Daniel Azarian is an award-winning director and producer of commercials, public service announcements (PSAs) and film. After graduating with honours from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, he started his career at Warner Brothers, marketing home video releases.
As a director, Azarian helmed national TV spots for blue---chip brands and entertainment programming for major cable television channels, among them AT&T, Sprint, Sony Music Entertainment, AOL Music, MTV and many others.
Daniel's award-winning PSAs covered themes such as orcas in captivity (highly acclaimed: "Save Lolita") and anti-violence campaigns “Bullying is Violence”. He also directed award-winning music videos (“Teenage Popstar Girl”, “There Will Never Be Any Peace (Until God is Seated at the Conference Table)”). His short films (e.g. “Nihilistic Chick”) and feature projects have been official selections at numerous US and international film festivals.
Azarian was interviewed in Moviemaker Magazine, along with famed director Sydney Pollack, on the unique experience of shooting in New York City. His work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the wildlife online news magazine Mongabay.
"A Day in the Life of Lolita, the Performing Orca" feat. Dr Ingrid N. Visser
Audience Award Best Short Film 2014