Gor Kirakosian’s passion in telling stories led him to filmmaking. He was born in Yerevan, Armenia and as a kid, inspired by comedy movies and all that American cinema had to offer he found his calling. He moved to the United States with his family when he was eleven and settled in Glendale, California. After graduating from John Marshall High School, attended Los Angeles City College, where he excelled in film. His studies laid the foundation for his time at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California.
Gor was in the top five percent of his class at Art Center, where he graduated with Honors in Fine Arts in 2007. As a student, he completed both a short film entitled “I hated the story of Romeo & Juliet,” and a feature length film entitled “Big Story in a Small City,” which he co-wrote, directed and edited. He received rave reviews and 6 international film festival awards, including: “Best Foreign Film” at the Beverly Hills Film Festival; “Best Film” at the DeadCenter Film Festival; and “Best Comedy Film” at the Armenian Comedy Awards.
During his studies, Gor also directed numerous music videos and commercials for the Armenian entertainment market which have aired around the world. In 2009, Gor won “Best Music Video” at the Armenian Music Awards and “Music Video of the Year” at the Armenian Music Television Awards for Mihran’s “If you want to” music video.