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"I don’t see my legal career as a burden or unsatisfying. I see it as a platform that helps me be an artist on my own terms. I couldn’t have funded my own feature film if I was working at a coffee shop"
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Look out, Drake — Arsalan Shirazi, the ultimate multi-hyphenate, is taking over “The Six”
Corporate lawyer by day — actor, writer, rapper, and founder of ENTITLD ARTISTS by night — Toronto-based Arsalan Shirazi certainly has his hands full. His debut film, “On Again, Off Again,” boasts two sold out screenings at the 2016 Mosaic Film Festival and over 4 million minutes of viewership on Amazon Prime Video. We caught up with him over the phone.
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Arsalan is also a rising hip-hop artist, performing as ENTITLD. His fresh take on alternative hiphop has garnered over 6k monthly listeners and over 100k streams. His track "Millennial Woman (Get Loose)"has been featured on exclusive Sony and Universal releases with artists Snoop Dogg and Raekwon.
Arsalan is currently developing and will star in a short form digital comedy series about millennial life in Toronto. Shirazi will play the lead character, "Zee", a first generation millennial who hilariously tries to navigate dating, dual identities, and adulting in the dynamic city known as "the Six."
Official Site of Arsalan Shirazi aka ENTITLD
Actor. Filmmaker. Hip-Hop Artist.
Arsalan Shirazi is the quintessential multi-hyphenate artist: actor, writer, rapper, and the founder of ENTITLD ARTISTS, a media and entertainment company that develops film, webseries, and music for millennials with a focus on first-generation stories.
Arsalan’s debut project was the feature film"On Again Off Again" which had two sold out screenings at the Mosaic Film Festival at Cineplex Mississauga in August 2016, and amassed 4M+ minutes of viewership in 2017 on Amazon Prime Video. Arsalan wrote, directed, played the lead role of"Sami," as well as served as the film’s executive producer.
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