Another victory! Our clip #Seagull received the high award – the Grand Prix of the 8th International Independent Internet Short Film Festival in the category “Short Film.” Congratulations to all who have helped, directly or indirectly, and it is your well-deserved victory. Thanks to those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, who came to Lazurny Quarry, where the filming had been set, and helped us above and below the ice, who just sent rays of luck.
Friday, December 16, 2016 the opening of the 20-th International Underwater Film Festival in Belgrade started with our short movie #Seagull. At Sunday night I received an email with winners list, where I found my name and movie’s title.
1st place in the Independent Category on one of the oldest festivals of underwater movies! I still cannot believe that my debut get such a high estimation!
It is the victory of the entire team: operators Kirill Ivanov and Andrei Vertogradov; safety divers Andrei Dmitriev and Andrei Kenkurogov, the support team on the surface, a friendly team Wind Channel, which helped with the post-production. And of course, the incomparable Natalie Avseenko that perfectly played the role of Seagull.
Congratulations to all participants; to everyone who supported us on Boomstarter; all companies that provided technical support: the company Nikon (Russia), SUBAL Underwater Housings (Austria), SanDisk (Russia) and Scurion (Switzerland).
To catch a glance at a #Seagull leading the list of winners at the Festival site click here
Our most important project of this year with Natalie Avseenko – the #Seagull Project is nominated by Risk.ru Portal Editors for the Crystal Peak Award – 2016 in the category “Outdoor Project”.
The Crystal Peak Award has been held for 10 years, and we are very pleased to be among the nominees in this anniversary year. The winner will be determined by secret ballot, so we just have to keep fingers crossed. By the end of the month we will know the winner!
This is a documentary about our #Seagull project, how the short movie had been taken and what it cost to fulfil the dreams:
From July 26 to August 12, 2016 in a cozy Loft at Malaya Ordynka (str. Malaya Ordynka, 25, Moscow, Russia) owned by our wonderful friend Helen Marshall, an exhibition had been held, which was first presented photos from the project #Seagull, as well as first-run documentaries and feature short films from the Project.
Many thanks to Elena and her team for their help in organizing the event and exhibition design. Thank you, Elena, everything had been done highly professionally!
We are happy to present to you the video from our #Seagull Project. Many thanks to those who had helped to create it: those who were part of the team, and those who supported our project on the crowdfunding site Boomstarter, those who help with post-production (absolutely for completely free), and those who visited us on the quarry for the weekend and helped both under water and on the surface, and those who just sometimes pleased us with cakes and hot tea in a thermos. There are pieces of your care in the short of each of you!
Meet our new project #Seagull! Teaser is ready, documentary and feature short coming soon! Twice world champion and record holder in free diving Natalie Avseenko and National Geographic (Russia) photographer, Nikon Ambassador, Subal Pro Team member Viktor Lyagushkin starring. See them at 27th of July, 2016
“Museum of one picture” is an exhibition which has started in the framework of the Festival of Contemporary Photography at Moscow Exhibition Center, pavilion №59 “Grain”. The exhibition is represented by the only one photograph: the work by Viktor Lyagushkin “We are of one blood.”
This is a picture from the project “Princess of Whales”, on which the two-time champion and world record holder Natalie Avseenko swims with beluga whales under the ice of the White Sea.
On our photo to this post Natalie stands herself beside this remarkable photograph.
We were very touched to find on Twitter a poem inspired by one of Viktor’s photographs with Natalie Avseenko posing under the ice of the White sea. It’s amazing how accurate the author Shay Lee (@shayoflee) feels the spirit of the picture and we are so glad that our work inspires others. Thank you, Shay Lee!