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Synopsis: Completely created within quarantine, Follow Me for Instant Gratification is an exploration of social media addiction and how it could dilute our concept of reality & love.


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Run Time

7 minutes


Armen Poladian (Man)
Talar Simonian (Woman)
Pauline Poladian (Social Media Star)

Directed by

Armen Poladian

Written by

Armen Poladian

Produced by

Armen Poladian

Edited by

Armen Poladian


Armen Poladian

Director's Statement

The film is an exploration of social media addiction. Completely shot within quarantine, many of the scenes were woven together from numerous people’s remote efforts within their own bubbles. Audio, visuals, and music come together to tell this story of certain social media temptations and how some people might dangerously engage with them.

Director's Bio

Armen Poladian is an Armenian-Canadian film director, writer, producer, and actor. He was born on September 7, 1991 in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker after graduating from the University of Waterloo in 2015. He is best known for his short films: Follow Me for Instant Gratification (2020), Streets of the City (2019), Second Hand (2018), The Moment the Lights Dim (2017), Daddy (2016), and The Don (2015) – official film festival selections have sent his work to: the Pomegranate Film Festival in Toronto, the Arpa International Film Festival in Hollywood, the REEL Recovery Film Festival in Los Angeles and New York, the 401 Film Fest in West Warwick, and the Kitchener Waterloo Film Festival in Waterloo. Music videos include: Pokrig Dzaghig (2018) and Manoug Me (2020).

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