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INTERIOR MOTIVES





The first ever documentary short exploring the interconnectedness of fashion and interior design.  
Now available to stream worldwide on FILM SHORTAGE

A debut documentary film by Natalie Shirinian, Interior Motives delves into the exclusive industries and prominent minds of today’s most influential figures in fashion and design. Interior Motives aims to tap the pulse of today's fashion and design headlines to bring an insider look at these highly exclusive industries.

Featuring international industry leaders including: Tommy Hilfiger, Rick Owens, Michele Lamy, Maria Cornejo, Miles Redd, Mary McDonald, Gabriel Hendifar of Apparatus, and more.

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CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL
DOCSNOW+ 
FRIEZE WEEK AT NEUEHOUSE
RISD 
RHODE ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL
BABYLON THEATER -
BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
REGAL CINEMAS -
IFS FILM FESTIVAL 

TRIBECA FILM CENTER

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MOST PEOPLE EXIST





A poetic short narrative film that is the Director’s personal response and tribute to the April 24,1915 Armenian Genocide made for CANAL 180.

This film is a reflective expression for what it feels like (for me) to be Armenian, and connected to my ancestors - some of who tragically perished in the genocide. While most people exist, we Armenians exist with the burden of an un-recognized genocide, and the cultural trauma that lingers within.

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FANTASY SKATE




An exclusie premiere for Blackbook, Fantasy Skate perfectly captures the post-quarantine psychological and emotional zeitgeist. Natalie Shirinian directs an exquisite new fashion film for fashion designer Louiza Babouryan using the theme of skating to perfectly explicate the sense of regained freedom, after so many months of such severe restrictions. The film employs graceful but spirited movement to express something essential about the clothes themselves.

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HELLO MOTHER (PAREV MAMA)







A first generation Armenian American LGBTQ+ 30 year old woman living in LA faces the repercussions of coming out to her Armenian mother after a night with her girlfriend. Based on true events, written and directed by Natalie Shirinian. 



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NewFilmmakers Los Angeles (NFMLA) and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with presenting partners the Arab Film and Media Institute (AFMI) and Dutch Culture USA (Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York). InFocus: Middle Eastern, Arab & Dutch Cinema. 
RALEIGH STUDIOS -
LA FILM FEST, STORYTELLA

SHASHA FILMS -
SOURA FILM FESTIVAL

MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS -
FILM OUT SAN DIEGO
VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
CONNETICUT LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
INSIDE OUT FILM FESTIVAL WITH NETFLIX
BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION


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BOUNDARIES





World renowned modernist Flamenco dancer Cristina Teresa Hall returns to her hometown of San Francisco after a year and half of stay at home orders in Seville Spain to perform a solo enigmatic performance reflecting the challenging emotions she had to face during lockdown. Featured on 
Friday Film Break for DANCE MAGAZINE and Film of the Day on SHORTAGE.

When the world had to stop, like all performers, Cristina's physical creative outlet was abruptly stripped. Where she resides in Seville Spain, she took a year assessing the unforeseen boundaries that were put upon her, unable to perform in public. During her time in isolation, Cristina navigated her feelings and fluctuation between languish and trying to revive the feeling of her soul flourishing. Now a year and a half later, Cristina travels to her hometown in San Francisco to reunite with a part of herself. In Boundaries, award winning director Natalie Shirinian captures a modern abstract flamenco performance that encompasses Cristina’s emotional journey of languish, release, and liberation amongst a new exhibition of art and iconic architecture at the historic Saint Joseph’s Art Society.


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