My guest today is a director & producer who operates JFA Studio in Burbank California. We talk about how he made his first film as a refugee from Iran with other refugees, his award-winning (multiple) documentary A Cry From Iran, and how he struggled from editing in a small shared room to finally a huge film studio. We even touch on some unique sleeping tips. Please listen, learn and get inspired I did with Mr. Joseph Hovsepian
[3:00] interview Starts - JFA Studio
[5:30] Joseph is preparing for a new New Short Film in between running his film studio.
[9:20] How Joseph started in the Film Industry
[18:00] Staying humble as you grow in the industry
[23:30] Strategies Joseph took when he needed more gigs in the begging of his career
[25:00] Space shuttle sleeping tips - Youtube:
Sleep with Rocket Ships[28:00] As a refugee in Austria, Joseph shot his first feature film, The Tune Of Nolstagia with his fellow refugees.
[31:00] Growing up in Iran and Josephs first experience with filmmaking
[36:30] Joseph’s father was brutally murdered for his Christian beliefs in Iran. He speaks how this transformed his life and inspired his award-winning (multiple) Documentary called, A Cry From Iran. Watch it here