What do you call a woman who speaks three languages, has a degree in Public Relations, a Master’s Degree in Filmmaking, plays the piano like a concert diva and learned to love films (and English) by watching American movies in her native Russia? How about Brilliant…or simply, Nigina Niyazmatova?
All of the above is true. Nigina is brilliant – and she does have a degree in Public Relations and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Filmmaking. She also became mesmerized by all the American movies she got to see when she was a girl. She would go to the Moscow movie houses as often as her mother would take her and she remembers that of the hundreds of movies she got to see, it was the American movies and American directors who impressed her the most. She realized early on that she would eventually make her own films.
And when the time came, Nigina packed her bags, flew to Los Angeles to learn the craft of filmmaking and begin her career in the movie business.
She has worked on over twenty films, music videos and commercials, and has taken part in every phase of the process of making a film, from scripting to shooting, to directing and editing. One of the latest music videos called “Million and a half”, that she had an honor to work on, was dedicated to 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide. She has also made several short films, including, “Dinner at Audrey’s,” “Walk of Light” and “Love. Secured,” which won international recognition at the Cannes Film Festival. Nigina has worked with hundreds of professionals, including the award-winning actor, Eric Roberts. Lest we forget to mention numerous of feature films such as “Goetia”, “Quarries” and etc. where she successfully took a lead part in the production team. Apparently, hard work and dedication does pay off.
She understands the creativity that’s needed in order to bring an idea or concept alive and capture it either digitally or on film.
She also understands the administrative work that is involved to keep the production running smoothly and on schedule and within budget. She is imaginative as well as practical and knows what it takes to get the job done. Nigina has taken projects from inception to completion and did whatever was necessary to ensure that the film would not only be finished, but also that it would be the best project she ever worked on. That’s how she sees things. Each project she’s involved with gets that same kind of attention.
Ms. Niyazmatova currently lives in Los Angeles and is in pre-production on a script of her own. It is a story based on true events from World War 2.