Timur Tugalev

travel filmmaker

About Me

Timur Tugalev is a National Geographic award-winning travel filmmaker based between Edinburgh, Scotland and Rome, Italy. Winner of the NatGeo Traveller photography competition in the video category for two consecutive years: “Lost in Kyrgyzstan” in 2017 and “Lost in Cuba” in 2018. Timur specializes in travel video with a passion for nature and storytelling.


Former Global Video Marketing manager at Skyscanner and co-founder of Italy’s leading online travel magazine TheLostAvocado. Timur’s “Lost in” travel series are featured on National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, Outside Magazine, El Pais, The Huffington Post, and other publications. Currently based in Edinburgh, Scotland. See the press page and full portfolio here


Apart from Directing, shooting (including aerial cinematography) and editing, Timur can assist you in assembling a professional film crew for your production or help build an in-house video team.

Equipment including drones and 360° cameras for VR is available on request as well as support with audience research, competitor analysis, search engine optimization for video (SEO) and outreach.

 Timur speaks 4 languages – English, Spanish, Russian and is currently learning Italian.

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