February 2024

The short film "We Are Here", which I shot in Odessa last summer and made together with Guy Dimenstein from Meet the Good Ones, is a finalist in the prestigious Smiley Charity Film Awards – the world's largest competition for films about charities and NGOs. I will be traveling to London together with Guy and his producer Mirjam to attend the award gala on March 20th at the Odeon Luxe Leicester Square. In addition to the juried prizes, there is also an audience award. Please cast your vote by midnight GMT on March 12th. Thanks!

I'm thrilled to announce that the short film the Meet the Good Ones team and I made about the Berlin charity Berlin Odessa Express is a finalist in the Geographical Better World Video Awards, hosted by the Royal Geographical Society in the UK. We would be very grateful if you would take the time to watch the 8-minute video and cast your vote for it. Voting closes at midnight GMT on February 25th. Thank you for your support!

Leading polar cruise company Oceanwide Expeditions has invited me to screen my film The Strait Guys and tell stories about my adventures filming in Arctic Alaska and Russia on board their July 2-10 cruise to Spitsbergen (Svalbard). That’s the archipelago north of the northernmost point of Norway, way up close to the North Pole. We'll spend eight days cruising around Spitsbergen, and will even help clean up trash along the shore. Let's keep the beautiful Arctic clean! In order to make the whole thing work, I need to recruit at least seven passengers for the voyage. Sound like fun? Well come hang out