Please Be Normal
Please Be Normal

Please Be Normal

Director Haik Kocharian

Production year 2013

Length 89min.

Country USA


Please Be Normal is a bold and visionary reflection on the universal problem of choosing the direction of our lives. A young struggling playwright and theater director and his girlfriend are expecting their first child. Victor has a temporary job in construction to make ends meet, but the dusty, dirty job exhausts him. The young couple is about to move out of their bohemian apartment in Brooklyn to the suburbs, all funded by Mary’s father. As Dad keeps buying them things they could never afford, Victor’s claustrophobia and sense of entrapment grows. His inner struggle to meet their expectations seems to be guiding him towards a way of life he is unwilling to accept.


Haik Kocharian
Haik Kocharian



Anette Lewis, Karine Kocharyan


Haik Kocharian

Director of Photography

Ori Lahav, Haik Kocharian

Music by

Stars of the Lid


Jordi Cirbian


Ori Lahav


Louis Cancelmi, Sam Waterston, Elisabeth Waterston, Dana Eskelson

Production company(ies)

Haik Kocharian Films LLC 125 East 84th Street #4A 10028 New York, USA

Haik Kocharian

Born in Armenia, has lived in New York City since 1993. Began his studies at the Armenian Theater Academy and continued his education studying film directing and photography at Brooklyn College. Kocharian had solo exhibitions in different galleries in New York City. He got several awards and also collaborates with various non-for-profit organizations. Haik Kocharian has written and directed six short films including Charlie, which won the Thirteen/WNET Reel 13 Shorts competition in 2007 and was broadcast on Channel 13. In 2007, he wrote and co-produced his first feature, Manhattan Romance, a French-American production.


Please Be Normal (2013).

FILMS 2014