Diyala Muir
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Diyala Muir

Animation DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
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Diyala Muir

Animation DirectorLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Diyala is an Animation Artist based in London. She makes animated films and loops surrounding the human cycles of loneliness and sexual desire. Her abstract narratives reflect the chaotic inner world of her protagonists in a darkly comic and naive style. Since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2016 Diyala has been working both collaboratively and solo for clients such as Channel 4, DAZED, Vodafone, and the School of Life. With a bold, graphic style, Diyala's work stands out and has been described as "raw, punk and gutsy" by the jury at the British Animation Awards 2018, where she won Best Student film for her film 'The Day After the Party.'
Projects
  • He Grew Old
    He Grew OldA commission from the Liverpool Arab Arts Festival, to bring to life the poem 'He Grew Old' by Hamdan Dammag.
  • Imagining Futures
    Imagining FuturesShort video commission for Brixton House theatre (previously known as Oval House) for their Imagining Futures programme, an Arts and DBT skills course for young women in Lambeth & Southwark.
  • VVAACCAATTIIOONN - 'Rodeo' visuals
    VVAACCAATTIIOONN - 'Rodeo' visualsVisuals for the track 'Rodeo' by VVAACCAATTIIOONN I animated this digitally at first, printed out the frames, coloured them in, scanned them, and then fully painted them, and scanned them again. This gave me a lot of footage to play around with and create a hypnotic loop to go with the mellow track. hear more: vvaaccaattiioonn.bandcamp.com/
  • Declan McKenna - 'Brew' Official Music Video
    Declan McKenna - 'Brew' Official Music VideoBetty and Norman begin a long distance relationship that quickly turns obsessive. Their co-dependency leads to mutually assured destruction via two cats and some heart-shaped balloons.
  • The 4% Challenge
    The 4% ChallengeIn collaboration with Ladbury PR and Time's Up UK, I made this short clip for International Women's Day to increase awareness of the 4% Challenge, an initiative to encourage industry people to commit to working with a female Director on a feature film in the next 18 months.
  • Marta's Story
    Marta's StoryCommission for the media company Coda. An animated short detailing the campaign for LGBT+ adoption rights in Portugal.
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Work history
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    Content CreatorVOXI
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Freelance Content Creator for the VOXI brand. Creating bold and unique clips to be used by the VOXI brand in their ad campaigns
    ICA London – Institute of Contemporary Arts logo
    ICA London – Institute of Contemporary Arts logo
    Animation DirectorICA London – Institute of Contemporary Arts
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    I had the opportunity to make my own film through the ICA's STOP PLAY RECORD programme, in partnership with DAZED.
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Skills
  • 2D Animation
  • Creating Stories
  • 2D Visualisation
  • Storyboarding
  • Design
  • Animation Editing
  • Clear Communication
  • Creative Thinking
  • Concepts
  • Illustration
Education
    Royal College of Art logo
    Royal College of Art logo
    AnimationRoyal College of Art
     - London, United Kingdom
    University of Westminster logo
    University of Westminster logo
    BA (Hons) Illustration and Visual CommunicationUniversity of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Best Student FilmBritish Animation Awards
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    Best Graduation FilmPRIMANIMA