A short science fiction film about boundless love in the face of global erasure.

Made by and for people identifying as queer, women and persons of color.

K and L are cultural conservationists working in a not-so-distant future to preserve the artifacts and histories that are being systematically destroyed by a totalitarian government. When they are in a deadly car accident, time splinters into parallel realities, separating them. Each enters a reality where one dies while the other lives, and they embark on a search between worlds to find each other again.

Set photos taken by Liz Haan during production on the traditional lands of indigenous people including the Multnomah, Kathlamet, Clackamas, Bands of Chinook, Tualatin Kalapuya and Molalla; these areas are also known today as Portland and Hood River, Oregon. 


Kamee Abrahamian
lee williams boudakian
Emily Mkrtichian
Anahid Yahjian


Kamee Abrahamian
lee williams boudakian


Emily Mkrtichian
Anahid Yahjian


TRT: 13 minutes
Language: English
Aspect: 2.35:1 Anamorphic
Format: Digital DCP
Completed in 2018
Production: USA + Canada


K: Kamee Abrahamian
L: lee williams boudakian
Nyree: sidony o’neal


Director of Photography: Moira Morel
Editor: Megan Pollin
Score + Sound Design:Armen Bazarian
Assistant Director: Aileen Sheedy
Script Supervisor: Andrea Juneau
1st Assistant Camera: Danielle Carroll
2nd Assistant Camera: Sarah Lombardi
Gaffer: Lauren Guiteras
Swing: Liz Haan
Key Grip: Desera Silva Frentress

Key Grip: Ryan Fritz
Key Grip: Liz Haan
Hair and Makeup: Kim Terreson
Production Sound:Beatriz Alcaraz
Costumes + Fabrication: Angela Juarez
Art Director: Camille Carpenter
Art Director: Ali Cat Leeds
Digital Imaging Technician: Jeanette Li
Digital Imaging Technician: Sarah Lombardi
Steadicam Operator: Harrisen Howes
Production Assistant: Nora Colie
Production Assistant: Matias Morel
Production Assistant: Sharon Yamen
Location Scout: Liz Haan
Location Scout: Emilia Quinton
Graphics + Visual Effects:Cullen Parr
Color Grading: Elodie Ichter / Harbor Picture Company
Color Producer: Amy Redfern


lee williams boudakian

lee williams boudakian

producer, writer, performer

lee williams boudakian (they/them/theirs) is an Artistic Producer working across Film, Performance, and Digital Media. They specialize in collaborative multi-disciplinary projects that delve into issues of identity, hidden histories, systemic change, and speculative futures. Recent Projects include Dear Armen (2013-2017), Setting Bones (2017), and World of Q (2017-2019). Lee holds an Honours BA from the University of Toronto in Contemporary Visual Studies, English Literature, and Politics; and is currently pursuing a joint Master of Fine Arts (Film and Media Production) and Master of Business Administration (Schulich School of Business) at York University. As a queer, trans & non-binary, mixed-Armenian raised in an immigrant family, lee grew up pulled between many worlds. These experiences shaped their creative practice and commitments to help build thriving and inclusive communities, and worlds that do not rely on the marginalization and exploitation of people or planet. (photo by the amazing k.ho)

Emily Mkrtichian

Emily Mkrtichian

director, producer, writer

Emily Mkrtichian is an American-Armenian filmmaker and writer. Her films touch on themes of memory, place and identity, and have travelled to film festivals around the world and been broadcast on major European TV channels.

Her accomplishments include directing reportage films aired on ARTE France/Germany; producing the award-winning short film 140 Drams (Camerimage, Clermont-Ferrand, Best Int’l short Izmir IFF 2013); the viral web documentary Levon: a Wondrous Life; and the short, visually stunning documentary Traversed, which has traveled to festivals in several countries. In 2016, she created an immersive multimedia installation after going on tour with jazz prodigy Tigran Hamasyan through Armenia and Turkey. The piece, Luys i Luso, has been exhibited in Yerevan, Munich, Los Angeles, New York, and Istanbul – and continues to travel. She is currently working on her first feature documentary about the women deminers of Nagorno-Karabagh. “Transmission” is her first narrative film.

Kamee Abrahamian

Kamee Abrahamian

producer, writer, performer

Kamee was born into an Armenian family displaced from the SWANA (southwest asian, north african) region, and grew up in an immigrant suburb of Toronto. They arrive in the world today as a queer and feminist mother, interdisciplinary creative, scholar, writer, producer, and facilitator. They have a BFA/BA in film and political science (Concordia University), an MA in expressive art therapy (European Graduate Institute), and soon to be MA/PhD in community, liberation, indigenous and eco psychologies (Pacifica Graduate Institute). Their work is steeped with relational, generative, visionary and liberatory practices oriented towards ancestral reclamation, diasporic futurism, and radical imaginaries. They have published both literary and academic work, facilitated workshops, and exhibited and curated art, films and staged performances internationally. Most recently, Kamee has been working freelance under Saboteur Productions (founder) and collaboratively through Kalik Arts (co-founder).

Anahid Yahjian

Anahid Yahjian

director, producer, writer

Anahid Yahjian is an independent writer, director and producer of experimental, documentary and narrative cinema. After graduating with honors from Occidental College with a bachelor’s degree in English and Comparative Literary Studies and a minor in Film and Media Studies, she moved to Yerevan, Armenia, where she interned at Bars Media Documentary Film Studio (A Story of People in War and Peace, Tribeca 2007) and later became the creative director of ONEArmenia, a non-profit crowdfunding platform based out of New York City and Yerevan.

In addition to the award-winning short documentaries she directed as a student, she produced the internationally awarded narrative short, 140 Drams (Camerimage, Clermont-Ferrand 2013), contributed additional cinematography and conceived of the story behind the feature documentary Spiral (IDFA Bertha Fund 2015, GAIFF 2017), shot and co-directed the viral web documentary LEVON: A Wondrous Life (2013), shot and co-directed the experimental cine-triptych, Corpus Callosum (Experimental Forum 2016), and most recently worked as a post-production supervisor on the documentary television series Jungletown (Viceland 2017). Transmission is her first narrative work.


WORLD OF Q is a multi­-phased collaborative filmmaking initiative featuring films and media art that all revolve around the central storyworld, with each film exploring a different dimension of the storyworld. We have devised a collaborative filmmaking process where all participants involved in the project build/bend the rules of the storyworld, where actors shape their characters, where cast and crew are agents in the process guiding its direction, and where all the folks involved in the project are of the communities represented in the films.

Special thanks to the Canada Arts Council supporting this project.
Production of Transmission is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

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