Diran Noubar

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Diran Noubar (born October 5, 1975) is an American film director of Armenian and Italian descent.

Born Frédéric Diran Alexanian in Lyon, France, Noubar is the director of Armenia, A Country under Blockade, a documentary film on the impact of Turkey's blockade of Armenia. The film was featured at the 2005 Myrtle Beach International Film Festival, as well as at the Golden Apricots, Yerevan's International film festival.

His next film, a documentary about gothic metal music, was released in November 2007 on DVD via Century Media/EMI. It portrays British band Paradise Lost as pioneers of the genre. The Film enjoyed great success worldwide in various festivals including Swansea Bay (UK), Everglades (South Africa), and Leipzig (Germany) and was premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival.

In 2007, he directed the music video for the song "Baby" from Serj Tankian's solo debut album Elect the Dead. He also provided a guitar solo for the song "Saving Us" off the same album.

In 2009, Diran followed Portuguese ex-F1 and current WTCC driver Tiago Monteiro around the world for a whole year, shooting an extraordinary movie titled "Tiago Monteiro, The Man In Every Shot". The Film premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film festival.

Noubar is also currently working on a Documentary about Italian Formula One Legend Riccardo Patrese.

At the end of 2011, it was announced that Diran would direct a trilogy of films in Japan. A film about the Tsunami devastated town of Kesennuma, a film about Temples and Shrines within the Tokyo megalopolis and a Film about the Japanese economy seen through the eyes of a young Japanese entrepreneur. All three films will be presented at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Noubar owns the film production company Kayane Productions and the independent record-label Antranik Records, both of which are based in Los Angeles, California. He is also the CEO of Antradocs Ltd, a London-based Documentary Film production company. Noubar resides in Switzerland.

He is father of two kids, Kayane and Antranik Alexanian, both born in New York.

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