Creation Formula
Creation Formula

Creation Formula

Director Nikolay Davtyan

Production year 2013

Length 22min.

Country Armenia


Creation Formula is documentary about the Armenian composer and piano performer Arno Babajanyan, a People’s Artist of USSR and Armenia. “Whatever I compose has an Armenian soul”: the talented artist symbolicly confessed. His creative and performing career lasted for about half a century and from the begining attracted the attention of the art society. The film is not biographical even though the director has tried to represent the composer’s stories with a humorous approach.



Nikolay Davtyan
Nikolay Davtyan



Ruben Gevorgyants, Ruben Jaghinyan


Nicolay Davtyan, Lilit Melkonyan

Director of Photography

Hratchya Harutyunyan

Production designer

Shamir Shahiryan

Music by

Arno Babajanyan


Tigran Kuzikyan


Ashot Mkrtchyan

Production company(ies)

Hayk Film Studio

Nikolay Davtyan

Born 1953, Yerevan, Armenia. Davtyan studied film directing in the Department of Culture of Yerevan State Pedagogical Institute named after Khachatur Abovyan. Since 1969 he worked for TV companies in Yerevan, Moscow, Yekaterinburg, Stepanakert and also at state institutions of Armenia. Davtyan participated in numerous USSR and international festivals and competitions. His films have been rewarded with a number of awards.


The Sinner (1982), In Merry Gyumri (1983), They Say that… (1989, TV film), Right to Be Called a Human Being (1998), Feast of Harvest (2000), The Refugee (2001), Yerevan-Baku (2002), Uncle Valya (2010), Creation Formula (2013).

FILMS 2013