As a child, award-winning filmmaker Robert Nazar Arjoyan was consumed by rock & roll and feature films, especially those directed by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. He began playing guitar at the age of 10, and started taking his filmmaking to a professional level at the age of 14, in the early 2000s. For his higher education, he studied cinema at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and since then has worked as a writer, producer, director, and editor of shorts, commercials, and features in Los Angeles.
His feature directorial debut, When My Sorrow Died: The Legend of Armen Ra & the Theremin, has played the world over in festivals, garnering awards and praise everywhere it screened, and is on track for distribution. A focused character piece, the film chronicles the life and tribulations of the glamorously eccentric and enigmatic Theremin master Armen Ra, who alchemizes his ancient sorrow into timeless beauty with the magical power of music.
His desire is to continue to work with stories that showcase fantastic character, working alongside actors to help shape dynamic performances, and ultimately, unforgettable films.