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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]