I tell women centric stories. From real-life situations. Raw and uncomfortable. Ironic and melancholic. Hilarious and sad. Never self-pitying. Unapologetic. These women are badass and rebellious outcasts from society's pov. Living their lives guided by their own rules. Getting lots of sh*t for that.
Currently, I’m writing 1) a fiction which I’ll adapt to a screenplay for miniseries and 2) a podcast script. I’m pondering different formats of storytelling, and nowadays opportunities are endless.
I use pen name “Vera Kazarian.” It’s not fictional: Vera is my second name and Kazarian is my mom’s maiden name. I always preferred this combination to my official one.
I was made in the capital of (dying) USSR, raised in free Russia, and matured in an unrecognizable country. They threw Armenian, Russian, Jewish, Ukrainian, and a dash of Gypsy blood in my system, mixed it, shook it, and voilà - here I am.
When I was a kid I attended an acting school. Our final exam was to convey sufferings of a chair with three legs. After my performance, a professor announced: a drama stage actress is born! But I always loved storytelling and writing.
6 years ago I moved to France, living “between” two countries since then. I identify myself as a Russian with a Western set of values.
Unique traits: I generate ideas on-the-go. I don’t know what “writer’s block” is. My writing struggle is to stop ideas galore and focus on 2-3 things.
International University of Monaco