Metzarents
Metzarents

Metzarents

Director Hayk Hambardsum

Production year 2012

Length 33min.

Country USA

SYNOPSIS

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

Hayk Hambardsum
Hayk Hambardsum

Director

Producer

Shahe Barsoumian

Script

Hayk Hambardsum

Director of Photography

Alik Barsoumian

Sound

Ben Huff

Edit

Robert Lee

Cast

Raffi Barsoumian, Janice Pak, Narine Avakian

Hayk Hambardsum

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.


Filmography

Tigran Mansuryan – Confessing with Music (2009, doc.), Pheasant (2012), Metsarents (2012).

FILMS 2013