THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET
directed by Aik Karapetian
You are your own worst enemy
A young man is fired from his job at the sea port and begins to stalk his boss and his beautiful wife. After a blood chilling turn of events, he attempts to escape his past by moving into the lavish mansion previously owned by his boss. The embittered young man tries to assume a new identity and lead a luxurious life, but nothing will prepare him for an unsettling visit by a vaguely familiar guest.
THRILLER DCP/HD - 2014 - LATVIA - 71min
ORIGINAL TITLE THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET M.O.K
CAST Maxim Lazarev, Anta Aizupe, Aris Rozentals
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE Latvian, Russian
PRODUCED BY Locomotive Production
Born on July 10, 1983, in Armenia. He was raised and studied in Latvia. After having received his MA degree in film directing from the Latvian Academy of Culture, Aik Karapetian went on to study at the Académie Internationale des Arts ESEC in Paris where he graduated in 2008. As a director and a screenwriter, he has made a number of short films and has participated in several film festivals. At the Latvian National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps 2007” his short film Riebums (Disgust, 2007) was awarded the title of Best Student Film.
The jury then made a special exception and included the film in the Professional Category, where the film received a prize and received nominations for both, Best Short Film and Best Supporting Actress. Two years later, Aik himself was asked to participate in the jury of the National Film Festival. In 2011, Aik directed the new production of the Latvian National Opera's The Barber of Seville, which was awarded the Best New Production of the season. On 2013 debuted in Latvian National Theatre as a director of the new production of W. Shakespeare’s The Merchant of Venice. People Out There was Aik's debut as director of a full-length feature film, premiered in the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The horror film titled The Man in the Orange Jacket is Aik's second feature film.
Festivals / Awards
Fantasia Film Festival 2014 (Canada)
Fantastic Fest 2014 Austin
Fantastic Cinema 2015 Arkansas BEST FEATURE FILM & GRAND JURY AWARD for BEST DIRECTING
Odessa International Film Festival 2014
Telluride Horror show (USA) 2014
Rome Film Festival 2014
Crossing Europe Linz 2015 - Nightsight section
Stockfish - European Film Festival in Reykjavík 2015