Artists And Derelicts Signs Director Armen Djerrahian
New media collective and production company AND (Artists and Derelicts) is excited to announce the addition of filmmaker Armen Djerrahian to their roster.
Formerly a freelance photographer and writer, Djerrahian joins the AND team with a strong background in music, art, fashion and culture. He’ll help to push the boundaries of creative expression and compelling content for AND’s wide range of projects across commercials, music videos, experiential advertising, art and film.
“Armen brings a fresh and fearless perspective to filmmaking, and that energy is apparent in every project he touches,” notes AND Executive Producer Missy Galanida. “We’re thrilled to have him on board.”
With a talent for photography and film rooted in the urban underground cultures of Paris, Djerrahian brought his passion for writing and directing to New York. Since making the move, Djerrahian has had the opportunity to work with some of the industry’s most iconic artists and brands, including a Vibe Magazine shoot with Usher, a series of short films he wrote and directed for Van Cleef & Arpels and ELLE, and an ad campaign he worked on with Spike Lee, among others. In 2010 he was nominated for a BET “Best Video of the Year” Award for directing R&B artist Melanie Fiona’s video “It Kills Me.”
SInce its launch in 2011, AND continues to build upon its reputation for creating award-winning work for brands including Adidas, Revlon, and Aquafina, and artists such as Mary J. Blige, Kelly Clarkson, and Alicia Keys.
Artists and Derelicts is a new media collective committed to bringing to life compelling and provocative content for a wide range of media, including commercials, music videos, integrated content, experiential advertising, art and films. Launched in July 2011, we are a proactive production company dedicated to championing the messages of artists or brands in fresh and innovative ways.