Cumulo Pictures is a group of talented people - led by writer and director, Ioan Holland - working across the world to make films full of wonder. We've been a growing production team for the last four years as we complete our first major animated production, Cumulus.

 

THE CUMULUS TEAM

 
 

UK based, our team is comprised of people from across the world - from the UK, to the USA, to Brazil - with an array of talents and experience in animation and film production. The Cumulus team has worked on the film as a labour of love, remaining dedicated over four years.

 
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DIRECTOR & WRITER

IOAN HOLLAND

With a passion for clouds and all things nature as the inspiration for Cumulo Pictures and its works, Ioan loves to imagine other worlds: combining original fantastical ideas with familiar life challenges.

Ioan has spent much time travelling across Europe, Asia, and Africa as a video producer and has worked with brands including Daybreaker, Clinique, Kew Gardens, Remote Year with Cumulo Pictures' commercial arm, Cumulo Media - a video production business inspired by the remote team operations for Cumulus.

 
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PRODUCER

GLORIA DANIELS-MOSS

Gloria has been producing award-winning films and reviewing movies for six years.

She took short film, Crossroads, to prestigious film festivals, such as Cannes, and won awards at festivals like Birdies Film Festival in London and the Long Island Film Festival in New York.

Gloria's reviews are featured on official posters & DVDs of movies, including Studio Ghibili's The Tale of the Princess Kaguya.

 
 

ANIMATION

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LEAD ANIMATOR

CHRISTINE KWON

Based in the USA, Christine has worked with greats like Disney, Nickleodeon, and Warner Brothers Animation.

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ANIMATOR

RYAN LANCASTER

Based in Leeds, England, Ryan animated the film's backgrounds, as well as assisting on character animation and colour work

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ANIMATOR

PAOLO DIEGO

A talented animator who has done work for local government, Paolo is based in Brazil.

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BACKGROUND ARTIST

LIJA JURSINS

A talented Yorkshire-born artist in Edinburgh, Lija produces the beautiful backgrounds our animated world is built on.

 
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ADDITIONAL ANIMATION & STORYBOARD

CATHERINE SALKELD

Assisting on Cumulus across the board, Cat is a storyboard artist at Blue-Zoo Animation and has had VR/360 film, Hoodoo, shown at festivals around the world.

CHARACTER COLOUR, STORYBOARD, & CHARACTER ILLUSTRATION

ALISON MOON

An illustrator and educator of various forms of artistry, Alison created the concept illustrations for Cumulus and the movie poster.

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CHARACTER COLOUR & BACKGROUND ILLUSTRATION

MERLE HUNT

Merle works with traditional illustration that reflects the natural world. She produced the concept backgrounds for the team to work from.

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CHARACTER COLOUR 

NAOMI FENN

Based in Cairns, Australia, Naomi is an established graphic designer that helped create the digital watercolour swatches for our characters.

 

CAST

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VOICE OF MISTER BOOBY

WAYNE FORESTER

An accomplished voice actor, Wayne has been part of many big productions - including the modern remake of Captain Scarlet - and plays grumpy bird, Mister Booby.

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VOICE OF PENWYN

RHIAN MARSTON-JONES

Rhian is playing excitable young adventurer, Penwyn, in Cumulus. Experienced in various acting disciplines, Rhian is in-tune with her Welsh heritage and brings the energy of Penwyn to life.

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VOICE OF BRYDER

PHILIPPE NIELSEN

Bryder, Penwyn's worrying Dad in Cumulus is played by up-and-coming voice actor, Philippe. Philippe is bringing his special brand of sensibilities to the character.

RECORDING ENGINEER

JOHN MERRIMAN

RECORDING STUDIO

CROWN LANE STUDIO

 

MUSIC & SOUND

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ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK COMPOSER & SOUNDTRACK MIXER

AARON BUCKLEY

Playing music since he was five years old, Aaron specialises in film soundtracks - and also composes for dance, theatre, and advertising - composing the score for Cumulus.

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SOUNDTRACK MIXER

OLLY SHELTON

A recent graduate from London College of Creative Media and working on the London electronic and experimental scene, Olly completed the mix of the Cumulus original soundtrack.

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SOUND DESIGNER & SOUND MIXER

OWEN PACKER

A passionate sound designer based in London, Owen designed the audio that helped bring Penwyn’s adventure to life.

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SOUND DESIGNER

ANDY PARTINGTON

An accomplished sound designer, Andy works with BBC Radio 4 on The Archers and laid the groundwork for our soundscapes.

 
 
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HARPIST

CERIAN HOLLAND

Cerian, a London-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, has worked with many great artists - including Radiohead, U2, and Sam Smith - and played the harp to provide a soundtrack to Penwyn's journey.

PIANIST

JOOLS SCOTT

Pianist and composer, Jools has worked on the soundtracks for many films - including Aardman Animations - and played the piano as the backdrop to the journey of Mister Booby.

 

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING ENGINEER

NICOLÒ PANZARASA

SOUNDTRACK RECORDING STUDIO

SAE INSTITUTE, LONDON

 
 The Cumulus Cast, from left to right: Wayne Forester (voice of Mister Booby), Rhian Marston-Jones (voice of Penwyn), Philippe Nielsen (voice of Bryder)

The Cumulus Cast, from left to right: Wayne Forester (voice of Mister Booby), Rhian Marston-Jones (voice of Penwyn), Philippe Nielsen (voice of Bryder)

 A successful day of voiceover recordings at Crown Lane Studios in London, from left to right: Wayne Forester (voice of Mister Booby), Rhian Marston-Jones (voice of Penwyn), Gloria Daniels-Moss (Producer), Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Philippe Nielsen (voice of Bryder)

A successful day of voiceover recordings at Crown Lane Studios in London, from left to right: Wayne Forester (voice of Mister Booby), Rhian Marston-Jones (voice of Penwyn), Gloria Daniels-Moss (Producer), Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Philippe Nielsen (voice of Bryder)

 After a day of original soundtrack recordings at the SAE Institute in London, from left to right: Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Gloria Daniels-Moss (Producer), Aaron Buckley (Soundtrack Composer), Jools Scott (Pianist), Cerian Holland (Harpist)

After a day of original soundtrack recordings at the SAE Institute in London, from left to right: Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Gloria Daniels-Moss (Producer), Aaron Buckley (Soundtrack Composer), Jools Scott (Pianist), Cerian Holland (Harpist)

 In the studio recording the original Cumulus soundtrack, from left to right: Nicolò Panzarasa (Recording Engineer), Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Aaron Buckley (Soundtrack Composer)

In the studio recording the original Cumulus soundtrack, from left to right: Nicolò Panzarasa (Recording Engineer), Ioan Holland (Director & Writer), Aaron Buckley (Soundtrack Composer)

 

CUMULUS

AN ADVENTURE NOT TO BE MIST

Our latest production, Cumulus, is a story of an intrepid young Welsh girl. On a walk of the beach decides to run away from her Dad and search of adventure. Discovering a grumpy talking bird, she follows him to the world of the clouds in the sky as he tries stop his chicks from flying the nest.

The animated short film is about adventure and love, that the two lie all around us in many guises, and that sometimes we're given a new perspective to see reveal those things.

Find out more about the story, characters, and the film's production.