About & Contact

ABOUT JASON KARTALIAN

 Jason Kartalian was brought up in a creative environment, his father is one-of-a-kind character actor Buck Kartalian, whose credits include: Planet of the Apes, Cool Hand Luke and Outlaw Josey Wales.  Jason graduated from the film program at California State University Northridge.  Jason's first feature PEDESTRIAN, was selected to numerous film festivals across the US and won the best picture and best screenplay award at the AFMA Film Festival and the Best Screenplay award at the Long Island Film Expo.  His horror feature DRILLER, was selected to the Another Hole in the Head Film Festival in San Francisco and was distributed worldwide.  Jason has also worked in the field of international film distribution serving as Vice-President of Cinema Arts Entertainment.  His 2015 feature SEAHORSES has went on to win dozens of awards at film festivals all over the world.  SEAHORSES was released theatrically and via digital platforms: Itunes, Amazon Instant and Google Play. Kartalian's screenplay to SEAHORSES has been selected by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for their libraries' Permanent Core Collection. 

AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

 

2014 WINNER - BEST SCREENPLAY LA INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

2014 WINNER BEST MICRO BUDGET FEATURE TORONTO INDIE

2014 WINNER BEST IN FEST - SOCAL FILM FESTIVAL

2014  FINALIST BEST FEATURE - CINEGEAR FILM COMPETITION

2015 WINNER - STARLITE FESTIVAL DIRECTORS AWARD

2015 WINNER BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE - SEATTLE TRANSMEDIA AND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

2015 WINNER BEST THRILLER - SIDNEY INDIE FILM FESTIVAL

2015 WINNER JURY AWARD - GIG HARBOR FILM FESTIVAL

SCREENPLAY SELECTED BY A.M.P.A.S LIBRARY COLLECTION

CONTACT

 

afterthefire32@gmail.com

 

 

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