Team

Sona Tatoyan

Writer/Actor/Producer

Is a first generation Syrian-Armenian-American actor/writer/producer with bases in Aleppo, Syria; Berlin, Germany; LA, California and Yerevan, Armenia.
As an actress, stage credits include world premieres at Yale Repertory Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, The American Conservatory Theatre and others. She starred in The Journey, the first American independent film shot in Armenia (winner, Audience Award […]

Ahmad Sayeed

Karagöz puppeteer

is a Syrian-American actor and puppeteer currently based in the US. Working in theatre, puppetry, and traditional art for over 12 years. He worked on the traditional British puppet play ‘Punch and Judy’, Syrian, Turkish, and Greek Karagöz shadow play, and the Italian Commedia dell’Arte. He has debuted shows in Berlin, London, Barcelona, and New York City, along with teaching workshops at international […]

KÁRYYN

Music & Sound Design

Dimitris Mahlis

The composer, producer, vocalist, songwriter and videographer KÁRYYN draws from the worlds of classical, pop, and electronic music to formulate a unique sound that explores her Armenian and Syrian heritage while delving into uncharted sonic territories that connect personal, scientific and spiritual dimensions of creative expression, reaching towards something universal. Her songs have been featured in multiple films […]

Oud performer

Greek oudist, guitarist and composer Dimitris “Jimmy” Mahlis has become known in musical circles as an eclectic interpreter of many musical traditions. Having a thorough knowledge of both eastern and western musical theory, he has developed a playing style on several instruments which is both earthy yet intricate. As a composer, his pieces have set a standard in cross cultural pollination. Some credits include: Perla Batalla […]

Antoine Makdis

Aleppo producer, Warsha Production House, authentic Aleppan sounds and footage

Is a writer, civil society activist, photographer, and producer born and raised in Aleppo, Syria. He is the founder of Warsha Production House, the first independent cultural production house in Aleppo. Warsha creates a variety of artistic, educational, entertaining programs related to Syrian cultural heritage playing a key role in restoring the legacy of Aleppo. […]