WHO WE ARE
An Estonian screenwriter/director driven by a bold visual approach to storytelling. Heavily influenced by film theory and cinema of immersion, Juri strives to create culturally relevant and visually compelling work.
While being comfortable practising various filmmaking mediums Juri’s work often seeks to establish contact with the viewer with the use of vigorous visual language and valiant pacing. Provoking thought when delving into themes of trauma, isolation and the elusive notion of existence that may rest deep in one’s psyche. With respect to the crafting process of visual work, Juri advocates for an inclusive workflow across all departments of production, which ultimately transpires each individual passion for filmmaking.
Inspired by doubt, Nell’s academic background in film and philosophy has taught her that the world is rarely what it seems, and all assumptions should be questioned. This outlook is reflected in her deep love for the strangeness that film can depict, as well as its power to show and embrace the diversity and inclusivity of the world that should be. Her extensive experience of working with children is another source of inspiration to be playful and curious.
As a film producer, she aims to put these ideas into action by ensuring a kind and welcoming filmmaking environment. A Nell production is generous and kind to cast and crew, challenging and fun in spirit, and respectful to the planet.
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Starting as an underwater cinematography specialist, Gunnar has been an active practitioner of his craft since 2012, when he co-founded Cinerama, a camera rental business which provides high-end camera operating services.
He emerged as a Director of Photography in 2014 with numerous international music videos and commercials. Following his success with his breakout BFM short Rave (2019), Gunnar filmed Estonia's Music Video of the Year in 2020 and 2021. Gunnar is inspired by technical challenges and aims to create a visual language that works in synergy with the story.
Todd has specialized in documentary style photography for 15 years, shooting live events such as weddings, concerts, and theater, and working with artists to promote their work in magazines, as album covers, and film posters. He has a spirited approach to shooting that is empathetic and humorous. In 2017 Todd realized there is nothing better than being a film set photographer, and has since dedicated himself to elevating this often overlooked part of film production. In addition to capturing BTS, Todd's M.O. is locating the vital actions and decisive moments within scenes, distilling the project into a series of stills for promotion.
Coming from a business management background, Katarina has engaged with the sector of arts and culture since 2017. While being an analogue photographer herself, she finds inspiration in documentary and surreal subject matter that can carry the story within a frame. Specializing in market analysis and business management strategies Katarina aims to apply her entrepreneurship, social and creative skills to help originative individuals to put their ideas into practice.