[Interview] Bardya Ziaian, Founder Of Bardya Pictures Ltd

Bardya Ziaian

Bardya Ziaian is president and CEO of SITTU Group Inc., a world assume tank centered on creating options from current monetary macro environments. The former President & CEO of Pario Technologies Corp. and founding father of BBS Securities Inc. along with Virtual Brokers (ranked the “Best Online Broker in Canada ” by the Globe and Mail) has a strong 20 years of experience inside the fintech world.

However, he not too way back embraced his life-long passion and have develop into a film producer and actor by launching his film agency, Bardya Pictures Ltd.

We spoke to Bardya Ziaian on his entrepreneurial journey in film.

Tell us about your background and the best way you obtain started on this line of labor.

Bardya Ziaian: My full grownup life, my occupation and dealing life has been centered spherical finance. I’ve constructed corporations, managed a complete bunch of 1000’s and 1000’s of {{dollars}} and situated success. Despite what some may think, there is a positive diploma of creativity that is demanded in enterprise and finance, notably with entrepreneurship. I felt this completely different facet of me, the best way extra ingenious factors of myself had been untapped and I’ve aged, I’ve realized that to not embrace which may lastly equal one factor lacking in my life. So, I made the selection, earlier to the pandemic, that I is likely to be taught scriptwriting, assemble an amazing group, and make a daring switch into the film commerce.

Films have on a regular basis impressed me. From the first time I stepped foot proper right into a film present. They ship laughter and data; remind us to treasure moments with members of the family and to value our time on this planet. I wanted to be a part of that magic.

Tell us about your current agency, Bardya Pictures Ltd.

Bardya Ziaian: Well, we started writing and pre-production of our first film Super Dicks merely sooner than the pandemic hit. The course of went alongside the strains of manufacturing the idea, writing the script, securing the funding, discovering the experience after which producing the film.  Now, fairly a bit goes into each of those steps, which had been notably onerous since neither myself nor many members of my group had connections to the film commerce and had been unaware of the standard working procedures. Still, I wanted us to all be taught collectively. That was a serious goal, because of teams that be taught collectively function greater long-term.

We accomplished manufacturing of Super Dicks, which is a comedy blended with cultural undertones. Now, everyone is conscious of comedies can run the gamut from slapstick to fashionable, this one is witty and thought-provoking.

We had been ready to ship some unimaginable experience onboard after we solidified a whole lot of the pre-production. Lead actors Paul Braunstein, Michael Man, Jennifer Hui, Greg Bryk (of Saw V), and Keara Graves (from the Netflix assortment Grand Army) launched years of experience to the film.

We not too way back launched manufacturing of 1 different comedy tentatively titled, “Golden Boy” that may probably be directed and executively produced by Damian Lee, a veteran inside the film commerce. We aren’t revealing too many particulars about this latest enterprise, apart from that we’re all excited and the stable is phenomenal.

What impressed you to vary into an entrepreneur and assemble your company?

Bardya Ziaian: When you take a protracted check out the film commerce, what’s  certainly one of many greatest challenges? Financing. Bringing productions out of the crimson is one factor of which even primary film companies battle. With a background in finance and a driving wish to embrace my creativity, it merely appeared pure and correct that I would enterprise into this commerce. Was it technically a leap of faith; a hazard? Absolutely, nevertheless usually various the most effective objects in life come from as soon as we take into account in ourselves and in what we’re capable of create with others.

What does your company do? What draw back are you fixing? What is the most important setback or drawback you would have wanted to face? How did you overcome it?

Bardya Ziaian: I favor to imagine we’re bringing much-needed levity to people, whereas moreover bringing a message of cultural acceptance and the embracing of our variations. The full goal of my agency is to spice up people’s lives through laughter and environment friendly communication. Amazing points happen when people be a part of through shared laughter.

Our greatest drawback was starting a enterprise whereas the pandemic was in full swing. We adopted all pointers to keep up our people protected whereas moreover navigating manufacturing. It was troublesome, to say the least.

I take into account the company was ready to beat the setbacks simply because the group I assembled has an progressive mindset. When there are roadblocks, we don’t stop in defeat, we immediately begin discovering choices.

What do you assume the next 5 years will ship?

Bardya Ziaian: Greater innovation all through the film commerce which will make it further fairly priced. I really feel which will suggest higher creativity basic and may open it as a lot as further people, since it’s going to not be as cost-prohibitive. Also, the likelihood of setting up a income from film will probably be elevated because the value of producing will decrease.

To shut, what piece of advice would you give to completely different entrepreneurs or people attempting to watch your path?

Bardya Ziaian: I really feel you utterly ought to observe your passion, wherever it leads. Sometimes which will suggest taking risks, nevertheless what life is worth residing with no few calculated risks alongside the best way through which?