Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles is an exciting experience about traveling to the farthest corners of an Asian Сontinent trying to resolve a single question: how the Armenians were able to link the east and west, long before the discovery age? Within 2 years, the crew filmed in 11 countries including India, China, Tibet, Central Asia, Russia, Armenia, Santo Domingo. In pursuit of unique archival materials, manuscripts, personal journals and diaries from the libraries of Paris, London, Mexico, Lisbon were filmed. The results of these studies formed the basis of an academic essay. Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles conceived as a project that will allow viewer to make discoveries together with filmmakers as if he was a part of a group while traveling.
CAST & CREW
Director of Photography
Azat Gevorgyan, Lin Zhao, Jerome Colin, Ivan Kuptsov, Janek Schwirten
Orion Beijing Branch, Wuyi Garden
Born in Yerevan, currently lives in Shanghai. He started making films in when he was 5. First 8 mm film was nominated in Juniors FF (Moscow). Prior to finishing high school he began attending classes at the Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography. In 2002, Ruben entered Moscow State Institute of Cinematography (VGIK). He worked as junior assistant with Russian directors such as Nikita Mikhalkov and Igor Maslennikov. In 2005, moved to China, where he joined an International Advertising Company Kuiyou Production House as creative director. During this period Ruben directed more than 15 commercials for international corporations such as Panasonic, Asahi, McDonalds, Shiseido, Honda, Toshiba. Since 2010, he has participated in several Chinese TV-series and feature films. Freelance photographer for National Geographic Magazine. Author of several scientific articles.
The Black Caviar (1999), The Lower Depths (2003, short), Ernan Dou Strouberg (2005, short), Hamazkayin Cultural Forum (2008, doc.), Cities of the World: Shanghai (2008, doc.), Andin: Armenian Journey Chronicles (2014, doc.).