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with producer & director

Bogdan Darev

WORDS

I’ve been writing ever since I can remember. My first memory is creating three wolves when I was four years old. They lived in our bedroom curtains.

What can you read now? Start with The Green Card Blog while I wrap up writing my debut novel "Long Nights Moon."

In my home country Bulgaria we have a ritual to commemorate and celebrate the first steps of a child. We set various objects before the child and it is said that whatever object the child pics up first, it will point to his life’s path. I doubt my parents put down a movie camera and if they did I might have chosen its mystery. But in the absence of one, I chose a pen and paper. Here I’m, over forty years later, finally giving writing a chance because of a mandatory stay at home order for most of the citizens of the world. It is never too late to look for that childhood spark of ours, to rekindle it, and to carry it forth valiantly.

Have you ever written a love letter to your mother? Check out mine Ashamed Looking At My Mother.

COMMERCIALS

Christina Kourteva, Edmonds Center for the Arts

I hired Bogdan to create a series of video testimonials for Edmonds Center for the Arts’ Virtual Gala & Auction, and I cannot recommend his filming and editing services highly enough. His work was instrumental for the success of our event and helped us reach our fundraising goal of $310,000.

From scouting the film locations to staging, lighting, sound, his superb editing skills, and many last-minute adjustments, he did an outstanding job at a very reasonable price. During the video shoot, Bogdan was punctual, efficient, and a pleasure to work with, and helped participants feel comfortable and overcome their camera anxiety. Most importantly, he understands fundraising and made sure to ask interviewees the right questions that enabled him to extract and capture the compelling, fundraising-relevant content we were looking for. The final videos turned out AMAZING and received rave reviews from everyone who watched them.

CONTACT BOGDAN DAREV

Please send all inquiries to guest@filmabee.com. We look forward to creating & inspiring with you.

NGOs & SMALL BUSINESSES

SJ Mackay

Bogdan is dedicated and professional. It’s a pleasure to work with him from the beginning to the end of a project. He pays heartfelt attention to the details, so that the results are impeccable and truly unforgettable.

MUSIC VIDEOS

DOCUMENTARIES

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