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Could your coming of age story be a short film?

I’m not sure if mine would be too exciting and I don’t think casting Abercrombie-esque models would be an accurate representation, but I am sure producer Alexan Sarikamichian might be representing some of our readers’ exploratory experience in COSMOS.

COSMOS is the story of three friends spending a weekend in the woods where true feelings start to arise. Being away from home and surrounded by nature and themselves, makes their true desires possible. In the woods, alcohol, sexual encounters, fights, jealousy and love are part of the same universe.

The movie was shot in the City of Chivilcoy, Buenos Aires, Argentina where Alexan Sarikamichian, the film’s writer, director, and producer used to spend his childhood summers. Born and raised in Argentina, he began his career as a producer with more than 10 short films such as “La Donna” and “Pude ver un Puma” which was nominated at the Cannes Film Festival. He also produced feature films such as “Juana a las 12”, “Paula”, “Juan Meisen ha muerto” and “El Auge del Humano” which had global recognition and gave him the opportunity to attend the San Sebastian Festival.

We caught up with the man with many hats, Alexan, and asked him for a little bit of his time. Using Google Translator, we had a conversation across borders and the English / Spanish language barrier.

Thank you Alexan for your time and your short film! And thanks for the pics from the video as well as some from behind the scenes.

How close was this to your coming of age story? Would your explorations make a good movie?

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