Art Arutyunyan was born in Uzbekistan, Central Asia. He is a writer, director and producer. Originally trained as a fashion designer, Art has designed collections for major fashion retailers before transitioning to film production.
Art’s scripts have been optioned and produced, and won the London International Screenwriting Competition, placed quarterfinalist at ScreenCraft and landed in the top 10% at the Academy Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting. Some of Art’s films as a writer / director / producer have played in multiple film festivals worldwide and placed as finalists. As a writer/director, Art’s projects have been distributed worldwide on VOD, cable, DVD/Blu-Ray & various streaming apps. Art’s film ‘Funeral’ is part of the Film Fund’s auteur collection.
Art tends to gravitate to stories that combine character-driven narratives with strong visual context. Art wants to tell stories of underdogs and outcasts, stories of triumph over adversity, unforeseen courage and resilience. This is what Art knows, and this is what he wants to share as a filmmaker.
Currently, Art develops TV pilots, series and feature film projects that range in genre and format.