Meet the Filmmaker: Tom Khazoyan, “The Enemy God” Trailer

The Enemy God – www.10XProductions.org


EA: Why did you become a filmmaker?

TK: I was always interested in the arts in general and was a musician, training to be a recording engineer, when I started college. But I had also made a few Super8 movies with my dad when I was a kid. I decided I didn’t want to spend my life recording punk bands in a garage, so I stayed in school and got a degree in tv/film production. I love to be able to tell stories through multiple mediums and I liked the connection of art and technology that filmmaking offered. What gets me excited these days is working cross-culturally to create visual stories and mentoring young filmmakers in other cultures. Been doing it 30+ years now (“emerging”!)

EA: What are we going to see at the EFP? Has it screened elsewhere and what are your plans for it?

TK: My film is the trailer for a dramatic feature I produced a few years ago. It’s the true story of a Yanomamo shaman in the rainforest of Venezuela and the spiritual battle for the survival of his people. We did screen it in a number of festivals, the Denver Film Society gave it a weekend at the StarzFilmCenter, and it has had some kind of release in 12 foreign territories, but little in the US. Our distribution deal recently expired so we’ve decided to put some effort into a very soft re-launch on our own. Coming soon to VOD. Just sent deliverables to Spain for a broadcast release in Spanish. (AND, you can buy the DVD on our web site: www.TheEnemyGod.com)

EA: What else are you working on?

TK: I’m currently polishing two feature screenplays. My team is working on eight short films for internet release in other languages. And I teach filmmaking and screenwriting online to high school students.

EA: Tell us one weird thing about you and/or your movies?

TK: Most of the films I’ve made in the last 15 years have been in languages I don’t speak.

EA: Where can people go to find out more about you and your work?

TK: This film’s web site is www.TheEnemyGod.com and we have a Facebook page you can easily find. My team’s site is www.10XProductions.org. We’re a non-profit film production team.

EA: Is there anything you’d like to say about The Emerging Filmmakers Project?

TK: I love EFP because it is a time for people to show their work to the public that’s just about encouraging the work. It’s about the journey of filmmaking, not about the hype. I think that’s an incredibly valuable contribution to the filmmaking community here in Denver.


The Enemy God Trailer will be screening at the July Emerging Filmmakers Project!