Garo Berberian is a British filmmaker born in Chiswick, London, the grandchild of refugees escaping the Ottoman empire and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. Garo graduated from Berkshire School of Art and Design with a merit in Photography, also winning Fuji’s student street photography award, he then moved into Broadcast Television, rising up through the ranks from editor to director, working on numerous award-winning television, documentary, commercial and hard hitting viral campaigns.
Garo’s first short film - “Return of the Tyke”, was the winner of the Best Short audience award at the 2014 ARPA film festival in Los Angeles.
Garo’s new film “Taniel” inspired by his family’s personal experience in the Armenian Genocide, looks at the tragedy through film noir and a narrative in poetry through the eyes of Poet Taniel Varoujan.
“Taniel” is screening globally on the festival circuit and has won two awards at BIFF, Bermuda International Film Festival for Best Direction and the Audience Choice Award and Best Short Film at ARPA international Film Festival.