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aram, aram The first American dramatic feature to take audiences inside the Armenian community of Los Angeles.

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WINNER: Emerging Director Award – St Louis Int’l Film Festival

“ARAM, ARAM” won the Emerging Director Award at the 2015 St Louis International Film Festival, awarded to the best film by a first-time filmmaker. Writer-Director Christopher Chambers received the award.

**EAST COAST TOUR: KICKS OFF NOVEMBER 1st IN BOSTON**

The “ARAM, ARAM” theatrical tour continues to the East Coast beginning November 1st with a Special Event Screening at The Regent Theatre in Watertown, Mass., featuring Filmmaker Christopher Chambers in Attendance. Screening plus Discussion Hour following at the historic theater. For more information visit www.facebook.com/AramAramFilm or to order tickets call (781) 354-3555

“ARAM, ARAM” East Coast Tour Kickoff Screening

Special Event Screening – Filmmaker in Attendance!

THE REGENT THEATRE
7 Medford St, Arlington, MA 02474

OPENING TODAY IN LOS ANGELES!!! GLENDALE at the Americana & ENCINO at the Laemmle

OPENING TODAY IN LOS ANGELES!! GLENDALE & ENCINO “ARAM, ARAM” Opens today for its theatrical run in Los Angeles, playing in two neighborhoods: Glendale at the Pacific Theatres at the Americana and Encino at the Laemmle Town Center 5. Get your tickets for Glendale at www.Fandango.com Get your tickets for Encino at www.Laemmle.com For daily… Read more »

Synopsis

Aram, Aram

The first American independent dramatic film to take movie viewers inside the Armenian Community of Los Angeles: Suddenly uprooted from his home, 12 year-old Armenian boy, Aram, is sent to live with his Grandfather in America where he struggles to navigate the clash between old-world values and new-school Armenian identity in Little Armenia.

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Aram

John Roohinan

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John has been acting since he was five years old. He has studied under Margie Haber Studios, Craig Calvin and Sheila Manning. Recent credits include a short film called JUST A GLOVE, the role of Nelson on the FX Series, Married, a featured role in the viral hit “Cookie Dance” music video, directed by Lee Williams. John just wrapped his second feature, FRESNO, directed by Jamie Babbit, he acted alongside Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer.

In his free time, John loves to play on a percussion instrument called the dumbek, used in Arabic and Armenian music. John speaks English and two dialects of Armenian. ARAM, ARAM is John’s first role in a Feature Film.

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Levon Sharafyan

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A modern Armenian theatre, television and film icon, Levon Sharafyan has won numerous international awards for his acting. Trained at the prestigious Yerevan Institute of Arts and Theatre, his first gained fame acting for the theatre. The “Laurence Olivier of Armenia,” he amazed theatre audiences in Shakespeare’s tragedies “Richard III,” “Henry VI,” “Hamlet,” “Romeo and Juliet” and “Julius Caesar.”  He has toured successfully in Paris, London, Moscow, Sofia, Beirut, Tbilisi, Los Angeles and other cities around the world. He has starred in dozens of films and hundreds of television episodes.

In 1987 he was awarded the extraordinary honor of “Merited Artist of the Republic of Armenia” – the equivalent of a Lifetime Achievement Oscar.

ARAM, ARAM marks his first film working with an American director.

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Sevak Hakoyan

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Sevak was born in Yerevan, Armenia.  As a child, he developed a love of movies while working in the Video Cassette department of his Grandfather’s store.  At age 14, Sevak moved to America with his family. Over the following four years, Sevak had a dozen different jobs.   At the end of 2012, Sevak decided to seriously pursue acting. He audited classes throughout Los Angeles before joining Playhouse West in 2013.

After six months of classes and constant training, Sevak finally went out for his first audition, which led to his first callback and his first role in a film …that film was ARAM, ARAM.

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Alla Tumanian

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An Armenian screen idol since the early 1970’s, Alla Tumanian has been called the “Brigitte Bardot of Armenian Cinema.”  She has starred in numerous films and hundreds of episodes of television for Armenian networks.  In addition to ARAM, ARAM, Alla also acted in TANGERINE, which premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

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Inga Stamboltyan

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Mike Ghader

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David Villada

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Elena

Alla Tumanyan

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Writer / Director

Christopher Chambers

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A graduate of Wesleyan University and the American Film Institute, Christopher first established himself as a Director-Producer in the world of Promos.

He has Directed and Produced over 4,000 Television Promos and over 100 Spots and Promos for Broadcast and New Media.  Recent Clients include Durex, Adidas, Audi, Lexus, Toyota Prius, Scion, Pottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, the Independent Film Channel, Fuel TV / Fox Sports Networks, Rock the Vote and more.

In 2014 he made the wholly-insane decision to break away from Promos and to return to his first love: filmmaking.  He took a gamble, putting all of his savings into making one labor of love film project.

“Aram, Aram” is that labor of love.

Producer

Jared Parsons

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Co-Producer

Nick Cimiluca

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Co-Producer

Ian Coyne

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Post Production Sound Mix

Kevin Hill, CAS

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Sound Design

Matt Davies, MPSE

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Editor

Jim Gilbane

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Composer

Katy Jarzebowski

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Katy Jarzebowski is a film, concert, and multimedia composer whose music grows from a rich tradition of orchestral writing, her Eastern European roots, a fascination with combining old and new world styles, and most importantly, a lifelong romance with the cinema. She is honored to have had her work acknowledged by numerous institutions and collaborative opportunities. After graduating Yale University in 2006 with degrees in both Music and Film Studies, she completed her masters degree in Music Composition from NYU, where she was presented with the Elmer Bernstein Award. In 2014, she was chosen as a composer fellow for the Sundance Institute’s Music and Sound Design Lab at Skywalker Sound, supported by BMI under the direction of Peter Golub and with such distinguished and inspiring advisors as Alan Silvestri, James Newton Howard, Harry Gregson-Williams and Blake Neely. Katy was featured on ASCAP’s ‘Composers to Watch Spotlight’ in 2014-15. “ARAM, ARAM” was her first feature film as Composer; she is currently attached to several feature films and documentaries.

Editor

Eugenio Richer

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