• 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.