A young man decides to propose to his girlfriend but finds love in an unexpected way. Strangers explores the different kinds of love we experience and ultimately affirms that true love is beyond romance and desire. I deliberately abstained from storyboarding the film to convey life's superficial arbitrariness. Yet I carefully blocked and rehearsed with the actors to create a sense of structure and rhythm.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
In 2023, I interned for The Wall Street Journal's video production team. I scripted, shot, edited, and captioned over 40 videos that have 160K+ views in total. Click on the links to your left to discover the videos I produced on the entertainment and tech industries.
As part of my work at the Denkstatt Group, I planned, directed, shot, and edited corporate commercials for the biggest textile recyclers and traders in Europe: Humana People to People, Texaid, Eurotex, and Texxteam. My tasks included budgeting, scheduling, and directing a crew of eight people. The ads increased Facebook page likes by 20 percent and were used to showcase the companies' work to EU funds committees.
SHORT FICTION FILM
After I won Best Screenplay at the Nevena Kokanova Film Fest at age 15, my friend Georgi Martev and I decided to write our first short in 2016. The film starred the famous Bulgarian actress Koyna Ruseva. My tasks included directing a crew of 34 people, and planning and conducting a digital marketing campaign that reached a total of 250K people. As part of the campaign, I appeared on Bulgarian National Television and Bulgarian National Radio, where I advocated for critical thinking when using social media.
In 2019, I directed my first music video for the popular Bulgarian rap band Newave. My tasks included writing a script, storyboarding, and eventually directing 42 people, including crew, extras, and musicians. The song had 75,359 views on YouTube in the first 24 hours after it was published.
In 2020, I directed and edited the short documentary The Medal, which opened the prestigious Master of Art Film Festival in Bulgaria. Aside from directing a crew of seven people, my work included storyboarding, budgeting, editing, color grading, and exporting the film for theatrical distribution.