Jamie Kennedy and Angela Sarafyan Star In ‘Lost And Found In Armenia’

Jamie Kennedy

LOS ANGELES—Red Tie Films’ Lost and Found In Armenia, the first-ever all Armenian-financed major motion picture, begins filming this week in the U.S. before continuing production this summer in Armenia. Jamie Kennedy and Angela Sarafyan star in the romantic comedy, directed by Gor Kirakosian and produced by Maral Djerejian and Valerie McCaffrey. Lost and Found in Armenia, a bilingual feature length film, is the first production by Red Tie, an independent film production company based in Los Angeles.

Jamie Kennedy stars as the son of a U.S. Senator who goes missing while vacationing in Turkey.  He finds himself in a small village in Armenia where a beautiful young woman, played by Angela Sarafyan, joins him in his adventures and misadventures along the way. 

Filming began in Los Angeles with internationally known American-Armenian attorney Mark Geragos making his feature film debut as himself negotiating with Turkey on behalf of the senator and his son. Production continues this week at a beautiful seaside resort in San Diego before continuing its seven week schedule later this summer in Armenia.

Kennedy, known for his role as Randy Meeks in Scream, Scream 2 and Scream 3, wrote, produced and starred in Malibu’s Most Wanted and created and starred in the hit reality show, “The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” for the WB.

Angele Sarafyan

Angela Sarafyan stars in the upcoming The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Parts 1 and 2.  Among her film credits are A Beautiful Life, The Informers and Kableuy. She presently stars in the Fox comedy series, “The Good Guys.”

“Lost & Found in Armenia” is a Red Tie Films production helmed by award-winning director Gor Kirakosian (Big Story in a Small City). It is produced by  award-winning producer and casting director Valerie McCaffrey (American History X, Neo Ned) along with Maral Djerejian (Sideways).


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  1. Andy said:

    I am guessing this is a story of an Armenian girl falling in love with an odar. Is this really what we need to preserve the Armenian young generation from assimilating? I hope my guess is wrong.

    • kevo said:

      Your guess is correct Andy. I think it stinks also. On the bright side, if this story line was played out across the border the movie would be about a young Turkish girl falling in love with an American only to have her parents chain her up in the barn before burying her alive.

    • Shant said:

      You are absolutely right. I dont even know where to start, maybe with the fact that the facebook page below is trying to collect donations for the movie. Any Armenian with any sense should know that there are better places to send donations. I dont care if “A portion of the profits will be donated to The World Children’s Transplant Fund Armenia.” The morons who donate to this should send the money directly there.

      This, like many other things, is just going to turn into a distraction where Armenians can get excited about their so-called “Armenianness” while ignoring other things that deserve attention. “Look, theres a movie financed and about Armenians! We must be coming up in the world.” We are not. And turning us into caricatures of ourselves (much too late, I guess), is not going to help anyone.

      As an aside, Mark Geragos can go fall off a cliff. He can raise all the money he wants, and talk about Armenian causes all he wants, he represents the scum of the earth and THATS what other Americans will associate with Armenians.

      Wake up everyone. Concentrate your energy, whether its donations, prayers, or other efforts in pure and meaningful ways.

        • Shant said:

          Yes, because “lightening up” has done wonders for the world. And we get it, you have something to do with this movie, stop including the link in every comment. Its an inch below anyway.

        • Tony said:

          Thanks for the link. I saw the clip on YouTube and the movie looks like it will be great!
          There never has been a movie about Armenians that didn’t focus on genocide. Finally a happy movie! It is what the Armenian community needs, especially reading some of these comments here.