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My Work
Short Docs

A profile of a mine risk educator in a war zone, a forgotten language used by brides in Armenia, and a sculptor preserving the old tradition of hachkar making.

Music Videos

A hand drawn animation experiment, a piece for R&B group out of Montreal, and an A$AP Rocky inspired experiment.


How I ended up on a place with 30 bison, an ode to the city of Moscow, and a how-to video on falling in love. 

Short Films

An online course for McGill on Social Learning, a youtube show called Empathic Action, a day in the life of a volunteer video for Birthright Armenia, and two crowdfunding videos for Syrian students at McGill and children at a kindergarten in rural Armenia. 


Personal documentation of my own life, travels, and projects. Layovers, hitch hiking, long lost relatives, and more....


My name is Sashka and I’m a filmmaker. I studied philosophy at the University of McGill, and have worked as a videographer and video editor for the last 5 years. 


Most prominently my experience lies in educational videos, music videos, and short promotional reels. Currently my focus lies in further developing my skills in the sphere of documentary filmmamking.


I was born in Houston, Texas but raised in Moscow, Russia until the age of 15, at which point I moved to Canada for 6 years. In may of 2018 I moved to Armenia after being a volunteer there for 10 months, and in January of 2019 I co-founded Creopia Productions, a visual arts production company with a mission for social impact. 


Fluent in English and Russian. Not so fluent in French and Armenian.


Based in Vanadzor, Armenia for the foreseeable future.


Email: avanyan.sashka@gmail.com
Tel: +374 98 12 77 69

© 2018 by Sashka Avanyan.