MY WORK IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Work as a scriptwriter / grant writer / story consultant at
Train of Eternity - premiering at Oaxaca FilmFest 2019
Story consultant on Olga Lvoff's essay film, about her Trans-Siberian journey across Russia.
Busy Inside - 2019
Scriptwriter and grant writer on the Busy Inside project about people with Dissociative Identity Disorder. The film premiered at the 41st Moscow International Film Festival, after which it ran in 28 movie theaters in Russia. The film won the Audience Award for Best Feature at its U.S. premiere at the 5th Annual Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival.
When People Die They Sing Songs - 2014
Scriptwriter and grant writer on the award-winning (incl. Student Oscar Nomination) full-length film When People Die They Sing Songs, the participant of DOC NYC and other documentary film festivals, selected for the Visual Center at Yad Vashem, and aired on Japanese national television.
Two Travelers - 2012
Scriptwriter on the award-winning film.
There Lived the Bookish Children - 2010
Production coordination on the award-winning film There Lived the Bookish Children.
E-Team - 2014
Russian-English translator on the award-winning feature film E-Team. The film premiered at Sundance Film Festival, theatrically released all over the U.S.
Voice of America, Russian Service, Moscow Bureau, 2009-2011
Stringer covering political and cultural news.
Samples of my work:
My photos from a 2010 rally in support of the Constitution, in downtown Moscow, featuring Boris Nemtsov, Lyudmila Alekseeva, and Ilya Yashin among others.
My video report from a rally in downtown Moscow.
My interview with John Beyrle, during his tenure as U.S. Ambassador to Moscow.
My interview with director Valery Balayan concerning his film about the murder of Anastasia Baburova and Stanislav Markelov.
My article about mass media and civil society in the Northern Caucasus,
reposted on the website of Memorial (an esteemed historical and civil rights society).
My interview with Dr. Nikolay Menshikov, a participant of the liquidation of the Chernobyl disaster, about the accident at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.
My video report about a photo exhibit of the Russian Reporter magazine at the Solyanka Gallery in Moscow.
My interview with USAID Deputy Assistant Administrator for Europe and Eurasia Jonathan Hale (video below).
Radio Liberty, Russian Service, Moscow, 2008-2009
Stringer covering cultural events.
Sample of my work:
My report about AMFEST / American Film Festival in Moscow.