A Film by Anahid Yahjian
and Emily Mkrtichian


K and L are cultural conservationists working in a not-so-distant future to preserve the artifacts and histories that are being systematically destroyed by a totalitarian government. When they are in a deadly car accident, time splinters into parallel realities, separating them. Each enters a reality where one dies while the other lives, and they embark on a search between worlds to find each other again.


  • Picture of Anahid Yahjian © Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian

    Anahid Yahjian

    (Writer, Director, Producer)
    Anahid Yahjian is an independent writer, director and producer of experimental, documentary and narrative cinema. Her commitment to telling true stories--even if they come from her imagination--was shaped by an early love for visual storytelling that was developed in college and took flight during her coming of age in Armenia. There, she produced the internationally awarded narrative short 140 Drams (Camerimage, Clermont-Ferrand 2013), laid the creative groundwork for the feature documentary Spiral (IDFA Bertha Fund 2015, Golden Apricot 2017) and shot and directed the viral digital documentary LEVON: A Wondrous Life (2013). Since returning to her native Los Angeles, she shot and directed the experimental cine-triptych, Corpus Callosum (2014-2016) and directed her first narrative science-fiction short Transmission (2018). When not creating her own work, she directs and supervises post production on music videos, commercial content and televised series for clients such as Amazon Music, Spotify, Joyful Noise, Vice, Netflix and A24.

  • Emily Mkrtichian

    (Writer, Director, Producer)
    Emily Mkrtichian is an American-Armenian filmmaker whose films touch on themes of memory, place and identity. Her works include directing reportage films aired on ARTE France/Germany; producing the award-winning short film 140 Drams (Camerimage, Clermont-Ferrand), creating the immersive multimedia installation Luys i Luso which has been exhibited in Yerevan, Munich, Los Angeles, New York, Istanbul, and Bulgaria, and directing the viral digital documentary LEVON: A Wondrous Life (2013). Her most recent documentary about the women deminers of Nagorno-Karabagh, Motherland, premiered at the Full Frame Film Festival in 2019. Transmission is her first narrative film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 33rd BFI FLARE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Program, World Premiere, London, UK)March 22, 2019
  • VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, North American premiere)August 19, 2019
  • MEZIPATRA QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Prague and Bern)November 7, 2019
  • POMEGRANATE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Toronto)November 13, 2019
  • IMAGE + NATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection / Montreal)November 21, 2019
  • 2nd QUEEN PALM INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Palm Springs, CA, USA)December 7, 2019
  • 5th CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2019
  • 9th PINK LIFE QUEERFEST (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)January 23, 2020
  • 16th ANDALESGAI: FESTIVAL DE CINE LÉSBICO, GAY, BISEXUAL Y TRANS DE ANDALUCÍA (Official Selection, Sevilla, Spain)March 20, 2020
  • INTERCONTINENTAL FILMF FESTIVAL 2020 (Official Selection, New York, USA)March 29, 2020
  • 4th ST. FRANCIS COLLEGE WOMEN'S FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn Heights, NY, USA)April 14, 2020
  • 2nd THE BUSH FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brooklyn, New York, USA)July 31, 2020



Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian
Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian, Kamee Abrahamian, lee williams boudakian
Emily Mkrtichian, Anahid Yahjian, Kamee Abrahamian, lee williams boudakian
Director of Photography
Moira Morel
Costume Design
Angela Juarez
Beatriz Alcaraz
Megan Pollin
Sound Design
Armen Bazarian
Armen Bazarian


Kamee Abrahamian
lee williams boudakian
Sidony O'neal


Running Time
14:39 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


Emily Mkrtichian

Anahid Yahjian