I have always had an interest in documentary, and desire to make them. My documentary skills have been learned by completing short courses, a lot of self-study, and action with careful preparation.
The original version of my first film ‘A Week in the Life of a Refugee Assistance Organization’ was completed in 2010. From 2009 to 2014 I did a lot of work on a character-based documentary project about labor migration from central Asia to Russia, which has not been completed.
Since late 2019, I have focused on developing my documentary filmmaking skills and networking in the industry not least by attending a lot of online and in-person events. I am currently focused on promoting a new version of my original film, and developing a feature length documentary set in the Ukraine refugee crisis, which intends to show to the general audience what it means to be a refugee.