Raised in Montreal by a family of artists and engineers, Arev Manoukian plays with art and technology to tell stories in ways that challenge his imagination. Ever meticulous in his work, Arev thrives on being involved in all aspects of filmmaking, from pre-visualizing his concepts, to cinematography, music and visual effects. He recently turned one of his daydreams into a short film, the stunning hyper-real fantasy Nuit Blanche. The film won the Grand Prize at the LG Film Festival and the coveted Golden Nica at Prix Ars in Europe. It has been highlighted in magazines such as Wired, Creativity, Shots, Motionographer and Stash Magazine. It has also been featured at an exhibition at the MMOMA. Since then, Arev has gone on to direct commercials for Sony, Nokia, 20th Century Fox, Cineplex Cinemas and a music video for six-time Grammy Award winning artist Skrillex. He is currently developing his first feature film.