Amber Rose Kandarian

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Amber Rose Kandarian (Ամբեր Ռոուզ Կանդարյան; born 1982) is an Armenian-American filmmaker, founder of Impact International Pictures.[1] Kandarian is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine and was selected to be a video/multimedia artist scholar at Seven Degrees in Laguna Beach.

Kandarian was one of the first ArtsBridge scholars in the Picturing Peace project.[2]


She produced and directed the feature documentary Respect the Doc,[3] a feature length documentary about documentary filmmakers and how they can shift culture. This film had a theatrical release in California and Sydney. Kandarian also taught courses on documentary filmmaking at the Sydney Film School.[4]

In 2005, Kandarian traveled to New Zealand to edit TVNZ's The Rookie on Studio Two with Taylormade Media. During this time, she won the award for best cinematography at the New Zealand 48-Hour Short Film Festival for her mockumentary Bruised Gold,[5] about the dangers of a fictional drug derived from bananas, later shown on the C4 television network.


In 2006 Kandarian was invited to Armenia to assist in the BBC production of A Story of People in War and Peace.[6] During this trip she screened a series of contemporary art videos at the Armenian Center for Contemporary Experimental Art (ACCEA/NPAK).

Impact International Pictures[edit]

While working in documentary film-making, Kandarian began selling luxury yachts to raise capital for her personal production company Impact International Pictures.[1]

Impact International Pictures was founded in 2003. In 2010 Kandarian added three documentary divisions. The first was DocuThesis,[7] a hybrid between documentary and graduate research that allows university students and professors to share research visually to a larger audience. The second was DocuCaseStudy, similar to the Harvard Business Review's written case studies. The third division was called DocuInc, assisting companies film documentaries.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Impact International Pictures - Profile". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  2. ^ "Picturing Peace/Look Again". ArtsBridge America. 2003-06-13. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  3. ^ "Respect the Doc". Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  4. ^ Kandarian, Amber. "Amber Kandarian". Indiegogo. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  5. ^ "Bruised Gold | New Zealand Short Films". 2005-07-12. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  6. ^ Vardan Hovhannisyan. "A Story of People in War and Peace". ITVS. Retrieved 2012-05-24. 
  7. ^ "". 2012-04-14. Retrieved 2012-05-24.