Aram Tertzakian co-founded XYZ Films in 2008 alongside partners Nick Spicer and Nate Bolotin.
Aram oversees XYZ’s content team, which drives creative development, production, and acquisitions for the company. XYZ’s film portfolio features over 100 titles, notably including I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore (Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner), Under the Shadow (BAFTA winner), Arctic (Cannes Official Selection), Vivarium (Cannes Directors Fortnight), Mandy (Sundance, Cannes), as well as The Raid (Toronto Midnight Madness winner, Sundance) and The Raid 2 (Sundance, SXSW).
Before founding XYZ Films, Aram primarily focused on creative development, having held various positions for a diverse group of filmmakers such as director Alexander Payne, producers Frank Marshall and Kathleen Kennedy, and producer Ted Field.
Aram received a Masters of Fine Arts from the UCLA Producers Program in June 2007. He completed his undergraduate study at Georgetown University, majoring in English with a focus on Film. He graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2004.