The General Producer of the Mars Media Film Production Company
Ruben Dishdishyan is a prominent Russian filmmaker and founder of the Central Partnership and Mars Media companies, which are industry leaders in movie and TV production.
His filmography consists of more than 260 works, including the films T-34, Arrhythmia, Mermaid, Taras Bulba, The Brest Fortress, Shadowboxing, Two Days, The House, Star, Earthquake, Light Up, as well as the TV shows Liquidation, Doctor Zhivago, Apostol, The Brothers Karamazov, The Hotel Rossija, Grigory R, Velikaya, and The Golden Horde.
Mr. Dishdishyan has been producing for more than 26 years. In 1995 he founded the production company Central Partnership, and remained its general director for 16 years. Under his management, the company became one of the five largest Russian distributors.
In November 2011 he created Mars Media Entertainment, which produces and distributes movies and TV shows in various genres and formats. In 10 years Mars Media has produced 160 projects for wide distribution, TV channels and online platforms – 125 series, 35 feature films, 710 hours, and got more than 130 prizes and awards at Russian and international film festivals. Among them there are T-34, A Dog Named Palma, The Chiks, Arrhythmia, Loudspeaker, The Golden Horde, The Rossia Hotel, Catherine The Great, The Storm, Restricted Season, Whirlpool, The Star, etc.
The total box office of the company’s films in Russia made up 4.1 billion roubles. Foreign revenues from the projects are around USD 5 mln.
Mars Media is on the list of Russian film production leaders since 2020.
Many of the movies produced by Ruben Dishdishyan have been recognized at Russian and international film festivals in Tokyo, Berlin, Cannes, Venice, Carlovy Vary, Moscow; at Sundance, Kinotavr, and Golden Apricot; and at the national awards Golden Eagle, TEFI, and Nika.
He is a Chevalier of the French Order of Arts and Letters.
In 2011, he was presented with the Movses Khorenatsi medal, the prestigious national award of Armenia.