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Photo credit: Tatiana Vishnevskaya
Director / Executive Producer
Ilona has more than 20 years of experience as a journalist, editor and producer. A graduate from the Moscow State University, for the last 13 years she has been working for the BBC. Although she has produced various TV docs, this is her first independently produced and directed feature length documentary. Hence it was important for her to choose a story no one else could tell in a way she was able to tell it. Apart from storytelling she’s passionate about sailing, as an amateur ocean racer she has crossed the Atlantic and the Southern Oceans. Ilona lives and works in London.
Director of photography
Alexander graduated from the Moscow State University, worked with one of Russia’s best documentary filmmakers Alexander Rastorguev on his films Term and Reality.doc as well as on many other TV and documentary projects. In his free from editing time Alexander drinks vodka in a village near Moscow – it’s better than meditation, he says.
“The best editor I’ve ever worked with. Hope he’ll remain sober enough to work on my next film”, adds the film director.
Mikhail is a cinematographer and colourist. As director of photography he has more than ten feature and documentary films under his belt. He has worked with some of the best Russia’s filmmakers, namely Alexander Rastorgyuev, Lyubov Arkus, Marina Razbezhkina, Pavel Kostomarov and others. Among his most notable works as a colourist are The Chronicles of Mercury (2019) and The Songs for the Whale (2017).