Head Above Water

Short Film, 2017

A devoted husband is forced to confront his doubts about remaining the caretaker of his wife suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.


  • 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival Winners
    (LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ) — The 2018 Lighthouse International Film Festival ran from June 7th through June 10th in Long Beach Island.  Here are the winners of this year’s festival awards. Short Film Audience Award – Head Above Water – Director: Asha Shahinian
  • Prizes Sulmona International Film Festival 35
    BEST ACTOR: Chiz Schultz for Head Above Water A credibile and intense performance that conveys the claustrophobic feeling of aging building an accurate and touching human portrait.
  • Winners of 14th Golden Apricot Yerevan Film festival announced
    The 14th Golden Apricot Yerevan International Film Festival summed up the films in competitions. As the official website of the festival reports, the Boards of Juries of International Feature, International Documentary and Armenian Panorama film competitions as well as the FIPRESCI accordingly have announced this year’s competition results at the official closing ceremony of the festival on July 16 held at the Cinema Moscow. The closing ceremony was celebrated also with special Master prize granted by the festival to Joe Berlinger. The ceremony was concluded with the screening of Intent to Destroy by Joe Berlinger. Below are the winners of 14th Golden Apricot Yerevan. Short Golden Apricot: HEAD ABOVE WATER, dir. Asha Shahinian (USA)Hrant Matevosyan Award for the Best Script in the Armenian Panorama: DONALD CRIED, dir. Kris Avedisian (USA)