Hi, I am Kristina.
I spent my early years growing up in the U.S.S.R, then emigrating to Europe at the tender age of 14.
Subsequently I lived in Poland, United Kingdom and Indonesia.
At the moment I call Amsterdam my home, but I often freelance in London, Jakarta and Moscow.
Growing up in Soviet Union I’ve been an avid cinema goer from an early age. My main passion is
documentary filmmaking, specifically human interest stories.
I hold a BA degree in Contemporary Media from the University of Westminster in London.
I see myself as a storyteller, visual thinker, and a creative who generates ideas daily.
Thanks to experiencing a range of diverse cultures I have an innate need to create stories that
break stereotypes, open minds and inspire. I am always on a look out for heartening characters
and stories that I can tell in an honest, thoughtful way. The topics of my creative projects are often
explorations of peoples' passions, human connections, the common qualities and the subtle differences that
make us special and unique.
My main influences are early Soviet films, French New Wave and contemporary European cinema.
I love films that are equally visually stunning as they are thought-provoking. Among a few directors who's work I admire
are Dziga Vertov (Man with a Movie Camera, Kino Eye), François Truffaut (Jules et Jim), Agnès Varda (Vagabond, Faces/Places), Yorgos Lanthimos (Dogtooth,
The Favourite), Luca Guadagnino (I am Love, The Bigger Splash, Call Me by Your Name) and Paolo Sorrentino (The Consequences of Love, The Young Pope).
Because of my experience of international and cross-cultural life, I believe I have a unique eye. My insightful perspective led me to regular freelance work as a video ethnographer - I film, edit and subtitle video research stories that observe human behaviour, mentality and habits. I often work on British, Russian,
American, Polish and Indonesian markets.
I regularly work with quality research agencies like IPSOS, The Naked Eye Research, BAMM.
I've made videos for:
MasterCard I Unilever I Volvo I Danone I DK Publishers I Panasonic I Nokia I British&American Tobacco I GSK I NHS
I am experienced in freelance video editing using Final Cut Pro and Premier Pro, and can operate variety of DSLR / HD cameras.
I'm fluent in English, Indonesian, Russian, Polish and speak pretty decent Spanish.