Born in Iran and raised in the UK, London-based filmmaker Salar Nouri is the founder of Nouri Pictures, the film and animation production company responsible for the creation of the revolutionary CG short film Treemen.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree from University College London, Salar Nouri went on to study directing at the USC School of Cinematic Arts under the instruction of Oscar-nominated director Michael Uno, before bringing an end to his formal education with attending an MA in Text and Performance at the Royal Academy of Drama/c Arts in 2018.
Using his extensive education and widely varied skillset, in combination with his previous experience working on several short and feature films, Salar Nouri founded his film and animation production company just two years after completing his master’s degree.
Treemen is the first film produced and brought to life by Nouri Pictures – established in 2020 – and since its founding, the production company has worked intensively on Treemen for the last 2 years.
Soon to premiere at A-list film festivals, the Nouri Pictures fantasy short film Treemen follows a female protagonist who belongs to a mystical tribe bound inextricably to the traditions of their ancestors.
During the film’s 15-minute running time, the protagonist progresses through a perilous journey of self-discovery, as she questions everything she once knew.
Exploring the vast possibility of CG animation, Treemen – after being in production for two years – harbors an intensely detailed, individualistic animation style that is unique to Salar Nouri and his team, artistic visionaries in the field of animation.
In addition to animating the short film, Nouri also directed, wrote, produced, and edited Treemen.
With Treemen as an exciting start, the Nouri Pictures production company is focused on pushing the boundaries of both CG animation and storytelling, with a motivation to relay impactful stories worth telling – this begins with Treemen which is sure to make its own impact on the short film industry this year.