Naryn Igilik

Naryn Igilik

Naryn Igilik | Film & TV Director, Producer.

Naryn Igilik a well-organized and outgoing director and producer based in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Working also as line producer and local fixer. Start work in film and TV production in 1997 and has 27 years experience. Fluent in Kazakh, Russian & English with good communication skills and an extensive network of local production and location contacts, ideally placed to support TV & film production within Kazakhstan and the surrounding territories.

In 2004 he graduated from the All-Russian State Institute of Cinematography. The workshop of Professor V. Naumov.
Diploma in film and television director.

Graduated from Timur Bekmambetov’s Bazelevs School of Screenwriting, Tom Lazarus workshop. University of California Los Angeles.

In his filmography there are more than 30 films.

He 1st AD of the films “Mongol”, “The Old Man/Shal”, “Mech Pobedy”, “Lave” and “Schizo”.

Second unit director of the film “Kazakh Khanate”.

Director of the TV series “Omir otkelderi”.

Producer of the docudrama “Epic Warrior Women: Amazons” for the Smithsonian Institution.

Executive Producer of the National “Tulpar” Film Award.

Vice President of the National Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Best Director and Grand Prix of short films contest.

Participated in international film festivals in Berlin, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Moscow.

Critics Choice Award. “For contribution to the development of cinema”, for the high level of international cooperation.

In 2013, he founded the company “COLIBRI FILMS”, which is engaged in film production and also provides services for foreign film production companies in Kazakhstan.




Naryn Igilik – line producer in Kazakhstan:

Documentary “A greener & better future”

In 2023 Naryn Igilik as local producer help to shoot documentary “A greener & better future” for “CGTN” channel from China.

Documentary “High Consequence”

In 2023 Naryn Igilik as director and producer made documentary film “High Consequence” for “Narrator Group” production company from USA.

Jay Sunny, Producer, USA: “I’m Jay Sunny from Narrator Group located in Colorado, USA. I hired Colibri Films to help us with this film here in Kazakhstan. It’s been a great decision. If you’re considering hiring Colibri Films, I highly recommend you do that. They’ve been great, very professional, very helpful. Wonderful product, wonderful experience.

Documentary “Amazing LEGO Fan Wants to Make the World a Better Place”

In 2021 Naryn Igilik as director and producer made documentary film “Amazing LEGO Fan Wants to Make the World a Better Place”  for “Tash & Co creative” production company from UK.

Natasha Moses, Producer, UK: “Colibri films helped us make a short documentary piece of content, the team were amazing. Given the COVID restrictions we weren’t able to travel to the shoot, but we were in safe hands. Naryn kept us informed at all stages and the resulting film was everything we’d hoped for – happy clients! I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Naryn and his team.”

Filming “Silk Rail Road” documentary for the Discovery Channel

In 2019 Naryn Igilik as fixer organized in Kazakhstan the production of the documentary film “Silk Rail Road” for the Discovery Channel.

Miles Rowland, DoP, Australia: “We used the Colibri team for a factual TV series in Kazakhstan. Naryn was our fixer and translator. It was brilliantly executed, with great content and access. We had a lot of fun in the process. Can’t recommend enough.” 

Shooting “Incredible Journeys – Kazakhstan” corporate film

In 2019 Naryn Igilik as fixer organized in Kazakhstan production of corporate video “Embraer E2 Incredible Journeys – Kazakhstan” for the “TreeTop” production company from UK.

Alastair Mackintosh, Director, UK: “For any film and TV crews looking to shoot in Kazakhstan I’d recommend working with Naryn as a local fixer and translator without hesitation. He provided us with excellent support throughout the planning and shooting, always one step ahead & always with a smile. Thanks for a great shoot!”

Filming “EPIC WARRIOR WOMEN: AMAZONS” documentary drama

In 2016 Naryn Igilik as producer organized the production of the docudrama “Epic Warrior Women: Amazons” for Smithsonian Channel and Viasat History. Produced by “Urban Canyons” production company, UK.

Sebastian Peiter, Producer, UK: “Colibri Exec Naryn is a great Line Producer understanding needs of foreign crews and pulling together complex historic drama shoots. Since we have a very busy schedule of filming the trilogy on three continents, we were looking for an independent private film studio in Kazakhstan. So, we went to the director of COLIBRI FILMS Naryn Igilik. He has behind him such famous films as “Mongol”, “Shal”, “Kazakh Khanate”. I am glad that Naryn and his team have fully met our expectations. In a very short time they were able to shoot realistic scenes in very high quality!”

Award for high level of international cooperation

In 2018, the Association of Film Critics of Kazakhstan awarded Naryn Igilik, the producer of the documentary film “EPIC WARRIOR WOMEN: AMAZONS”, the “Critics Choice” Award in the nomination “For contribution to the development of cinema”, for the high level of international cooperation.

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