Timur Tugalev

travel filmmaker

Timur Tugalev

About Me

Timur Tugalev is a National Geographic award-winning filmmaker based in Edinburgh, Scotland. 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’s recent work is predominantly within the travel industry but he has worked on a variety of projects and has a background in 3D animation and VFX with a master’s degree from the Glasgow School of Art.



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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