We had the good fortune of connecting with Nasim and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Nasim, career-wise, where do you want to be in the end?
My end goal is to live a fearless, creative life and become a household name. These goals go hand-in-hand. I can name very specific milestones, but I would like to keep those dreams close to the vest.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
In March, I released my new single La Gravedad. In the context of a tumultuous relationship, the song expresses my struggles in 2020 and the setbacks I have faced in the entertainment industry in general. After producing the track, I made my directorial debut and co-produced the music video. The visual has done extremely well! The music video surpassed 25K views in less than two weeks! I wear many hats artistically because this industry is expensive. In the past, I would hit so many walls. I could not accomplish my goals because of all the financial barriers. These challenges, along with the pandemic, forced me to expand my skill set. Last year, I learned how to produce music and play guitar. I direct myself on a daily basis with auditions, so I decided for La Gravedad, I would direct too. Thankfully I have been editing film for years, which was a huge financial blessing for this project. I hope what people take away from my story is that when there is a will, there is a way. We should not wait for someone to give us an opportunity. We can create those opportunities ourselves. Complaining is easy, but to say, “I made this happen even when there was seemingly no way” is much more satisfying and empowering.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
Oh my gosh! The first place I would take my friend is to The Battery for a Boba Tea. She and I could also have sushi or some amazing Persian food in Sandy Springs. There are just so many options in Atlanta. I love biking the Comet Trail. This activity is refreshing and really clears your mind. I would definitely take her here! Post-covid, I would get tickets to a show at the Fox Theatre. We could go to a classy speak-easy bar afterwards. Alternatively, we could go somewhere with live music and dance the night away. Again, there is so much to do in Atlanta!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Honestly, I could not do any of this without God’s grace and the love of my life, Shawn. I did not have the courage or grit to pursue the entertainment industry initially. I felt so inadequate, and I was super critical of myself. God helped me push back on those criticisms and fear. This pursuit has been a journey of self-love, confidence, and learning what it is means to be “strong and courageous.” Not everyone gets it, but God has taught me a lot about self-love through this career. I am also incredibly grateful to have the steadfast support of my soulmate, Shawn. I am thankful to have someone who gives me the space to be myself and live creatively beyond fear.