July 28, 2021

For The Man Who Refused To Be Gray

Argentina buried Diego Maradona yesterday. I read here and there, that the world’s greatest football player died last Tuesday of a heart attack at his home […]
May 20, 2021

Collaboration with FCN

I travelled to Armenia in Spring to make series of films that aims to bring exposure to the humanitarian crisis in the area after the war. […]
December 14, 2020

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December 8, 2020

Stop The Azeri War Crimes

I am fusing daily work with news as a medium to demand #FreeArmenianPOWs & condemn #AzeriWarCrimes It’s a surreal state, living and working in Los Angeles […]
October 29, 2020

Armenia Against Terror

My Homeland is Under Fire by a Wicked Coalition while the world is silent! For over a month now, my friends and fellow Armenians have been […]
August 20, 2020
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Այգեպանին Չ’մոռանաս

Մեր ընկեր Արբի Բաղդանյանի հիշատակին:   Ինչ որ իրականությունն է պիտի ասել՝ Արբին, ում կորուստը այժմ ողբում ենք, եթե նույնիսկ ապրեր 100 տարի, երևի երբևե իր […]
August 6, 2019

Jour-Fixe with the Teacher

I am organizing an event where my uncle can meet his students once again For over twenty years Leonid Sarvarian not only taught his students the […]
August 17, 2017

Remembering Entezami

A tribute to late Iranian actor Ezatollah Entezami I met Ezatola Entezami when I was around 16 at the Iranian cinema museum thanks to a mutual […]
February 15, 2017

Our Show is Sold Out!

We clearly have underestimated the Armenian community in LA! I feel both thrilled and mad to announce, that the show that my team and I worked […]
February 8, 2017

25 Reasons To Be Content About Adam Noorian

As the post show depression kicks in I find reasons to be idealistic! Our inaugural show “Yes Adam Noorian – Ես Ադամ Նուրեան” finally came to […]
January 9, 2017

Unveiling “Yes, Adam Noorian”

My next project is a multimedia live Show! Read on! “Yes, Adam Noorian” is a bilingual play in Armenian and English, based on the novel “The […]
October 18, 2016

Obscure Elegy

Or in adoration of the power of touch! This is for my Cuba family and anyone who loves the “Taste of Cherry” both in its general […]
October 16, 2016

Meet Magdalena!

My Cuba produced first short film is now on VOD! I’m very happy to announce that my new short narrative “Magdalena” is now shot and ready […]
July 8, 2016

Allegory of the Screens

A tribute to Abbas who thought us to look around. The world is filled with people staring at glaring screens, the screens of their phones, computers […]
April 30, 2016

“The Day After” is out!

Our April 25 awarness video is now on Facebook Videos! I’m happy to announce that after several sleepless nights and heavy work our tribute to Armenian […]
March 30, 2016

“Turn Left” in Post Production

My second Cuba project is slowly coming to fruition! My work in progress participatory documentary with the working title of “Turn Left” is in the editing […]
March 16, 2016

Learning by Making

Filmmaking with Abbas Kiarostami The filmmaker magazine recently published an article about our filmmaking experience in Cuba with Abbas Kiarostami. Written by my talented friend Cameron […]
November 16, 2015

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 […]
November 1, 2015

The Rhino Season – Revenge Time

Bahman Ghobadi’s recent feature film “The Rhino Season” was screened at the UCLA celebration of Iranian cinema recently and I finally had the chance to watch […]
September 16, 2015

On the set with James Cameron

I was recently hired to work on a documentary project as a Gaffer and AC and this gave me a chance to meet the famous Titanic […]
July 15, 2015

Reflections on “A Touch of Sin”

Jia Zheng-ke’s recent movie; “A Touch Of Sin” could be considered the third segment of his social criticism of the modern China in the series that came […]
March 16, 2015

“The Voice Recorder” at Cannes Short Film Corner

As surreal as it sounds we are at Cannes and my short film “The Voice Recorder” is one of the short films of the Cannes Court […]
October 16, 2014

“The Voice Recorder” at Toronto Festival

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 26, 2014

UCLA Film Festival Update

So finally the day arrived for us to screen our final thesis films and enjoy a self imposed and imaginary public humiliation after every single line that […]
June 20, 2014

Gender and Identity in Diaspora Armenian Art

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 15, 2014

A Girl Screens Her Film Alone!

Before the opening night of the UCLA film festival we had the opportunity to have Ana Lily Amirpour screening her recent Sundance sensation ” A girl walks home alone […]
June 3, 2014

“The Voice Recorder” Wins Best Short Film!

Ok this is more going to sound like bragging and self glorification, but I guess that’s what all small budget filmmakers and independent directors do until […]
May 30, 2014

“The Voice Recorder” is in Sound Design

The sound design for our new short “The Voice Recorder” is finally over and the film will now be undergoing coloring process to be ready for […]
August 8, 2013

“8mm Ballad” is on Vimeo now!

After a series of unfortunate events (Including me trying to figure out if the film is inserted correctly inside the camera while locking myself down in a […]
July 6, 2013

Things NOT TO DO watching a short film

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, […]
May 14, 2013

“8mm Ballad” Screens at Bridges Theater

My UCLA FTV150 cinematography final project “8mm Ballad” which was also my first experience shooting on 16mm was finally screened at UCLA bridges theater and I’m proud […]
April 10, 2013

Soiree in Hell – The Untold Story of My Grandfather

Soiree in Hell is an Iranian comedy thriller movie directed by my grandfather Mushegh Sarvari  (AKA Sarvarian) which competed next to Ingmar Bergman’s Wild Strawberries and Vittorio De […]
May 2, 2012

Persepolis – Identifying with Darkness

Whenever watching a Hollywood mainstream film, I always wonder how does the American audience feels following a storyline similar to their own lives. It’s an envious […]
April 5, 2012

Making Films in Indigenous Languages

As an Armenian from Iran, it has always been a dream to make films in my native Parskahay dialect, but the number of people who can […]
August 10, 2011

Meeting Steven Zaillian

I was recently at French bakery on Kenneth Village in Glendale, ordering coffee latte when I noticed the person sitting on the table next to me […]
June 5, 2011

Honorable Mention for “Dooset Daram”

July 14, 2010

“The Tennis Shoes” Awarded Second Prize

October 18, 2009

Trip to Washington DC

I travelled to Washington DC in the Summer of 2009. Here are some photos that I took during my trip.
September 4, 2009

Trip to New York

I travelled to New York in Summer 2009. Here are some photos that I took during my trip.
June 18, 2009

Trip to Vienna

In 2008 I arrived in Vienna where I stayed for close to 5 months. Here are some photos that I took during my stay.