“ON YOUR RADAR” IS A WEEKLY GRAD FILM NEWS SEGMENT THAT FEATURES A STUDENT PICKED AT RANDOM.
NARINE IS CURRENTLY A 3RD YEAR STUDENT AT GRAD FILM. WE ASKED HER A FEW QUESTIONS, AND HERE’S WHAT SHE HAD TO SAY:
1. Where do you consider home and what is it like there?
I was born and grew up in Yerevan, Armenia. My home as a physical space is there. But home is more a feeling for me. My home is my big and loud family. My home is my friends. It is morning coffee with my parents and siblings and my cat on a couch. Home is where I feel safe.
Recently I’ve been thinking about the concept of home a lot. You know, all the films that I have made at Tisch somehow are about home: My characters are trying to figure out what is home for them. Maybe it’s just me trying to get the answer through my characters.
2. What is currently inspiring you as a filmmaker?
My sources of inspiration are different. I am not looking too far. They are right in front of me: a simple photograph I come across or music, a poem or any form of art. But right now my biggest inspiration is my grandma. I just started working on my feature script in which I’m trying to explore the concept of womanhood and motherhood in a patriarchal society and she and her experiences are serving as a solid base for my story and the characters.
3. What has been your most rewarding experience at NYU Tisch Grad Film so far?
My second year film! I have a huge list of things I should not do for my next film.