Our founder HOMA Taj’s first brush with the art of performance came during high school, on Long Island NY, when she briefly studied with the legendary American dancer & choreographer Jacques D’Amboise. A principal dancer of the New York City Ballet, D’Amboise founded the National Dance Institute in 1976 with a mission of “inspiring children through the arts.”
Between 1989 and 1999, Homa studied at the prestigious Stella Adler Conservatory [now Studio of Acting] and worked as a production assistant on a number of independent film and theatre projects, in New York City.
In the 1990’s, she pursued film and video studies with the former Curator of the Harvard Film Archives.
During this time, Homa made a number of short, animation and experimental films including Waiting For Van Gogh and an experimental animation film based on Pablo Picasso’s Blue Period masterpiece Seated Nude Back (1902).
Writer, Director, Co-Producer
The Dealer (feature film, development) and Rene (feature film, treatment)
SHORT | ANIMATION | EXPERIMENTAL FILMS
Writer, Director, Producer:
Steely Eyed Samurai (short film), 2015
Maria’s Comet (short film), 2014
Nantucket Atheneum (short film), 2013
Seated Nude Back (Animation, 1998)
Jennifer Ricci: Portrait of a Poet, Video Documentary, 1999
Waiting for Van Gogh, Video Documentary, 1999
Experimental Animation (16mm), 1999
Producer, Interviewer Video Series: In Conversation with… (Creatives), 2003-present