The story behind Cumulo Media
It all starts when a fresh-faced Ioan and Gloria meet four years ago at London Waterloo Station and decide they want to work together. After much deliberating, they embark on producing their first animated short film with Cumulo Pictures about an idea Ioan had been developing for several years: Cumulus.
Cumulus: A Story of Love, Clouds, and a Grumpy Bird
Cumulus follows the story of a young adventurous girl who runs away from her dad and finds a talking bird to adventure to the world of the clouds with.
We successfully crowdfunded the film during development to fund fees of all creatives involved - from the voiceover actors, to recording studios, to the concept illustrators, all the way to our team of five animators.
Working with Talent Around the World
Cumulus has been in production with Cumulo Pictures now for three years, with production slated to finish at the end of this year. Working entirely as a remote team, our crew stretches from London, to Leeds, to Edinburgh, to New York, and to Natal in Brazil.
The Power of Remote Teams
We couldn't be prouder of our team at Cumulo Pictures, and this is what inspired us to start Cumulo Media: working remotely with talented individuals across the world, led by Ioan as Director and Gloria as Producer, to produce wonderful content for companies that operate internationally.
Behind the Name
Clouds, the atmosphere, and flying have long fascinated Ioan - evoking feelings of travel, wonder, and freedom. Not only did this love of meteorology inspire the film Cumulus, but also the very name of our production group itself: Cumulo Pictures firstly, before later expanding to Cumulo Media too.
'Cumulo' is the prefix to several clouds formations, such as the classic anvil cumulonimbus cloud, while 'Cumulus' is a classic cloud shape.