Media services and film productions

Do you need to write down a report, shoot a documentary or produce a reportage in the former USSR? Are you interested in a topic that is particularly difficult to cover? Do you fear that language barriers and/or bureaucratic obstacles could hinder the realisation of your project? Are you after some peculiar subjects you were unable to reach on your own? Or maybe you just wish to take pictures, shoot videos and write down reports at your own pace with the assistance of local professionals? Here we are!

Thanks to our extensive network of local contacts we are always able to connect you with the right persons on site, be they fixers, drivers, translators, activists, writers, photographers, journalists or video makers. Through our partners in the region we can also provide official press accreditations as well as detailed risk assessment reports and recce services (tech scout) in the areas you are looking to work in.

WHAT WE DO

Story Consultation 

We help you in every stage of developing your storyline, sharing our ideas and suggestions to bring your story to life.

Recce

Based on the storyline and your angle, we provide detailed location reconnaissance services conducted by experienced producers, ensuring a high level of information-transfer throughout the process.

Access

We have always found ways to provide access into sensitive stories and challenging locations in this ever-complex region.

budgeting

With expertise developed working in mainstream television, we can assist you from the early stages of pre-production planning and story boarding. We provide comprehensive budgets, put together call sheets, and provide logistical plans for the smooth running of production.

Redtape

Shooting in all the former USSR countries requires a permit. The application process varies in each country and can be complex and time-consuming. We have been through this process many times across our region of expertise and know how, who and where to approach to make sure you obtain your permit in the most cost-effective and timely manner. Whether you would like to shoot in obscure geopolitical entitles or unrecognised countries or want access to restricted areas, we are here to help you along every step of the way.

Risk

Every production is unique, so as the risks associated with it. We understand risk and, through rigorous analysis, we identify and manage it to protect your crew, to ensure continuity and seamless production in the wake up disruptive events. We provide a detailed systematic analysis of your production’s full risk profile, safety, medical and communication plans, and make recommendations to reduce the likelihood of risk and reduce the severity of any incident should one occur. We Identify all With our extensive knowledge of the region and understanding of various risk involved, we work with you to prepare your for responding to risks at any stage of your project – from development to full scale production.

Where we work

Our media services are available for the following destinations

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Unrecognised Countries (Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Nagorno Karabakh, Crimea, Somaliland, Transnistria, North Cyprus, Donbass); Caucasus (Chechnya, Dagestan, Circassia, Ingushetia, Ossetia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, including the Pankisi gorge); Central Asia (Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Karakalpakstan); Siberia (Tuva, Altai, Yakutia, Buryatia, Khakassia); Russian Far East (Kamchatka, Birobidzhan, Chukotka, Sakhalin, Kuril Islands, Magadan); Russian North (Yamal Peninsula, Nenets Autonomous Okrug, Yugra, Karelia, Komi Republic, Kola Peninsula, Norilsk, Kola, Evenkia, Northern Islands); Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Baltic States, Visegrad Countries); Balkans (Romania, Bulgaria, Bosnia, Republika Srpska, Macedonia, Montenegro, Kosovo, Serbia); Eritrea, the Central African Republic, Somalia, Iran, Mali, IraqNorth Korea and many more. 

Please contact us to learn more.