Julie Asriyan's ultra-short film HOME has been chosen as one of 12 finalists in the Terry George x Creative Armenia x Human Rights Watch Southern California film challenge. Terry George, Oscar winning director of Hotel Rwanda and the recent film The Promise(a love story in the midst of the Armenian Genocide) presented a challenge to filmmakers to create a micro-short film addressing a human rights issue that is dear to one's heart.
"This project is deeply meaningful and cherished by me for many reasons. This is the first film project that is collaborative with both my sister Kris Alberts / Kris Tina, who stars and my mother Ivette Alexander who created a beautiful musical landscape and scored the film. It is the first film project on which I dared myself and served as Creator/DP/Editor etc. I am one of only 2 female filmmakers who were named finalists. I am the only Armenian-American woman filmmaker.
HOME is an allegorical look at loosing and finding ones home; as the immigration and refugee crisis is so dear and important to me both personally and as a citizen of the world, I am honored to have had my film selected among such talented filmmakers and to have had an opportunity to draw focus on this issue through visual storytelling. "
Posted by Creative Armenia on Sunday, September 10, 2017