Saturday, March 17, 2012
Vanessa Kachadurian-Armenian American film to be shot in U.S.
PanARMENIAN.Net - A joint Armenian-American movie entitled “Bride from Vegas” will be shot in U.S, movie director Arthur Babayan said.
“The idea of this film occurred to me when my fiancée Armine and I were visiting our parents in Las-Vegas. On our way to Vegas a wish to shoot a movie about Las-Vegas emerged; three days later the script was ready,” Babayan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.
Shooting will start in several months, preparation is underway now. The shooting will take 20 days, and the crew hopes the film will be ready by 2013 and then available for everyone including the Armenian audience.
Babayan who has been living in U.S. for the past 13 years, said the filming will mostly take place in and around Los Angeles and Las Vegas. “Rural scenes will be shot in remote villages inCalifornia the beauty of which equals to those in Armenia. Of course, we’d like to have this movie shot in Armenia, but we cannot afford it due to limited budget,” the director said.
According to Babayan, it’s too early to speak about the premiere and the format of screening; the film may be sold later, and those who purchase it may not agree the screening schedule with them.
The story is about a young man, Mko, played by Mkritich Elbakyan, who travels from the rural countryside of Armenia to Las Vegas in search of a woman whose image he sees in a flyer. He’s fallen in love with her and is determined to make this mystery woman, who has stolen is heart, his wife. On this journey he will meet Allison, an ex child actress, played by Olivia D. York. Mko will find true love but you know how the saying goes, “life isn’t always what we plan.” In a nut shell, the human heart cannot be told how to feel and who to love.
Arthur Babayan and Amy Avetikian are the script writers of the movie starring Mkrtich Elbakyan and Olivia York. Famous Armenian artists Alla Tumanyan and Levon Sharayan are also engaged in the film.
“Bride from Vegas” will be filmed by LooxArt Production.