Stephen Sayadian

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Stephen Sayadian, also known as Rinse Dream is a writer, production-designer and director active in the 1980s and 1990s.

He began his career as a Creative Director for Larry Flynt Publications. He's co-written, designed and directed the motion-pictures Nightdreams (part 1,2,3), Cafe Flesh, Party Doll a-Go-Go and Dr. Caligari, a semi-sequel to the 1919 film The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari. The film premiered as an opening night selection (Midnight Madness) at the Toronto Film Festival. In addition to film and videos, he's designed and directed for network television, MTV and the stage. As a print art director he's collaborated on numerous motion-picture one-sheets including films by Brian De Palma, John Carpenter and Tobe Hooper. His print work has appeared in many publications including Zoom.

Further reading[edit]

  • "The Surreal Visions of Rinse Dream" Ultra Violent Magazine issue 4
  • Smith, Jacob. "Sound and Performance in Stephen Sayadian's Night Dreams and Café Flesh" The Velvet Light Trap #59 (Spring 2007).
  • "Dr. Caligari", in: Gods In Spandex: A Survivors' Account Of 80s Cinema Obscura. (UK: Succubus Press, 2007)

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