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Timur Tugalev is a National Geographic award-winning travel filmmaker. 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 specialises in travel video with a passion for nature and storytelling. “Lost in Malta” created for DJI, was the world’s first travel video shot with DJI’s Ronin-S. Timur Tugalev Travel Filmmaker .

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 



Lost in Malta Project created for DJI , the first ever travel video shot with the Ronin-S Gimbal.


Lost in Uzbekistan From Tashkent to the dreamy landscapes of Fergana Valley, from the treasures of Samarkand and Bukhara to the fortress-city of Khiva.


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


Equipment including drones and 360 degree cameras for VR is available on request. Support with audience research, competitor analysis, search engine optimisation for video (SEO) and outreach.


Timur always aims to capture the raw beauty of a destination and considers his travel films to be truly successful when local people share them, feeling proud of their home. Timur speaks 4 languages – English, Spanish, Russian & is currently learning Italian.



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