SEAHORSES​      A FILM BY JASON KARTALIAN


Jason Solowsky COMPOSER Jason earned his Bachelor of Music degree from Berklee College of Music in both film scoring and composition.  He also graduated from the USC Thornton School of Music (Los Angeles, CA) Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television program. He composed the scores to several feature films including the films Terror Inside starring Corey Feldman and Tanya Memme, American Bandits: Frank and Jesse James starring Peter Fonda, George Stults andJeffrey Combs, Turbulent Skies starring Casper Van Dien, Nicole Eggert, Brad Dourif, andPatrick Muldoon, and Templar Nation starring Erik Estrada. He also has had music featured in the Sony Pictures film American Crude starring Rob Schneider, Ron Livingston, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Jennifer Esposito. In addition, he has scored the films What Up? starring Kadeem Hardison, and Unemployed which were both distributed by Lionsgate. Other scores by Solowsky include the films Edgar Allan Poe's Annabel Lee, Nightbeasts starring Zach Galligan, Cage Free starring Dee Wallace, Dust of Life and For Love of Amy directed by Ted Lange. Solowsky also scored the award winning film Call To Action which features actress Lily Tomlin.
Basil Mironer  DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Basil Mironer was born in Moscow, Russia, and immigrated to America in the late 1980's.   In 2010, he received his Master of Fine Arts in Film and Television Production from NYU Tisch School of the Arts Asia. Basil has honed his cinematography and directing skills on over 30 global film productions.  Basil has received numerous awards and accolades including: Sonje Award for the best Asian Short film at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival, Best of Festival selection at Palm Springs Shortfest 2009, and the Wasserman Award at the First Run Film Festival 2010.  His film Rare Fish was filmed in Indonesia and selected for the prestigious Haig P. Manoogian Screenings at the Directors Guild of America where it won the Audience Award. Basil currently splits his time between Los Angeles, New Zealand, and South-East Asia. 

 

Roxy Shih  PRODUCER
Roxy Shih was born in Rotterdam and now lives in Los Angeles. Her extensive world travel brings a decidedly international outlook to her work.  To date, Roxy has produced three features: Deadly Revisions, Reunion and Seahorses as well as commercials, music videos, television and radio. Roxy graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a double major in Film and Media Studies, and Sociology with a minor in Digital Arts.   Roxy is also a budding director, creating visually stunning short films.   Roxy won the Armed With A Camera Fellowship from Visual Communications. 
Jason Kartalian  WRITER / DIRECTOR / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER Jason Kartalian was brought up in a creative environment. Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, his mother was a jewelry craftsperson and 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 domestically and all around the world.  Jason has also worked in the field of international film distribution serving as Vice-President of Cinema Arts Entertainment.  Seahorses is a culmination of Jason's experience in the film industry combined with a deeply personal approach. 

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