Brand Storytelling

Big Ideas Without The Big Overhead
We are a small Dubai-based team of award-winning creatives. We produce brand films, shorts and commercials, from the first concept to the final cut.

What makes us distinct? Two things: Brand storytelling and low overheads.
 

  • Award Winning

    We are a team of award-winning filmmakers, designers and creators

  • Work Worldwide

    Based in Dubai, we have an international team and work worldwide

  • Brand Storytelling

    We produce brand films, shorts and commercials.

Meet the team


Maksim Varfolomeev, founder, director, award-winning filmmaker, producer, DP, editor, designer, researcher

Maksim Varfolomeev

founder, director, award-winning filmmaker

Maksim Varfolomeev (1974, Russia) has been in the filmmaking/advertisement field since 1993, starting on TV as an editor. In 1998 he switched to commercials. After 6 years in advertisement in 2003 he shifted to Almaty, Kazakhstan, founded a production company and filmed a Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series running on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 he joined an international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a director of communications and PR. In 2009 he returned to filmmaking and moved to India where he founded Vrindavan Experience production company and a web community with the same name, while simultaneously studying Vedic philosophy and culture. He filmed and produced Glimpses of Vraja (2011, Vrindavan, India), Never Stop Chanting (2014, Dubai), Reconnection (2015, Vrindavan, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for a free release of the film. In 2017 he moved to Dubai, where he founded FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, advertisement and film production studio.

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Olga Avramenko, editor, screenwriter, SMM

Olga Avramenko

editor, screenwriter, social media director

Olga Avramenko (1974, Russia) has been working in publishing and major national newspapers as an editor and journalist since 1996. In 2003 she shifted to Almaty, Kazakhstan and joined an eco-project, studying Ayurveda and well-being. In 2003-2004 she co-ran Self-realization (Samoosoznaniye) TV series, aired on Kazakhstan TV for three seasons. In 2005 she joined an international advocacy campaign for human rights in Kazakhstan as a communications assistant director. In 2009 she moved to India and was a part of Vrindavan Experience production as a producer and editor. In 2011 she started a Facebook page with the same name, and as a social media director and SMM manager, she has grown it to a 85K audience. She edited and produced Glimpses of Vraja (2011, Vrindavan, India), co-wrote and co-produced Never Stop Chanting (2014, Dubai) and Reconnection (2015, Vrindavan, India), and in 2016 ran a successful crowdfunding and SM campaign for a free release of the film. In 2017 she moved to Dubai and joined FIVE Pictures, a brand storytelling, advertisement and film production studio.

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Janvi Krishnan, graphic designer

Janvi Krishnan

designer

‘Think outside the box’ – a common metaphor used to inspire all creative work. Janvi believes the box is non-existent. design has no boundaries, and no limits. the opportunities are endless. 
She is an innovative individual who loves the process of design, and is willing to explore the endless possibilities. She believes design thinking/ conceptualization is essential for a designer to grow and think without a box. it is vital aspect of design. Janvi’s work ranges from digital design, branding, illustration and traditional graphic design. Through her internships, freelance work, and 3 years of studying graphic design, she has gained valuable experience and a varied skill set that allows her to adapt to new challenges.

 
 

Constantine Trofimov, filmmaker, director of photography, cameraman, motion graphics designer

Constantine Trofimov

Filmmaker, DOP, Motion Graphics

Constantine Trofimov (1994, Russia) has been teaching street dancing since 2011. He started recording live dance performances and tournaments for internet. Later on video for him started turning from a hobby to a calling. In 2013 he joined Motor TV team, where he gained experience as a cameraman and editor. Since 2017 he participates in welfare and non-profit projects as freelancer filmmaker, motion graphics, print designer and photographer.

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Who we are

Craig

Creative Director


Mandy

Designer


Tim

Developer


Aiden

Social Media

Video

Need a creative ad to help your business stand out? Or a story to engage your brand audience? Or an "Explainer" video for your product/service? We conceptualize and produce commercials, corporate videos and branded short films.

Our Films

Motion GFX

Need "Explainer" animation or want to convey and idea or a plan through graphics? We make anything from logo animation to a fully conceptualized animated video based on advanced motion graphics or stop motion.

Our Work

Post

Need to edit your footage into a great story? Or give it a stylish look? Need a compelling sound track? We know how a postproduction can change your film. We edit, color grade, create cinematic sound design, ADR, foley, and mixing, do compositing and VFX.

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Design

Need to give your brand a distinct look? Need a recognizable packaging for your product? We do digital design, logo design, branding and illustration. Need a site? We do web design and mastering too.

Portfolio

How we work.

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