Parev Mama Trailer
Parev Mama, follows a first-generation Armenian American lgbtq+ 30 year old woman living in Los Angeles as she is faced with the repercussions of her traditional Armenian mother when coming home late after a night out with her girlfriend, Rita. The lead is on a journey of truth, coming to terms with being honest with her mother about her sexuality, and living her life for herself outside the constraints of her culture's expectations. The short film will explore the challenges of what it is like being caught between the traditions of an Armenian family that thinks marrying a man is the goal, and living her truth as a gay woman. The film is in English, and in Armenian with subtitles.
**DIRECTED by Natalie Shirinian WRITTEN by Natalie Shirinian
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin PRODUCED by Natalie Shirinian, Elizabeth Baudouin, Rebecca Walsh, and Dylan Bell CINEMATOGRAPHY + EDIT by Dylan Bell CAST Helen Kalognomos, Natalie Shirinian, and Elizabeth Bauduin
ORIGINAL SCORE by Morgan Kibby MUSIC by Sigur Ros, Ludvig Garibian Trio and Armenian, and Mary Kouyoumdjian**