Transmission

A Film by Anahid Yahjian
and Emily Mkrtichian

Synopsis

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.

Director

  • 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

Trailer

Crew

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

Cast

K
Kamee Abrahamian
L
lee williams boudakian
Nyree
Sidony O'neal

Details

Running Time
14:39 min
Shooting Format
2K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCERS / DIRECTORS

Emily Mkrtichian

emily.mkrtichian@gmail.com
emilymkrtichian.com
https://www.facebook.com/emily.mkrtichian https://www.instagram.com/emilymkrtichian/

Anahid Yahjian

yahjian.anahid@gmail.com
https://www.anahidyahjian.com/