Experiencing Interruptions?

Mezme Andin

Is life an illusion? Who are we, or whether we have the power to change the pre-determined?

"Mezme Andin" (Armenian for "Out of Sight") is a one-shot art film questioning the fairness of “life plot” distribution. The film depicts the environment where the natural and supernatural coincide, touches upon the topics of internal and external dissonances, and encourages the audience to question their perceptions of reality.

  • Gayane Movsisyan
    Key Cast
  • Anna Araqelyan
    Key Cast
  • Vahram Hambaryan
    Key Cast
  • Harutyun Aveyan
    Key Cast
  • Arpi Barseghyan
    Key Cast
  • Grisha Khachatryan
    Key Cast
  • Grigor Vardanyan
    Key Cast
  • Styopa Hovhannisyan
    Key Cast
  • Veaceslav Draganov
    Music
  • Leon Riskin
    Music
  • Artush Petrosyan
    Assistants
  • Anush Titanyan
    Writer
  • Jirayr Hakobyan
    Writer
  • Lusine Avetisyan
    Producer
  • Davit Kavkasyan
    Producer
  • Davit Kavkasyan
    Screenwriter
  • Davit Kavkasyan
    Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Մէզմէ Անդին
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    60 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    37 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Armenia
  • Country of Filming:
    Armenia
  • Language:
    Armenian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    4:3
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Givat Haviva International School
  • One Shot Film Festival
    Yerevan
    Armenia
    September 2, 2021
    Official Selection
  • International Inter-University Short Film Festival
    Dhaka
    Bangladesh
    September 30, 2021
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Davit Kavkasyan

Davit is an 18-year-old senior at Givat Haviva International School. Born and raised in Armenia amidst conflicts, he has always been passionate about amplifying stories.

Despite limited access to traditional film education, he has turned his dreams into reality. He began a filmmaker’s journey at 12 with a push-button Nokia 2700 and has since progressed through informal movie-making education and internships in Armenia and Israel.

His first film, independently made “Mezme Andin” (2021), was screened at international film festivals in Bangladesh and Armenia. It was followed by the documentary “A Way to Adulthood” (2021), which received over 18,000 views on Facebook.

His experimentation with the documentary genre led to a focus on documentary photography in 2022. He was selected as a fellow for a year-long Aspiring Photographers Program by Kulbroen Media (Denmark) and started the photo project “Twenty-Eight.” The project was exhibited in Denmark, Georgia, and Armenia in 2022 and 2023.

Despite accomplishments, he remains dedicated and humble, continuously pushing the boundaries of independent art and inspiring others to follow their dreams. “With each new project, I try to prove that anything is possible with passion and hard work,” Davit says.

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Director Statement

In the summer of 2021, seeking new filmmaking experience, I started developing a story for my first movie. As the story of “Mezme Andin” (Armenian for “Out of Sight”) came together, I presented it to my peers from around Armenia. I gathered a few aspiring actors and a small production team. With a limited budget but endless inspiration from my crew and actors, I shot “Mezme Andin” at a secluded scenery in the mountains of Jajur village. I was drawn to the challenge of conveying my message in just 60 seconds and one continuous shot. The unique format of the film has been warmly accepted by audiences ranging from my picky aunt to film industry professionals for its ability to effectively convey my message. However, I acknowledge that there is room for improvement, particularly regarding sound quality. The sound for the film was recorded using a DIY boom microphone created from an on-camera microphone and two brooms I taped together. Despite the technical limitations, I am proud of the result and excited to continue pushing the boundaries of low-budget filmmaking.

Mezme Anding was first screened at the 19th One Minute One Shot International Film Festival in Yerevan, Armenia, and later at the 13th International Inter-University Short Film Festival in Dhaka, Bangladesh.