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.
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).