Team

Sona Tatoyan

Writer/Actor/Producer
Co-Director

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 […]

Jeremy Boxer

Co-Director

Is a French-Tunisian-American award-winning creative director and filmmaker based in LA, New York and London, working for the past two decades at the leading edge where film, technology, and art intersect.

During the mid 1990s Jeremy was at the epicenter of the digital film revolution as a lead curator/producer for RES Media Group. His journey then took him to the interactive theater […]

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

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 […]

Dimitris Mahlis

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. […]

Ahmad Zahra

Executive Producer

Born in Damascus and raised between England and Syria, Ahmad came to the US in the late 90’s to pursue a career in film. He got his start at Strand Releasing and Fox Searchlight as an assistant producer, then as a segment producer for the Show “New Morning” on Hallmark Channel. He then went on to produce a host of award winning documentaries and independent films under his banner, Zahra Pictures, including the TV documentary […]

Garo Kharadjian

Associate Producer

Is a first generation Syrian-Armenian American born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Having received an education in Cinema and Television Arts with a focus on Digital Media Management & Marketing, he has experience in talent management, casting, event coordination, film production, social media, marketing, and fashion. He has also had prior experience as a contributing member of the Armenian education and cultural […]