Los Angeles, California
Narrative Film, Experimental Film
After Dreaming is a coming-of-age road film set in the late 1990s of newly independent Armenia. It follows a young girl in search of her father, a well-driller. As the biblical land of Noah’s Ark faces a water crisis, a child and nation grow up together in this Neptunian odyssey of selfhood. Told through the warped lens of personal memory, After Dreaming draws on the mythologies of freedom, family, and motherland. Currently, the feature film is in the development phase and seeking international co-production.
Christine Haroutounian is a director, writer, and producer working between Southern California and Armenia. She is one of Filmmaker Magazine’s 25 New Faces of Independent Film 2020. Her work explores transnational life through moving image and sound. Christine holds an MFA in Directing/Production from the UCLA School of Theater, Film & Television. Her films have received Official Selection in International Film Festival Rotterdam, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Palm Springs International ShortFest, and more. Christine is now developing her first feature film, set in post-Soviet Armenia.