My Uncle Rafael follows a dysfunctional all-American family who is cast in a reality television show and must invite a stranger into their home-in this case an old Armenian uncle, who has one week to save them from falling apart. The award-winning film stars Missi Pyle (The Artist, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), John Michael Higgins (Yes Man), Anthony Clark (Yes, Dear), Joe Lo Truglio (Role Models), Rachel Blanchard (Road Trip), Carly Chaikin (Suburgatory) and Ursula Taherian.
Directed by former Steven Spielberg protégé Marc Fusco, the film introduces Armenian stage and TV star Vahik Pirhamzei whose successful stage play featuring the Uncle Rafael character serves as the inspiration for the movie. This is the first American comedy to have an Armenian lead character.
My Uncle Rafael was released September 21st, 2012 and stars John Michael Higgins, Missi Pyle, Vahik Pirhamzei, Anthony Clark, Rachel Blanchard, Carly Chaikin, Tadeh Amirian, Jason D. Avalos. The film is directed by Marc Fusco.