Karu-Karu

Metaphors in Motion

About us

We are a couple of audio-visual storytellers who brew metaphors to concoct smiles, tears and other things in between.

In Quechua, one of the Native South American language families, KaruKaru means "very far away".

Ethos & Interests

Nurturing our audience's capacity for wonder

Exploration of metaphorical relations between image-sound-text

Search for strong philosophical cores

Critical questioning driven by curiosity

Work on projects driven by ethical principles (basically doing the right thing towards all living beings)

We offer

Audiovisual Storytelling

2D Animation

Sound Design & Music

Concept Art, Characters & Backgrounds

Illustration, Comics, Multimedia projects

Projects in English / Spanish


Ana María Méndez Salgado

production designer / illustrator / director

anamaria-art.com

Carlos A. Manrique Clavijo

sound designer / composer / creative producer

audio-fabula.com

Ana has created award-winning productions and showcased in Latin-America, Europe and Australia. Ana studied Visual Arts, Illustration and Animation as well as courses in Children's Literature, Cinema and Sequential Narrative. She has worked as a mentor and lecturer at the University of South Australia.

She's passionate about the links between culture, expression and personal identity. She loves riding her pushbike, being surrounded by nature, listening to children's conversations, study old objects with hidden stories, and contemplate the world when everyone else seems to be busy.

Carlos has worked in several award-winning productions including fiction, documentary and predominantly, animation. He has studied Sound Engineering, Philosophy, Film Production and Animation, and has worked as a tertiary education lecturer in film sound design, music and video editing in Colombia and Australia.

He's very fond of cats, toys that make weird sounds and geeky stuff like computer programming. He's passionate about questions and perception, and he's also very curious about the humanities, arts and social sciences.


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