No products in the cart.


Timur Tugalev is a National Geographic award-winning travel filmmaker – winner of the prestigious NatGeo Traveller photography competition in the video category for two consecutive years (2017-2018). Timur specialises in travel videos with passion for nature and storytelling. As well as directing, shooting and editing travel content  – Timur leads  a team of freelance filmmakers based all around the world, creating inspirational videos for multiple markets. Timur Tugalev Travel Filmmaker – is available for work worldwide.

At the moment I work freelance and co-run one of Italy’s leading travel blogs TheLostAvocado. I manage all the video content for The Lost Avocado and film discovery journey travel series called “Lost In” which have been featured on National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, Outside Magazine, El Pais, The Huffington Post, Fubiz and many other publications & blogs. You can see my full portfolio here 

Cinematography & editing showreel. Combination of various films which you can watch individually here

“Lost in Cuba” 1st prize winner of the prestigious National Geographic Traveller competition 2018 (Winning the award for the 2nd time in a row)

Timur Tugalev Travel Filmmaker

In the past, I had the pleasure to work on video/animation & web projects with companies such as BBC Scotland, Channel 4, The Scottish Government, Hilton, MTP productions, the Leith Agency & others.


Apart from Directing, filming and editing travel content I can help with audience research, competitor analysis, search engine optimisation for video (SEO), outreach & organic growth.


For bigger projects, a team with the latest equipment including drones and special 360 degree video cameras for VR (virtual reality) could be assembled.


I’ve worked in Skyscanner’s global social media team (more than 8 million followers worldwide) and can advise best practices for organic and paid content on social networks (Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, SnapChat, Periscope & Twitter).


If you would like to learn about Travel Filmmaking, I’ve created a Travel Filmmaking YouTube Channel where I’ll be talking about my current and past travel adventures & breaking down the edits.

My main work focus is to try to capture the raw beauty of a specific location. I consider the project to be really successful when locals share the films that I’ve created which means that I’ve made someone feel proud of their home.


I speak 3½ languages – hablo español, говорю по-русски,  e attualmente sto studiando italiano.





as featured in