About the Film

SYNOPSIS

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RUMI & THE ROSE
By writer-director Hassen Rasool

An epic drama of love, lust, jealousy, joy and deception, set against the backdrop of 18th-century England.

Rumi hails from a distant land and is blessed with many skills and talents. When Lord Somerton invites him to England to help him resolve a serious dilemma, he is at first reluctant to accept. But on his arrival at Somerton’s estate in the English countryside, Rumi meets an archetypal English rose, sparking a story of injustice, patience and forgiveness.

In this whirlwind tale, the dervish Rumi's spiritual wisdom and poetic gifts transform the lives not just of Rose and Lord Somerton, but also of the whole community beyond the aristocratic household.

With atmospheric cinematography and a sweeping narrative, the film celebrates the English countryside, the beauty of language, and the intricacies of the human heart. The result is a delight for the soul and the senses alike, and a powerful deconstruction of racial divisions and stereotypical preconceptions.

The ultimate aim of the film is to educate and unite communities from all walks of life. 


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We are still casting a few roles so you never know, strike the right pose and you could play a key role in 'Rumi & The Rose' 

GET INVOLVED

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There are a number of opportunities for you to be part of the film. Do get in touch. 

CAST & CREW

RUMI

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Well versed in Shakespeare, Chaucer and steeped in ancient wisdom the likes of Rumi, Ghazali and Confucius not to mention his proficiency in science and philosophy.

ROSE

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The archetypal English Rose, her hidden fragrance is realised and gradually intensifies.

SABASTIAN

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Defined by arrogance and determined to get one thing and one thing alone.

LORD SOMERTON

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This no nonsense straight talking Lord of the Manor loves his only daughter Rose dearly, but she test his patients to the limit.

THE GARDENER

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The Gardener sees it all, knows it all.

CHARLOTTE

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Charlotte is the best friend of Rose and grew up in the household as a worker under the supervision of her mother The Head Chef. 

DOUGLAS - THE BUTLER

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The loyal and articulate Butler who serves every need of the aristocratic household.

HEAD HORSEMAN

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The Head Horsemen struggles to resolve Lord Somerton's dilemma and has to come up with a solution, quick.

PERSIAN POST BOY

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Gallops flat out in the evening sun to deliver the wax-sealed envelope which holds the letter inviting RUMI to England.

HEAD CHEF

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Always has a comforting word of advise for those going through tough times.

THE SHEPHERD

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Observes the story unfolding and his silence speaks volumes.

EXTRAS

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Would you like to be part of  the film? 

Get in touch. Applicants are personally reviewed by our casting professionals to avoid scams and dodgy casting calls.