Prasad deems as the highlight of his esteemed career.
The film takes place in the wake of the global tragedy that was 9/11, following two soldiers with their own prejudicial perception who are pinned down behind enemy lines. Through circumstance, they discover that they have more in common than they would have thought.
The moment Prasad read the script in 2020, stuck in quarantine due to the global pandemic, he was amazed by the writing and the chemistry of the characters that came out just on the page. Inspiration struck and he knew he had to help bring this story to life.
“I like how simple the story is. On the surface, it comes off as a war-themed drama, but at its core, it is a story of just two people having to settle their differences all while being pinned down behind enemy lines awaiting rescue. It