Director Neo Apelian

Production year 2021

Length 12min.

Country UAE


Idi is an independent loner with a high tech remotely controlled home, who comes back after a long day to have some time to herself. Her otherwise normal evening takes a turn for the worst, when her decision to update the home system suddenly causes her trusty machines to operate autonomously, independent of her. The more Idi tries to regain control, the more she loses it.


Gold Award - First Time Director | Hollywood Gold Awards, USA, 2021

Best Sci Fi | New York Movie Awards, USA, 2021


Neo Apelian
Neo Apelian



Razan Takash


Neo Apelian

Director of Photography

Kirill Kirpak

Production designer

Jordane Chedotal


Neo Apelian, Razan Takash


Cristina Mejia, Nour Safie

Production company(ies)

Razz Reviews

Neo Apelian

Neo (Nechteh) Apelian is an Armenian Lebanese filmmaker based in Dubai. After graduating from the MBRSC Storytelling and Film program at the American University in Dubai, he has since worked on the sets of various local and international commercials, short films, and feature films. He has gained his experience in the production department, before transitioning into directing. In 2017, he earned a win, as an independent short film producer, for the short film Shah Mat in the 48 hour film project Dubai at the Dubai IFF, that later went on to compete for the international 48 hour competition at Filmapalooza FF in Seattle, WA, USA. In 2019, Apelian produced the short film M1das with Jordanian film director Razan Takash. The film screened in over 25 festivals worldwide and won 10 awards including Best Sci-Fi Short at Florence Film Awards and Berlin Movie Awards. Neo Apelian made his directorial debut with the Sci-fi short film Idi in 2021 winning four awards.


Idi (2021, short).

FILMS 2021