• Biography

    Born in Uzbekistan and raised in Russia, Alia Azamat is a published Poet turned Award-Winning Filmmaker. At the age of 18 Alia moved to New York to pursue a career in Film and TV. She won a talent-based scholarship at the New York Film Academy and graduated as a Screenwriter. Ever since Alia works as a Writer-Director and Script Supervisor. In 2015 Alia started a Script Doctor practice and has served as a writing consultant on more than fifty film and television projects to this date.

    Alia Azamat was born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan and raised in Moscow, Russia by her paternal grandmother, soviet writer and journalist Rano Abduraimova. Alia was heavily involved in drama and literature club during high school, and graduated as an Honor student and valedictorian.

     

    Her father, Azamat Abduraimov is a Champion of 1994 Asian Games who started his soccer career in 12 times Soviet Champion soccer club Spartak Moscow. Alia's paternal grandfather Berador is the Master of Sports of the USSR and the best Uzbek goals scorer of the 20th century, he is also considered the greatest football player in the history of Uzbek football.

     

    Alia started her career in 2006 as a sports columnist in Otechestvenny Futbol monthly magazine, later shifting to more of a reportorial style in a Russian national newspaper Uchitelskaya Gazeta. Alia'd achieved an impressive journalistic career for her very young age only to realize that her true love and her true talent lay in dramatic writing and visual storytelling.

     

    From 2008 to 2010 Alia collaborated with United Nations as a Writer/Director of their International Peacemaking Festivals in Moscow. Alia was Honored with a UN medal for the Heart to Heart and We Live Dreaming of Peace screenplays, as well as UN Acknowledged for writing and directing a play Michael Jackson: Peacemaking and Sadako, a short film about Sadako Sasaki - one of the most widely known victims of Hiroshima nuclear attack remembered through the story of one thousand origami cranes she folded before her death.

     

    In 2012 Alia created and hosted a daily radio show Azamat's Champions on Radio Terra which became one of the most popular entertainment radio shows at that time.

     

    Already having a prominent Poet career in Russia, in 2013 Alia wrote a song "Solnce" for a popular music band Sahar. The song became chart-topping hit in Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan and was frequently rotated on Ukranian radio stations.

     

    In 2014 Alia moved to the New York city to pursue a career in Film and Television. She won a talent-based scholarship and graduated from the New York Film Academy as a Screenwriter. Ever since she is working in the US film industry as a Writer-Director, Script Doctor and Script Supervisor.

     

    Alia is best known for her emotional, often ensemble cast, linear storytelling with a use of unconventional narrative devices, such as retrospect, dream sequences and flashbacks. Any extreme violence in her films is suggested off-screen. The genre of Thriller and female-driven Drama became of a specialty of Alia Azamat. She often shows a relationship between an older experienced character (Mentor/Coach) and a younger ambitious Protagonist in a manner similar to a parent-child. Alia grew up in the Moscow city but spent most of her summers in the family mansion in Tashkent surrounded by water and mountains, which later became an inspiration for her to set most of her films in the nature-wealthy environments like California, Australian beach-towns and Upstate New York.

     

    As a young girl, Alia became intrigued with Kabbalah and Backgammon, two hobbies she continues to have to this day. In fact, Alia is an Expert Backgammon player and a Winner of the 2015 Capital Classic Backgammon Championship held in Washington D.C., as well as a Winner of the 2016 Ultimate Backgammon Tournament held in San Antonio, Texas. She is a numerous-time Finalist of such distinguished US Championships, as Las Vegas Open and New York Metropolitan Open.

  • CV

    Selected work

    MAMA (Short)

    Writer-Director

    Writer

    Directed by Razz Leonard

    The Cycle (Short)

    Co-Writer

    Directed by Doug Roos

    Am I Pretty (Short)

    Co-Writer & Executive Producer

    Co-Written and Directed by Paul Newnam.

    Starring MARVEL Daredevil's Peter Shinkoda.

     

    Script Doctor

    Directed by Ethan Tang

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Shira Levin

    Assistant Producer

    Directed by Marc Taurisano

    Production Assistant, S1E3

    Created by Jenna Bans

    Production Assistant, S4E2

    Created by Joseph Weisberg

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Daniel Gras Pujalt

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Andy Truschinski

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Mitchell Lazar

    Script Supervisor, Season 1

    Created by Rachel Kay Barclay

    Directed by Kayla Conroy

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Mike DeBarr

    Handy Man (Short)

    Script Supervisor

    Script Supervisor,

    "No Matter What"

    Directed by Chloe Sarbib

    Humira

    Joint Erosion Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Hadleigh Arnst

    Client: HUMIRA

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Micah Perta

    Client: truTV Cable Channel

    UPFRONT

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Ira Rosensweig

    Client: truTV Cable Channel

    Script Supervisor

    Empty ESPN Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Shaun Collings

    Client: ESPN Cable Channel

    Paramour No More TV Pilot

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Caroline Stucky

    Aleppo (Short)

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Anthony Grippa

    Humira

    I'm the Proof Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Hadleigh Arnst

    Client: HUMIRA

     

    Walmart

    August Deals

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Hadleigh Arnst

    Client: Walmart

     

    QVAR

    I Can Do It Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Caitlin Felton

    Client: Teva North America

    Samsung

    Galaxy Tab S4 Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Daniel Navetta

    Client: SAMSUNG

     

    DOVE

    Dry Shampoo

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Catherine Orchard

    Client: Unilever

     

    Walmart

    (NDA-protected)

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Iram Parveen Bilal

    NY KNICKS 2018

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Billy Pols

    Producer: Cedric Mazzara

    Client: Madison Square Garden

    RAYMOUR & FLANIGAN Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Catherine Orchard

    Client: Raymour & Flanigan

    CREED II Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Bianca Swartz

    Client: Warner Bros. Pictures

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Greg Jardin

    Client: Netflix

    GLASS

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Rajan Patel

    Client: Universal

    ESTEE LAUDER

    Commercial

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Jean Claude Thibaut

    Client: Estee Lauder

    PROTEGE (Short)

    Script Supervisor

    Directed by Warren Fischer