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Aaron Orullian

Orange County School of the Arts
Director, Film & Television Conservatory
Santa Ana, CA
Aaron Orullian came to OCSA in 2002 as a teacher and independent filmmaker and now serves as Director of its Film & Television Conservatory. After getting a degree in film from Brigham Young University in 1997, he worked in development with the Cort/Madden Company at Paramount and as a literary assistant for the Chasin Agency in Hollywood. In 2001 Mr. Orullian received a teaching credential from Cal State University Fullerton, coming to OCSA shortly thereafter to develop the film studies and screenwriting programs for the Film and Television Conservatory.

Aaron Orullian has continued to work on independent features and short films while mentoring his students on film production and screenwriting. He has judged the American Screenwriters Association annual script contest and assisted the Newport Beach and Sundance Film Festivals. Aaron Orullian was a finalist for the Sundance Writers Workshop in 2004 and has won other awards for screenwriting and short fiction. In 2007, he was one of twenty art teachers nationwide to win the prestigious Surdna Arts Teachers Fellowship which enabled him to make a short film with his students as well as attend the Toronto Film Festival. Aaron Orullian became Director of Film and Television in the fall of 2007.