Saro Varjabedian, born and raised in Queens, New York, and of Armenian
descent is an award winning international Director and Cinematographer. As a Cinematographer, Saro has photographed eight feature films, one feature documentary, several web-series, countless shorts, and music videos. His work on the short film “Jesus Loves Yusef” has won Saro the Best Student Cinematography Award at the 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival. “Elliot Loves” a feature film, which Saro photographed, has aired on HBO Latino, HBO Zone, HBO Comedy, HBO Go, Cinemax, Cinemax Go and Hulu. His most recent works include the feature films entitled, “Lucky,” “Gold Star,” “Saint Nicholas,” “El Gallo,” the International Lebanese/French Co-Production feature film entitled, “The Traveler” and the international Bulgarian/Cuban Feature film entitled, "Havana Darkness." He most recently finished principal photography on an International action picture in Mexico entitled, "Welcome to Acapulco."
Saro Varjabedian wrote, directed and photographed "After Water There Is Sand" a short film set in Armenia for the purposes of fulfilling his thesis requirements for Columbia University. “After Water There Is Sand" has screened at the 2012 Pomegranate film festival, winning the 2012 PomGrant, screened at the 2012 Arpa Film Festival, the 2013 Boston International Film Festival, the 2013 International Family Film Festival, the 2013 Women and Minorities in Media film festival and the 2013 Golden Apricot International Film Festival. Saro Varjabedian has graduated with a Masters in Film from Columbia University in May 2013 and has recently directed the TV series "The Ridge" which is currently airing on Amazon Prime.