DMITRII PETROV / FOUNDER,
PRODUCTION DIRECTOR, CREATIVE DIRECTOR
Photographer and a filmmaker, creator and director of a documentary film project 'Letters from Within', a member of Russian Geographical society, a former associate professor at St. Petersburg State University, Russia (Faculty of Arts, 1999-2014).
Dmitrii did his Ph.D. in Literature and Arts (European avant-garde and American culture) at St. Petersburg State University and worked there as an associate professor for more than 15 years. In 2011 during his gap year he made a round the world trip, visited more than 20 countries, volunteered in Bolivian rainforest in a Centre of Custody of Wild Animals (CCFC) and as a teacher in a high school on Alor Island in Indonesia. This trip inspired him to make a project about unique places but show them through the stories of locals, a project for everyone who wants to travel as a part of this world, not just as a spectator.
In 2014 he quit his job, crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a small yacht with the crew of four people, where only the captain had some kind of experience, and started to make short videos.
He volunteered in a senior residence in a small town of New Jersey making a video presentation that brought the place new sponsors.
ANNA SOLDATOVA / FOUNDER,
Film editor. Educated in History of Arts and languages; M.A. in American studies (American literature, Gertrude Stein, theory of literature, narrative techniques in literature and cinematography).
In 2005-2011 she worked as a TV and print journalist in Russia. Experienced in post-production, skilled in FCPX, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Davinci Resolve, etc.
From 2014 – co-creator of the independent online documentary project “Letters from Within”.