Robert Machoian Graham

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Robert Machoian Graham is a filmmaker and university professor. He has directed films that have been accepted at the Sundance Film Festival. He is also an associate professor of photography in the Design Department at Brigham Young University.

Graham, whose filmmaking is credited to Robert Machoian, was raised in King City, California, and received his bachelor’s degree from California State University Monterey Bay. While studying there, he co-created the experimental short film “Ella and the Astronaut” with Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck. The film played in film festivals internationally. While studying at the University of California, Davis, he and Ojeda-Beck collaborated on “Charlie and the Rabbit,” which was accepted into the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and then played in other film festivals internationally. Another experimental short film “Symphony No. 1 in Four Parts” also played internationally.

He co-directed and wrote “God Bless the Child” (2015), which won the Best Narrative Feature award at the 2015 Atlanta Film Festival. He also wrote and co-directed “Forty Years from Yesterday” (2013). He directed and wrote “The Minors” (2019) for which he was awarded the Short Film Special Jury Award for Directing at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. He wrote, directed, produced, and edited “The Killing of Two Lovers” (2020), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2020. It was acquired by Neon for distribution and was released in February 2021.

Four of his short films have been accepted into the Sundance Film Festival in less than ten years. “The Killing of Two Lovers” is his first feature-length film to be accepted.

He is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.