Maryam & Varto


Images from the pilot

Anatolia, 1915. Maryam and her brother Varto, two armenian kids, are caught in WW1 upheaval. A turkish young adolescent is given the harsh mission to save them. Together, they will experience a risky but enchanted odyssey.
Nowadays, this adventure has unexpected consequences, whilst a young woman and her son are traveling from Istanbul to France to meet a grumpy old man who doesn’t want to see them. History secrets sometimes hide family secrets, and ghosts are waiting to be reunited.

This project was selected for the Cartoon Movie 2021 pitches.


Production : Tchack

Directors: Alexandre Heboyan et Gorune Aprikian
Screenplay: Gorune Aprikian et Alexandre Heboyan
Artistic director: Luciano Lepinay
Chara Design: Marietta Ren

Original soundtrack (teaser): Karim Lekehal (Gling-Glang Studio)

In coproduction with : ARAPROD et Alain Grandgerard producteur associé

Les Fées Spéciales

We’ve just finished the making of the 14 shots of the pilot, from traditional animation to compositing.

Les Fées Spéciales’ Team : 

Artistic director: Eric Serre

Technical director: Flavio Perez

Financial director: Sophie Marron

Production manager: Natalène Darfeuille & Gabrièla de Carvalho

Production manager assistant: Sophie Menegazzi

R&D manager: Damien Picard & Baptiste Delos

Grease Pencil consultant: Daniel Martinez Lara

Layoutman: Pascal Larramendy

Animators: Angel Binard, Marthe Delaporte, Coline Durtschi, Camille Guillot, Paolo Antonio Garcia, Remi Juillet, Adrien Waszak

Clean & colo: Léa Cluzel, Suzanne Matharan

Compositing: Floriane Nguyen, Julien Delwaulle, Justine Hwang, Guillaume Lesage, Pierre Grillère

Virtual camera developer: SImon Galand

Thanks: Joël Bernis, CG Wire (Kitsu), the Blender Fundation, Damien Courreau, D-ns.