AIK KARAPETIAN was born 10 July, 1983. After having received his MA degree in film directing from the Latvian Academy of Culture, he went on to study at the Académie Internationale des Arts ESEC in Paris, from which he graduated in 2008 as a film director. Aik directed the new production of the Latvian National Opera's THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, which was awarded Best New Production of the season. PEOPLE OUT THERE is Aik's debut as director of a full-length feature film which was premiered in Karlovy Vary IFF 2012 competition. The second feature-length project, a horror film titled M.O.Ж./THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET was premiered at Fantasia Film Festival (Montreal) and FantasticFest (Austin). 2017 will come out his upcoming feature film FirstBorn. Aik is in high demand as a commercial director.