Metsarents is the story of Vahag, a young Armenian-American awakening to his Armenian identity. Vahag and his Korean-American girlfriend, Hanna, are both struggling actors who live in the heart of Hollywood. When Vahag is offered the role of Misak Metzarents in a play, he begins to confront his long dormant Armenian roots. Ultimately this distances Vahag from Hanna and causes him to question what true happiness is.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Raffi Barsoumian, Janice Pak, Narine Avakian
Hambardsum received his BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 2008. Since graduating he has been travelling to and from Armenia doing research, screenwriting and directing films. Hambartsum’s motivation in making Armenian films is to create a new wave in cinema that is distinctly Armenian originating with the history and culture of the Armenian people. Currently, Hambardsum is working towards completing two projects in Armenia, a documentary set in Nagorno-Karabakh and a film set in Shirak.
Tigran Mansuryan – Confessing with Music (2009, doc.), Pheasant (2012), Metsarents (2012).