CAST

ARMEN RA

Glamorously eccentric and enigmatic Theremin master Armen Ra recounts his dynamic journey in this life-spanning documentary that mixes rare concert performances, candid interviews, and archive material with the magical power of music that can alchemize ancient sorrow into timeless beauty.

AMANDA LEPORE

Acclaimed photographer David LaChapelle calls Amanda his “muse”. Amanda’s photos with David have appeared in magazines all over the world. (SOURCE IMDB)

 “We were a lot different than the other kids, you know?”
-Amanda Lepore on Armen Ra

PATRICIA FIELD

Wardrobe Director/Costume Designer. Best-known for her work on The Devil Wears Prada (2006), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, and HBO’s Sex and the City (1998), for which she received multiple Emmy Awards; Patricia Field has also received acclaim for her work on Ugly Betty, Faith & Hope, and both Sex and the City films. (SOURCE IMDB)

“He’s from the same school. for example, as Klaus Nomi, where everything was perfect.”
-Patricia Field on Armen Ra

JUSTIN TRANTER

Justin Tranter is an American musician and jewelry designer. He was the lead singer and songwriter of Semi Precious Weapons, a New York “garage glam” rock band. (SOURCE WIKIPEDIA)

“As a drag performer it’s all the flare and glare, and the whole thing. Now that he is creating music, it’s like he doesn’t need to do that anymore, he just lets the music speak for him, which is just chilling.”
-Justin Tranter on Armen Ra

MASAMI ASAHINA

Masami Asahina was born in Gifu Japan.  She started her classical piano training at the age of 6 and has continued her love affair with the piano all through her life.  Masami obtained a master’s degree in piano from Aichi-kyoiku University. In 2008, Masami moved to Los Angeles California where she has been co-writing and performing with some of the top musicians in LA. (SOURCE MASAMUSIC.COM)

CREW

MATT HUFFMAN

Executive Producer, Producer

Matt has worked with Hallmark Hall Of Fame, and award winning director John Erman, Malpaso, and director Clint Eastwood for several films, and most recently Susan Smith at The Susan Smith Co. Matt holds a BFA from The Conservatory for Theatre Arts at Webster University. A Graduate of The New York Film Academy, Matt has completed several short films, directing original work and collaborating with filmmakers Holly Hunter, Tim Robbins, and The Actors’ Gang Theater.

ROBERT NAZAR ARJOYAN

Director, Editor

Robert Nazar Arjoyan was consumed by rock & roll and movies as a child, especially those directed by Martin Scorsese and Steven Spielberg. He studied at the USC School of Cinematic Arts, and since then has worked as a writer, producer, and director of shorts, commercials, and features in Los Angeles. He typically chooses to edit his own projects, and often writes original music as scores for his films.

GEVORG SARKISIAN

Director of Photography

An alumni of the AFI Conservatory’s prestigious Cinematography program, Gevorg Sarkisian’s career as a Director of Photography has had a fantastically strong surge upward.  Known for his ability to compose and light any subject with masterful precision, Sarkisian is a diverse artist with his lens in films, commercials, television, music videos, and web based programs.

Armed with his keen instinct, Sarkisian’s approach to filming When My Sorrow Died in glorious 4K raises the cinematic experience to a breathtakingly aesthetic level.

ARMEN RA

Production Design

A lover of all things glamourous, Armen Ra’s aesthetic is highlighted in his elegant abode featured in this film.  When he’s not wonderfully captivating audiences, our star Armen Ra surrounds himself with the glittering enchantments of beloved classic Hollywood ideals in an environment dripping with jewels and pulsing with seductive hues.