Cumulus Clouds

Combine touching, beautiful, humorous, spiritual and horrible scenes from existing and even non-existing films and show via animation within a 15-minute period.

  • Naira Muradyan
  • Naira Muradyan
  • Susanna Khachatryan
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    58,000 USD
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Director Biography - Naira Muradyan

Naira Muradyan was born on December 17, 1961 in Yerevan. In 1977 she went to Terlemezian Art School where studied painting. Starting from the 1980 she worked as a production designer in the animation department at the Armenfilm studio. Together with other members of the department Naira formed a surrealistic language of the Armenian school of animation, which is the most rebellious and cheerful in the Soviet scene. From 1997 to 2008 she was a set decorator and costume designer in theater. During the same time she worked as an animator and production designer on television. In 2005 Naira delved into her own animations and since then has produced 10 short films. Her shorts The Road, Little Soldier and Ballet have received prizes at several international film festivals. Naira’s latest film, The Winged, premiered at the Golden Apricot International Film Festival in 2021.

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Director Statement

My initial inspiration was born from a deep nostalgia for my favorite films, a burning desire to recreate the most poignant moments in my own unique way. Additionally, my artistic curiosity led me to translate my personal impressions into the realm of animation.
As the film unfolds, our protagonist, Parajanov, will provide witty commentary during select scenes, adding a touch of humor to the narrative.