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Birthday Wish

A sweet young family experiences a budding darkness.

  • Armen Pogosyan
  • James Gambina Jr.
    Snake Eyes
  • John Wheaton
    Associate Producer
    The Walking Dead, Planet Terror, Predators.
  • Pablo Digenio
    Associate Producer
    Executive Producer for Operation: WASTE.LAND (tv series)
  • Aaron Andrews
    Key Cast
  • Clarrisa Meneses
    Key Cast
  • Armen Pogosyan
    Key Cast
  • George Lopez
    Key Cast
  • Ohannes Montgomery
    Key Cast
  • Marcos Justo
    Key Cast
    "Big Boy"
  • Gretchen Andrews
    Key Cast
    "Bella's Mom"
  • Luke Bolle
    Key Cast
    "Party Clown"
  • Rob E. Bennett
    Cat Daddies, TheRogue, The Leap,
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 14 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    10,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Armen Pogosyan

Armen Pogosyan immigrated to the United States at the age of 5 and grew up surrounded by his Father's filmmaking friends. He began creating his own visual works at an early age, starting with paint on canvas then writing and producing short films by high school. One of his early horror pieces, “The Face in the Vial” was featured on Chiller TV. His latest film, “Surviving L.A.” has garnered attention and accolades from film festivals around the world.

Armen’s quirky, bizarre style has found a place in the modern mainstream audience, being described as “A bastard child of David Lych and Alfred Hitchcock”.

As of 2023, he lives in Los Angeles and is constantly developing new projects.

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Director Statement

"Birthday Wish" is a statement on the elemental competitive nature of human beings. If we can't keep the peace with the ones we love the most, how can we expect the same between our nations? Creating fictional horror gives rise to inner turmoil for me because there are so many real life horrors plaguing our world that one feels almost guilty for creating negative art. But the upside is that expressing negative emotions in a digestible, humorous way can allow for healing and constructive analysis to happen as well.