Amanda was looking for a project to challenge and reinvigorate her creativity. As a writer she was drawn to the idea of bringing a poem to life, especially since poets and filmmakers aren't often paired together.
Shahé Mankerian (POET)
Poet Shahé Mankerian is the principal of St. Gregory Hovsepian School in Pasadena and the co-director of the L.A. Writing Project. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Music Center’s BRAVO Award. In 2017, three literary journals, Border Crossing, Cahoodaloodaling, and Lunch Ticket nominated Mankerian’s poems for the Pushcart Prize. Recently, Shahé received the 2017 Editors’ Prize from MARY: A Journal of New Writing.