19 MIN

When a family clan gathers for a celebration, an escalating game between two boys sets them on a dangerous path.

Cast & Crew
Producer(s): Monika Ivonne
Director: Michael Aloyan
Script: Michael Aloyan
Director of Photography: Mko Malkhasyan
Production Designer: Khoren Keshishian
Music by: Arman Aloyan
Edit: Yvette M. Amirian
Production: Cinemaloyan

Michael Aloyan
Michael Aloyan is an Armenian filmmaker who was raised in Los Angeles. He started making stop-motion animated films with his dad's Hi-8 camera at the age of eight. Over the years Aloyan shifted towards live-action filmmaking and, at thirteen, he gathered his friends and made a feature film. He rented out a local theatre and charged $5 for admission, screening to a sold-out audience. Aloyan took the profits he made from the premiere and invested them into making another feature over the following school year. In his sophomore year of college, Aloyan penned String, an original TV pilot that he sold to 20th Century Fox Television before his 20th birthday. A graduate of UCLA's MFA Film Directing program, he has been a finalist for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, Academy Nicholl Fellowship, Warner Bros. Television Writers Workshop, Disney/ABC Writing Program, ATX Television Festival.

Sicilian (short, 2009), Surreal (short, 2009), Dark Eyes (2019), Plastic and Strings (short, 2010), Untermensch (short, 2011), The Girl and The Sea (short, 2013), Selves (short, 2015), Stage Five (short, 2015), Noise (short, 2018), This Land (short, 2019), Carnivore (short, 2023).