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Films and Logistics

Kamchatka's location, unique landscapes, aboriginal cultures, and abundant wildlife attract the interests of television and film producers,journalism, and researchers. Our experienced team understands the special challenges and opportunities of working in all seasons, in all kinds of weather, and in some of the world's most remote locations in wilderness Kamchatka. Since 1999 we've worked with some of the best nature and documentary film organizations and photographers to help them produce stunningly beautiful and evocative projects.

Practically we assist with project planning, budget creation, on-site coordination and support for expeditions large and small. We pride ourselves in working efficiently to optimize project resources, especially with the high transportation costs of getting to and working in Kamchatka. Pre-project research and development can be coordinated to develop story lines based on the realities of travel and filming in Kamchatka. When needed, we can organize "recces" and site assessment for potential projects and identify Kamchatka expertise for complicated projects.

Recent projects:

  • “Last Flight of Bomber 31”, Parallax Film Productions, Inc., for BBC, Canadian Broadcasting Company, NOVA 2000.
  • “The Bear Man of Kamchatka” featuring Charlie Russell by River Road Films Production for BBC ‘Natural World’ 2004.
  • Justine Curgenven sea kayaking expedition & film “One Risk too Many” 2003.
  • “Hunter and Hunted:  Death of the Bear Man,” National Geographic TV documentary  on Vitaliy Nikolaenko 2006.
  • “The Last Man Standing” BBC filming in Olyutorskiy District, Koriyaki 2006-2007.
  • Logistics in 2007-2008 for “Let It Be,” by David Quammen, photography by Michael Melford,  National Geographic, January 2009.
  • Logistics in 2007-2008 for photographers Ami Vitale, Randy Olsen for “Where the Salmon Rule,” by David Quammen, National Geographic, August 2009. 
  • Eberhard Ruhle, Filmautoren film on fisheries conservation 2007.
  • Felix Heidinger, 50th Parallel, Germany, wildlife film for children 2008 and 2009.
  • Christian Bauermeister, Light and Shadow TV for “Wild Russia” series on German TV 2008.
  • Catrin Roberts, Telesgop, series “Wild Russia” series on Welsh TV 2009.
  • “Around the World in 80 Days” BBC 2009.
  • Visiting Kamchatka, Korean TV 2009.
  • French-German Public TV "ARTE" on the "Pacific Ring of Fire,” Prospect TV,  2010.
  • “Frozen Planet” filming at Kuril Lake, for BBC in January, 2010
  • “Extreme Fishing with Robson Green” IWC Media, St. Georges Studio, Scotland, 2010.
  • “Megafish” series with Dr. Zeb Hogan,  National Geographic Society 2010.
  • “The Kamchatka Project” extreme whitewater kayaking and salmon conservation project and film. 2010.
  • “Aleutian Cackling Goose” radio program by Elizabeth Arnold, National Public Radio, 2010.
  • “Volcano” radio program by Elizabeth Arnold, National Public Radio, 2010. 
  • Mike Horn Young Explorers Program Kamchatka Expedition, November-December, 2010.
  • Documentary for “Tera-X” with Spiegel TV 2011.
  • “Integrated Audio-Visual Documentation of Itelmen Language”, Department of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
  • Spiegel TV for Arte Television "Wonderful World" series about people in Yelizovo and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky
  • Chris Burkhard Photography, Surfer Magazine
  • "Arctic Circus" Petter Bolstad extreme ski filming, April 2013 and 2014.
  • Nixon Surf Challenge, 2014.

As well, we provide logistical support for international scientific research projects in collaboration with Russian colleagues doing field work in Kamchatka. 


Explore Kamchatka
420627 Pitzman Drive, Homer, Alaska 99603
Box 2378, Homer, Alaska 99603
Alaska Business License Number 2147805
Email: explorekam@gmail.com

Thanks to Igor Shpilenok Nature Photography for photos on this site