A DIVISION OF GRIGOCORP INC.
We are one of the most diverse companies to surface in the Republic of Armenia for some time now.
We take pride in developing cultural and humanitarian subject-matters, as we see the future of Armenian cinema in further development of its ever-changing and ever-expanding culture.
Our stories are of real people, people with identities, people with a need for belonging and need to belong. We believe our films shouldn't be globalist, yet they should be valuable as well as understandable for any diverse group within Armenia and abroad.
We are confident that we are what's been missing for many years in Armenian cinema ever since major corporations took over the conglomerate known as film industry.
With much sincerity and hope for our future together.
AFS FILMS SOUNDTRACKS
Art Sevada is a bona fide Renaissance man, recognized for his many talents and pioneering endeavors. Today, as the CEO of GRIGOCORP and President of Sevada Productions, both based in Los Angeles, he continues to build on a diverse body of work, as an award-winning artist and entrepreneur.
Art Sevada was born in 1972 into a family of renowned artists, in the city of Abovyan, Kotayk Region, Armenia. Inspiration was all around him as he grew up in a household steeped in creativity. By the time he graduated from high school, Art had already mastered several musical instruments, and cultivated a profound appreciation for visual arts and esthetics.
After he and his family moved to Los Angeles in 1990, Art studied music composition and visual arts at California State University, Northridge. His formal training would propel him into a flurry of creative work in the ensuing years.
Between 1995 and 2000, Art released three albums of original music, including "Palpitation of Soul," "Years of Solitude," and "Disconnected." Apart from composing the lush, melodically-driven material, he had also played all of the instruments and arranged the music. All three recordings have garnered critical praise.
In the late 1990s, Art established Sevada Productions, a firm specializing in a broad range of creative work, from graphic and web design to television commercials and software development. Sevada Productions continues to grow, and is widely recognized for landmark projects that push the envelope in terms of content and design alike.
Throughout the 2000s, Art also pursued his passion for filmmaking, by writing, directing, and producing a series of intensely personal films that are also noted for their universal appeal. His credits include his trilogy, comprising "As a Beginning," "Mikosh," and "The Rope," as well as "Three Colors in Black and White" - all of which have received critical acclaim in Europe, the United States, and elsewhere.
In 2015, Art founded GRIGOCORP, a consortium of entertainment and consumer-product companies, with the goal of developing and marketing a diverse range of inventions. Today, cutting-edge products being made or developed by various GRIGOCORP enterprises range from eyewear, modern gadgets, and electric cars to next-generation apps and devices including SFNX, the world's first AI psychologist.
GRIGOCORP is also the originator of a forthcoming annual film event, the DoorFest Los Angeles International Film Festival.