Exactly a month ago, we released our film Brit in Crimea. I’m happy to say that, as of now, it’s the most popular video about Crimea, in English, on YouTube! Check it out for yourself – a completely independent, crowdfunded film, telling the truth about Crimea!
I’m currently compiling a list of people who helped, via crowdfunding, to make our film, Brit in Crimea, now over 20,000 views in its first 3 weeks –
Here’s the list so far, a work in progress, of those who made significant contributions to make our film happen! Let me know if you’re not on it, should be. Are on it, don’t want to be. I’ll be making a video to thank all of you here soon!
Tiago de Carvalho
As our film Brit in Crimea climbs to 20,000 views in its 2nd week of release, here’s a few photos from the making of the film!
Big thanks to all views for making Brit in Crimea a hit!
Completely independent, crowdfunded film, about a British person on holiday in Crimea!
I’ve recently written about the completion of my film Brit in Crimea, and its upcoming release (very soon), and recent premiere in Moscow.
I’d like to give another shout-out to the amazing Daria Fedko for her organising of what was a truly fantastic premiere, and show you a few more photos from that here –
In the previous post here, I wrote about crowdfunding, and how I support my work.
So, a question is – why does support my work? Well, I’d like to give you an example. About a year ago, a chap from Norway, called Per Moen, contacted me, with some questions about how things really were in Donbass, Crimea. Per had seen reports on his own media, questioned them, and wanted to know from someone on the ground.
We started chatting, email, social media etc. And, of his own volition, Per, a man in his 60s who made his career first in transport, then in furniture import, now retired, with an interest in horses, railways, his family of course, began contributing to the crowdfunding which supports all my work.
Per contributed to the film Brit in Crimea, and I was delighted that last week he even decided to make his first trip to Russia, to Moscow for the film’s premiere. It was the first time I’d met Per in person, and I was very happy to see him at the premiere, enjoying watching something he, along with others who support my work – like Per, intelligent people who don’t trust mainstream media anymore, and want to support an alternative – had made possible – see Per at the premiere here –
Before, and after, Per enjoyed his first ever trip to Russia, and it was interesting to look on Per’s Facebook and see the adventures of one in Russia, Moscow, for the first time!
Here is how Russia was for Per, in his own words, from his Facebook:
Resume of my visit to Moscow: I had planned for a couple of years to visit my friends in Moscow and decided to go during 2018. Then I got an invitation to Graham William Phillips film premiere in January and I decided to go. Went to a travel agency, booked hotel and flights then called the Russian embassy and got advice for visa application. I got visa in three days. Brilliant service at the embassy, no problems. Arriving at Moscow airport everything went smoothly through passport control and customs, everybody were very friendly. My friend Elena Tishina collected me at the airport and took me to the hotel and to her home for a fantastic dinner. I have been visiting many big cities and Moscow top the list. So much culture, beautiful buildings. New years and Christmas decorations still up. Exclusive restaurants and big stores. They even have a tourist police which is a branch of the police force especially educated for helping tourists. I had a long chat with two of them. They told me that Moscow is a very calm and safe city. Thanks to my good friends Elena Tishina, Olga Smirnova and Zlata Karlova I experienced famous places like the Red Square, the Kremlin, The Bolshoi Theatre, the old Arbat and more. I am very grateful for being invited by Elena Tishina to the famous international Consert Hall watching an amazing concert. Moscow was a great experience and I wish more people from the west could visit and see how it really is and not only listen and read about Russia in the western anti russian propaganda media. I have never met a more friendly and kind people!
So, that’s an example of who supports my work, and his impressions of a first visit to Russia!
Last week in Moscow, January 18th, I held the premiere of my new film, Brit in Crimea, at the Fitil Cinema club. Huge thanks to Daria Fedko for her help in organising this, fantastic – and free, open-to-all event, of which some photos here:
Here, an interview, and piece, in English, on the main Russian news channel:
More photos here:
And more to come! And again thanks to everyone who was part of an incredible premiere, and part of making the film happen!!