Soren, a young owl, is enthralled by his father’s epic stories of The Guardians of Ga’Hoole, a mythic band of winged warriors who had fought…
Zareh Nalbandian has been managing, developing and producing large-scale screen projects for over 25 years. He has collaborated with iconic directors, producers and artists on some of the most successful feature films of our time. Since leading Animal Logic’s expansion into feature film visual effects in 1996 and feature animation in 2006, they have become a world leader in the fields of film development, animation, visual effects and production.
He was Executive Producer on Academy Award®-winning Happy Feet, The LEGO® Movie and its sequels, Walking with Dinosaurs and Peter Rabbit as well as Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole, which was nominated for Best Animated Feature Film at the 2010 Asia Pacific Screen Awards. Other films he has been involved with include The Matrix, Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby. In 2010, he won the Byron Kennedy Award from the Australian Film Institute.
Nalbandian is committed to building a successful, globally competitive digital production industry in Australia. He enjoys strong personal relationships with key US Studio Executives and leading Directors and Producers, in addition to the continued day-to day management of the company. He guides the development of an exciting slate of feature film properties and continues to push the boundaries of digital storytelling. Nalbandian is a member of the APSA Academy.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.