Kyrgyzstan’s capital city, Bishkek, is a modern whirlwind of sight and sound. But in a concert hall in the heart of the city, the keys of a lone piano carry out of the chaos and into the timeless Celestial Mountains beyond. Into a world of horsemen and shamans, and young souls brought to life in the heart of nature. A tale of two worlds, together they play the song of the nomad– a requiem for a time gone by.
Director: Ben Sturgulewski
Sturgefilm founder Ben ‘Sturge’ Sturgulewski grew up on a rugged and remote island in Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, inspiring a life dedicated to the exploration of the world’s wild side, and the people who call it home.Infused in all aspects of production as a director, cinematographer, editor, and writer, he’s worked in definitively nasty and awe-inspiring conditions around the worldâ€”all while bringing a unique and critical cinematic perspective to action sports, documentary, narrative, and commercial pursuits.
Ben’s integral work with companies like Sweetgrass Productions, Matchstick Productions, and DPS Cinematic has created many acclaimed films that have appeared in festivals from Banff to Krakow to New Zealand. His projects have won dozens of awards for cinematography, editing, and storytelling, as well as numerous grand prizes, including Powder Magazine’s coveted Movie of the Year Award. In online releases, Ben has produced half a dozen Vimeo Staff Picks and viral videos with over five million views. His work with various agencies, collectives, and production houses continues to take him around the world.
Ben is based in Alaska.