MEET THE WORLD TEAM
AUTHOR AND DIRECTOR: RAHUL HIMANTI PANDEY, INDIA
I am Rahul Himanti Pandey, a Long-Island born filmmaker. I aspire to reveal our world with compelling imagery, using stories that illuminate triumph and despair by means of documentaries and storytelling. I have over 15 years’ experience as a dedicated, director and filmmaker, with broad experience working in Television Production and on Documentary Films and Short Films. Additionally, I have extensive experience working in the legal field. I have written and directed 10 short films and one feature film. In my free time, I play piano, devour Stephen King novels and enjoy chatting about simulation theory. I hope to inject my sense of humor and love of people into this project and I am very excited to work with this stellar team on bringing this deeply personal story to life.
For more about Rahul Himanti Pandey see website: www.rahulhimanti.wix.com/rahul-himanti
EXCUTIVE PRODUCER/ CONTENT DEVELOPER: NEHA PANT, INDIA, USA
I am Neha Pant, the Executive Producer of the show 'We are Travellers".
I am a strong cheerleader of world peace & harmony, unity and love. I have more than a decade of experience with News Media, TV and Films and am also an actor. Previously, I was a journalist, working with leading news channels in India where I worked as a TV news anchor, correspondent, researcher and producer. My association with the show " We Are Travellers" is not just for professional reasons. I believe this is a much-needed message for the world: that we all are different but can co-exist easily and harmoniously. We need love, compassion and togetherness more than ever and a journey, no matter how hard, can become much simpler with open-mindedness, peace and love.
PRODUCER/TRAVELLER: BROOKE BIERHAUS, USA
I am Brooke Bierhaus. I am a multimedia journalist and documentary filmmaker with a focus on ethnology, languages and wildlife conservation. A Journalism & Mass Communications graduate of the University of Iowa 2015, I have primarily worked in wildlife conservation and environmental sustainability for the past 2 years. Born in Vincennes, Indiana and raised in Bloomington, Indiana. I was a national competitor in the United States Track & Field and Cross-Country races for 10 years; with a Junior Olympic 2000m steeplechase championship in 2007. My natural drive and insatiable curiosity led me to channel that competitive drive into a career in journalism and film. A solo backpacking trek through Guatemala in 2014 solidified my aspirations of working as an international correspondent and documentary filmmaker. I aim to be a voice for the voiceless and unheard voices around the world. Through my work as a travel TV Host, I hope to educate, entertain and inspire viewers.
For more about Brooke Bierhaus see website: http://www.vidbee.org/
CREATIVE PRODUCER - Russia
Darya Khrenova is a Russian film director and scriptwriter. She was born in Russia, Moscow, where she graduated from VGIK - Russian State University of Cinematography in Moscow 1997. Her tv programs are broadcasted on a number of TV channels, and films participated in International Film Festivals. She worked on TV channel CULTURE as an author and director of weekly tv programs («Apocrypha», «Documentary camera», «Magic of the cinema») from 1998 to 2008. Then continued in different tv channels of Russia as a chief-editor: TVC, REN TV, The First.
Darya continued study in Drama laboratory «Cult-bureau» with British tutor Peter Ansorge (Commissioning Editor of Drama at Channel 4, London) in 2013-2014 and was a participant of International Pitching Forums, as Baltic Forum in Riga, 2016 and ASEEES in Boston, 2018.
Author of one bestseller (to-fiction book), short stories, critical essays, reviews.
Associate professor of the Moscow State Institute (University) of Culture from 2009 to 2018.
Seria of lectures at Fordham University (New York), Smith College, UMASS, Mount-Holeuk (Amherst), USA (2018).
The Head of MAGIC MOUNTAIN studio from 2014.
ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR: AMINA SAADI, MOROCCO
I am Amina Saadi, a young Moroccan movie director. After studying in Paris, I returned to my homeland to pursue my career. I have worked as an assistant director on many projects in Morocco (short and feature films) for the last 10 years. I’m passionate about adventure, travel, and new encounters, and the project 'We Are Travellers” would be the perfect opportunity to combine passion and professionalism. In this international context of fear and violence, it is important to put energy into projects that carry messages of peace, love, and openness.
BLOG WRITER/TRAVELLER: SOPHIE ZERMATTEN, SWITZERLAND
Hello there! I am Sophie, from Switzerland. For the past five years, I have been wandering the roads of the world and documenting my adventures on a personal blog. I have also been remotely pursuing a bachelor’s degree in International Studies, which has allowed me to keep travelling at the same time, as well as working in many different environments across Europe, Asia and Africa, from hostels to refugee camps. In my quest for answers to the many questions of my curious mind, I have been faced with countless beautiful encounters and experiences, as well as hard truths and difficult decisions. Words have always been with me, helping me to understand myself and others better; that is why I aspire to use them in order to inspire people to become the best version of themselves, spreading love and making this world a better place. I am very excited about this project because I believe it embodies all of the values I strive for, such as solidarity, compassion and hope that we can all make positive changes together. I am honoured to be a part of this beautiful human adventure, and I can’t wait to share it with all of you.
If you want to know more about me, you can also visit my blog: www.sowanders.com
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: MAX STEPHAN FAUBLAS, HAITI
I am Max Stephan Faublas, a Peaceful Traveler and independent filmmaker. I was born in Haiti, a small Island in the Caribbean… I discovered my passion for film making in January 2015 when I held a camera for the first time. I am a self-taught filmmaker, eager to make the world a better place. I volunteer for any projects with a positive goal of helping and inspiring humanity. By researching positive projects, I found this interesting We Are Travellers documentary project about “World Peace” and I was right on time to participate as the ‘Director of Photography’ in the first shooting of the film in India and Nepal. Now I help with the post-editing for teasers and fundraising. The goal of developing unconditional love in every action I do; giving without expecting anything in return, has helped me see every second as an opportunity to take one step towards my ultimate goal, which is to live that constant evolution (life) consciously (in the present moment).
