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HOMA’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 John Gianvito, the former Curator of the Harvard Film Archives and a recipient of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Ministry of Culture (2001).

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).

 

FEATURE FILMS

Writer, Director, Co-Producer

The Dealer (feature film, development), 2017

Rene (feature film, treatment), 2018

 

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Experimental Animation by Homa Taj, 1999

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

 

 

OTHERS

Producer, Interviewer Video Series: In Conversation with… (Creatives), 2010-present

Founder and Editor, MUSEUMVIEWS, 2003-Present

Writer & Producer, Pilot episodes on Museums & Collectors, Summer, 2002 – Arts Nantucket,  Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA

 

*Over the past several years, Homa’s travels have taken her to various international film festival where she has made the acquaintance of a great number of filmmakers, throughout Europe and North America including: Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Zurich, London, New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Doha, Oxford, Dublin, Miami and others.

Maria Mitchell's Comet 1847, A short film by Homa Taj based on a poem by Frank Cunningham-Nantucket-7          Nantucket Atheneum - Short film by Homa Taj          Steely Eyed Samurai- a short film by Homa Taj