August 17, 2018

Remembering Entezami

I met Ezatola Entezami when I was around 16 at the Iranian cinema museum thanks to a mutual friend who introduced me to him and as […]
October 14, 2016

Obscure Elegy in Adoration of Power of Touch

This is for my Cuba family and anyone who loves the Taste of Cherry both in its general and specific meaning. I should admit that up […]
April 6, 2016

Meet “Magdalena”

I'm very happy to announce that my new short narrative "Magdalena" is now shot and ready for post production phase. "Magdalena" is described by a tagline […]
March 10, 2016

Working title “Fidel y Che” Status: In the post

My work in progress participatory documentary with a working title of "Fidel y Che" is still in the editing phase. The doc is revolving around myself […]
March 2, 2016

Learning by Making with Abbas Kiarostami

On the bottom of this page you will find the link to my friend, Cameron Bruce Nelson's article about our workshop in Cuba published in Filmmaker Magazine. I devote […]
February 20, 2016

Allegory of the Screens

The world is filled with people staring at glaring screens, the screens of their phones, computers and televisions, bound by their eyes and minds, unable to […]
January 17, 2016

Filming in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami

So finally it's official! I'm glad to announce that I  will be taking part in 2016 filming workshop supervised by Abbas Kiarostami in Cuba. The thrill […]
September 30, 2015

On set with James Cameron

I was recently working on a documentary project about Jackie Chan and the project involved interviews with big Hollywood names such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Chris Tucker and […]
May 18, 2015

The Voice Recorder at Cannes 2015

As surreal as it sounds we are at Cannes and my short film "The Voice Recorder" is one of the selected shorts of the Cannes Court […]
November 10, 2014

“The Voice Recorder” in Toronto

The Voice Recorder made it to the final line up of the Pomegranate film festival in Toronto.  This will be the first premiere of my thesis […]
June 18, 2014

UCLA Film festival

So finally the day arrived for us to screen our final thesis films and enjoy self imposed and imaginary public humiliation after every single line that our […]
June 14, 2014

A conversation with Ana Lily Amirpour

Before the opening of the UCLA film festival we had the opportunity to have Ana Lily Amirpour screening her recent Sundance sensation " A girl walks home […]
June 11, 2014

“The Voice Recorder” is voted best short

After a full day of screening our works I am glad to announce that my directed short film "The Voice Recorder" is selected as the best […]
June 9, 2014

Gender Roles and Its Effects on Identity in the Creative Process of Artists In Armenian Diaspora

The concept of being Armenian is definitely a complex subject to write about. A very brief research over the internet can confirm that the tragedy of […]
June 5, 2014

Sound Editing for “The Voice Recorder”

It's with great pleasure to announce, (Or is it?) That sound design for our new short "The Voice Recorder" is finally over and the film will […]
May 8, 2014

Rhino Season – Revenge Time

Bahman Ghobadi’s recent feature “The Rhino Season” was screened in the UCLA celebration of Iranian cinema recently and I had the chance to watch the movie […]
March 30, 2014

Things NOT TO DO, when watching Short Films

I don't know if its just me or other filmmakers do kind of have the same neurotic approach when the time comes to screen their work, […]
February 8, 2014

A Touch Of Sin – Where is China headed?

Jia Zheng-ke’s recent movie; “A Touch Of Sin” could be considered the third segment of his modern China’s social critique in the series that came to notice […]
June 16, 2013

A conversation with Steven Zaillian

I was at this bakery shop on Kenneth Village in Glendale, CA ordering coffee latte when I noticed the person sitting on the table next to […]
May 25, 2013

Soiree in Hell – The Untold Story of My Grandfather.

What is the Soiree in Hell? AKA “Shab Neshini Dar Jahanam” Soiree in Hell is an Iranian comedy thriller movie directed by my grandfather Mushegh Sarvari  which competed side […]