CAMERAMAN:ALEXEY NOSYREV, RUSSIA
My name is Alexey Nosyrev, I'm a videographer. For 8 years I was working on TV, then left official work and was a freelance filmmaker for 9 years. My slogan is: "from rock-concert to presentation films", meaning that I can film everything. Last year I and my friends established team RGB. Our main trend is video production and event, also photo and digital. As soon as we saw the post in VK about the project "We Are Travellers", all our members expressed a desire to go. I've decided to participate in this project anyway, our art-director/photographer too. Others will join us according to their situation. A few words about me… I am a cheerful person. I love active and extreme sports and tourism. I have traveled a lot around my native land and I want to see what else I have not seen. It's a very good opportunity to connect with interesting people, for professional knowledge exchange, to get to new locations and to shoot amazing videos. I am very glad that I am on the team.
For more about Alexey Nosyrev see website: http://r-g-b.ru
PHOTOGRAPHER: ARTEM EMELYANOV, RUSSIA
I am Artem Emelyanov from Russia. I have worked with photography for about 10 years. I am a good companion and have a strongly developed sense of human unity. I am enthusiastic and optimistic being deeply committed to making positive changes in oneself and advancement in spiritual science. I am an initiator and work independently on my projects in the field of art, photography and social media marketing (SMM).
SOUND RECORDIST: DENISA UHEROVA, SLOVAKIA
My name is Denisa Uherova and I am a sound recordist for film and media. Graduated in sound for film from Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia and now finishing master in sound design at University of the Arts in Utrecht, Netherlands. I like to work on unique films that share a strong message. Documentary film making has charmed me the most as it has the power to inspire and make the change we want to see in the world.
MUSIC DIRECTOR: HEMANT PANT, INDIA
I am Hemant Pant. In 2002 I have arrived in Mumbai and started working as an assistant music director. I began my career as an independent music director in 2007. I recorded six songs for Do Chahere (Two face) movie, unfortunately the movie was never released. I am a singer, music composer and director. I have proved my skills in several fiction and nonfiction TV shows and have more than 8 years of experience in film and TV industry. I have done lots of short films and documentary films as music director. I am passionate and determined worker and won appreciation from many directors and TV Channels. Besides composing music, I like singing classical, light music and all types of movie songs and have had more than 200 stage performances.
EDITOR: NARESH BISHT, INDIA
I am Naresh Bisht,a young video editor, expert in Motion Graphics, design, audio and video post-production. After completing graduation I decided to focus on my passion i.e Video editing/graphic design. After working for 6 years in Emotion Films and Cut To Cut, the creativity and desire to move forward have brought me to the MNC Company where I am still working. My birth place is beautiful Uttarakhand. The love for nature and passion towards editing, adventure and photography, inspired me to join the project ' We Are Travellers'. I believe working on this project I can contribute to world peace and also share my creativity and talent.
LINE PRODUCER/TRAVELLER: OLENA KASIAN, UKRAINE
I am Olena Kasian born in 1992 in Sumy, Ukraine. I am a director of social foundation “ART-PLATFORM”. We have been directing many projects in Sumy, such as ARTouch” and “Sumy Energy Fest”. I have been studying in USA 2009-2013 then moved to Ukraine to continue study on Social Communication and specialization of “Advertisement and Public Relations”. From 2017 I have been representing Sumy City council department in culture and tourism. I worked for advertisement companies in Sumy and as an assistant in TV company “LTAVA” in 2015. I was personal assistant manager at model house “Petro Soroka”, regional manager in marketing department at “Planet of cinema”. In 2018 I started working as front camera person in Canadian Media Group in Sumy as an actress. I play fictitious characters often solving fictitious problems. In 2018 I was a part of TV program “Wedding for 100 000 uah”. Therefore as a sportsman I co-work with parachuting/ parasailing company “Delta” to combine passion and professionalism. “We Are Travellers” is perfect opportunity for me.
CAST/TRAVELLER: MATTIKA WESTGATE , THAILAND/U.K.
Hi, I'm Mattika Westgate. I'm originally from Thailand but I've been living and working in England for the last 10 years. I'm a business woman, film producer, and actress, specialising in martial arts and combat roles, and my stage name is Mattika Silk. I've worked in film and film production in Thailand and more recently in England, where I've just finished a couple of films. I have another big film project coming up in New York in 2018/19. But now I'm really excited to work with the film director Rahul Himanti Pandey on the project called "WE ARE TRAVELLERS". It has always been my dream to travel to the Himalayas and I'm so happy to be able to fulfill that dream and at the same time help make the world a better place where everyone can live happily without fear or starvation. I want to dedicate myself to this project to make it successful and to send out a message of love and peace to the world that will last forever!
Hi, I am Laura Hidalgo. My Passion is to communicate. I love writing, speaking about personal growth. I broadcast every week for www.radiopassionus.com sharing about personal development, interviewing people about how they Live their "gifts". I am convinced we all need to find out, assume and implement our gift to live more connected with ourselves and be more Happy people. I love traveling since I was a kid and have lived abroad. In different places of this wonderful World. I love dressing in typical clothes from each country I visit. I find it fascinating discovering different flavors, scents, culture, and traditions, and share mines. I am convinced teamwork gathers the Best experts of everyone making a powerful team. I am very excited to join this WAT and together explore the corners of India.