Muriel is an Israeli-Iranian Film director, emerging from Tel-Aviv's art & music scene. She graduated with honors from Thelma Yellin school of the Arts, where she has mentored under Israeli-Lithuanian theater director Arthur Kogan, followed by film director Yariv Horowitz. While studying in the Film Directing program in Calarts, Muriel wrote, directed and shot JAVIER, a 5-minute short which was selected to open the 2015 Film Directors showcase at REDCAT theaters in Los Angeles, and was since distributed to several International companies & cinematheques. Muriel recently received her MFA in Film Directing from The American Film Institute (AFI, 18').
Muriel's films delve into the cores of the human condition, explore taboo, emotion and transgression through visceral storytelling, and provoke the classical narrative structure.
Name: Muriel Naim
Lives in: Los Angeles, California
Company: Disney + ABC Television Group
Occupation: Director, Editor, Photographer (Still), Screenwriter, Script Consultant, Researcher and Filmmaker
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer Krzysztof, an introverted 10 year old, faces his father's decision to hide a Jewish boy from a nearby village in the family's house. As the new boy prompts the father's attention, Krzysztof develops a flammable jealousy towards the other boy which reaches a dangerous peak and leads him to an irreversible act. Written by Muriel Naim
The Perfect Dinner
Film (Comedy and Short) Second Unit Director Add a Plot »
The Garden Party
Film (Short and Drama) Director Add a Plot »
Film (Mystery and Short) Director, Writer, Producer A modern gaze at the case of Kaspar Hauser, Israel 2000.
Film (Drama and Short) Director, Writer, Editor A mother's abandonment.
Best Directing in Short Film // Bali International Film Festival
American Film Institute Conservatory (Los Angeles, CA)
California Institute of the Arts (Valencia, CA)