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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 video with a passion for nature and storytelling. Timur’s latest project “Lost in Malta” created in collaboration with DJI, is the world’s first film shot with DJI’s new Ronin-S technology and has received the Vimeo staff pick award. Watch Timur’s workflow in the behind the scenes.  Timur Tugalev Travel Filmmaker – is available for work worldwide.

Former Global Growth Video Marketing manager at Skyscanner, leading teams in Europe, US and APAC. Based in Edinburgh, Scotland – Timur is currently a freelance director & cinematographer and co-founder of Italy’s leading travel project TheLostAvocado. Timur’s “Lost in” travel series are featured on National Geographic, Condé Nast Traveller, Forbes, Outside Magazine, El Pais, The Huffington Post, and many other publications & blogs. See press page and full portfolio here 

Lost in Malta I’ve been selected by DJI to create the first ever travel film shot with the Ronin-S Gimbal. The film received a Vimeo Staff Pick Award

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


Apart from Directing, filming (including aerial cinematography) and editing various video projects, Timur can also 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.


Timur’s main work focus is trying to capture the raw beauty of a specific location. He considers a travel film to be truly successful when locals start sharing it, feeling proud of their home.


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





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