About

This webdoc is part of an ongoing documentary project about hermits living in the woods and mountains on opposite sides of the planet. It was born while searching for characters in Russia, and details the lives of three recluses.

The project’s goal is to approach the essence of reclusion, which itself cannot be defined by language or ethnicity, and possibly pass on the protagonists’ unique experience through cinematography. The resulting film will feature hermits from different parts of the world; therefore, the team is seeking partners and protagonists in other countries. Each hermit’s way of life and rare communication with the outside world will be documented separately, then footage will be woven together to create one collective character. It will be a universal story of searching for inner balance.

Credits

DIRECTOR & EDIT
Artem Moskalev

CAMERA & COLOR
Gleb Filatov

PHOTOGRAPHY
Anna Amatuni

PHOTO EDIT
Yulia Novikova

TEXTS
Artem Moskalev, Ivan Shemanov, Kirill Rozhentsov

TRANSLATION
Katherine Wood

TEXT EDIT
Kirill Rozhentsov, Sophia Guy-White, Vera Polilova, Georgina Tsui

OUTREACH
Konstantin Samoilov, Alisa Schneider

ART DIRECTOR
Timur Akhmetov

UI/UX DESIGN & CODE
Denis Drachev

PRODUCTION
Artem Moskalev, Maria Gavrilova, Max Tuula, Yana Krylova, Furqat Palvanzade

SPECIAL THANKS
Viktor Stepanov, Vitaly Kolchikov, Andrey Bobretsov, Vladimir Nikitin, Dmitry Sivkov, Tatiana Tebenkova, Nadezhda Manuylova, Fauzia Idiyatullina, Yakov Novoselov, Natalya Scherbakova, Sergey Mezenin

Partner
RENTAPHOTO