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INTERIOR MOTIVES



Interior Motives now available to stream worldwide on FILM SHORTAGE



DIRECTED by Natalie Shirinian

CO-DIRECTED AND EXECUTIVE PRODUCED by
Michelle Peerali
EXECUTIVE PRODUCED by
Elizabeth Baudouin and Natalie Shirinian
PRODUCED by
Natalie Shirinian, Michelle Peerali, Elizabeth Baudouin & Pamela Lubell

ORIGINAL SCORE by
Morgan Kibby 




INTERIOR MOTIVES - The first ever documentary exploring the interconnectedness of fashion and interior design.  

A debut film by Natalie Shirinian, Interior Motives delves into the exclusive industries and prominent minds of today’s most influential figures in fashion and design, setting out to answer: Why are so many more fashion designers launching home collections? Why is it so relevant in today’s society? Donna Karan, Calvin Klein, ACNE, Marni, Gucci, Ralph Lauren, Raf Simmons, Loewe, Rick Owens and so many more are melding the industries of fashion and design into one core expression. Are these just examples of cross marketing opportunities or another channel for self-expression?  Is fashion out and interiors in? In today’s hyper-brand, collaboration obsessed world: Can one exist without the other?


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, Maria Cornejo, Miles Redd (Oscar De La Renta), T Magazine Editors, Hearst Magazine editors, TV Star/Interior Designer Mary McDonald, Industry darlings Apparatus and many more.


SCREENINGS

CARMARTHEN BAY FILM FESTIVAL
BAFTA Qualifying
May 19, 2021

DOCSNOW+
March 26 - April 4, 2021

FRIEZE WEEK AT NEUEHOUSE
Los Angeles,  California
Feburary 11, 2020

RISD MUSEUM: RIFF
Providence,  Rhode Island
August 11, 2019

BABYLON THEATER: BERLIN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
Berlin, Germany
July 11, 2019

REGAL CINEMAS: IFS FILM FESTIVAL
Los Angeles, California
May 19, 2019


TRIBECA FILM CENTER
New York, New York
January 8, 2018


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MOST PEOPLE EXIST



MOST PEOPLE EXIST is 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.

Director's Message: “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.”

DIRECTED by Natalie Shirinian
STARRING Natalie Shirinian
CINEMATOGRAPHER Dylan Bell
EDITOR Dylan Bell
CLOTHING Louiza Babouryan
MUSIC "The Revolt of the Stars" by Caitlin Sullivan and Mary Kouyoumdjian 

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LOUIZA BABOURYAN FASHION FILM


LOUIZA BABOURYAN FASHION FILM // premiere on Blackbook

"Perfectly capturing the post-quarantine psychological/emotional zeitgeist, Natalie Shirinian directs an exquisite new fashion film for designer Louiza Babouryanusing 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."

DIRECTOR Natalie Shirinian
CINEMATOGRAPHER, EDITOR Dylan Marko Bell
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR Kar'Lei Tan
MUSIC "Into the Trees" WRITTEN and PERFORMED BY Still Corners, COURTESY of Sub Pop
MUSIC SUPERVISOR Elizabeth Baudouin
CLOTHING Louiza Babouryan 

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PAREV MAMA (Hello Mother)




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.



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



SCREENINGS

DOC LA, STORYTELLA
Charlie Chaplin Theater @Raleigh Studios
October 23, 2021

SHASHA FILMS w/ SOURA FILM FESTIVAL
Available on shashamovies.com/movies/
October 1 - November 30, 2021

21st FILM OUT SAN DIEGO
Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
September 12, 2021

33rd VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTIVAL
Canadian Screen Award Qualifying
August 12 - 22, 2021

32nd HONOLULU RAINBOW FILM FESTIVAL
Winner Audience Award
July 30 - August 15, 2021

34th CONNETICUT LGBTQ FILM FESTIVAL
June 4 - 13, 2021

INSIDE OUT LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL Canadian Screen Award Qualifying In partnership with NETFLIX
May 27 - June 6, 2021

BIG APPLE FILM FESTIVAL AND SCREENPLAY COMPETITION
Winner Best Short Film
May 25 - May 27, 2021


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BOUNDARIES



BOUNDARIES FEATURED ON:
Friday Film Break // DANCE MAGAZINE
Film of the Day // SHORTAGE

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.

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.


DIRECTOR Natalie Shirinian
CINEMATOGRAPHER  Dylan Bell
LOCATION Saint Joseph Art Society
COMPOSER Mary Kouyoumdjian
STARRING Cristina Hall

Featured art works in the film include:
-Miya Ando Red Faint Pink, 2020
-Leiko Ikemura Whisper, 2011 - 2012
-Leiko Ikemura Thoughts, 2010 - 2012
-Catherine Wagner Sala degli Imperatori


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