Grandson of an Armenian Genocide survivor and outliving a leukemia diagnosis at just 13 years old, Kalen Artinian tells stories of real world trauma through fantasy and genre.

 

Kalen's short films have played at film festivals all over the world and he's directed, shot and edited music videos for artists all the way from NYC to Paris to Saudi Arabia. Past agency post experience includes Rethink Canada and GTB Agency. He was the cinematographer on the feature film (Sebastian) in 2016 that premiered at the Inside Out LGBT Film Festival and now has worldwide distribution.

 

Most recently, Kalen was selected to be a participant in the 2018 RIFF Talent Lab in Reykjavik. He works as a freelance director, cinematographer and editor. Kalen's works are clever, engaging and reflect both older and contemporary modes of filmmaking.