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Juri Krutii

Biography

  • An Estonian Screenwriter & Director driven by a bold visual approach to storytelling, whose film background takes root in film studies and has then developed in practice resulting with an MFA in Writing/Directing from Screen Academy of Scotland as well as the UK-wide well received debut short. Juri has since worked as a Director and Assistant Director on numerous short films, commercials and music videos, also collaborating on artistic performance pieces.

     

    Education

    MFA Screenwriting & Directing, Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 6 — J U N E 2 0 1 8

    • Directorial Debut with Eudaimonia

    • Class Representative for 2016-2018

    MA Film & Visual Culture, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 1 — J U N E 2 0 1 5

    • Film Theory

    • Art History

    • Sociology

    • English Literature

     

    Courses

    Production Safety, ScreenSkills

    A P R I L 2 0 1 8 — M AY 2 0 2 0

    Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival, Cambridge

    D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 6 — J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7

    Member of a Jury Committee

    Watersprite: The Cambridge International Student Film Festival, Cambridge

    O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 — N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 8

    Member of a Jury Committee

     

    Employment History

    Co-Founder, Pensive Pictures, Tallinn

    M A R C H 2 0 2 0 — P R E S E N T

    Founded in March 2020, Pensive Pictures is a new production company based in

    Tallinn, Estonia with a reflective approach to film and image-making.

    1st Assistant Director, KT Music, Tallinn

    N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0 — N O V E M B E R 2 0 2 0

    Koit Toome - We Could Have Been Beautiful / Music Video / Directed by Marta Vaarik

    / 3 min

    1st Assistant Director, Universal Music , Tallinn

    O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0 — O C T O B E R 2 0 2 0

    nublu - UNIVERSUM / Music Video / Directed by Marta Vaarik / 4 min

    Director, Primefunnel, Tallinn

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0 — S E P T E M B E R 2 0 2 0

    Windom / Web Commercial / 1 min

    Cinematographer, Tartu Interdistsiplinaar, Tallinn

    J U LY 2 0 2 0 — J U LY 2 0 2 0

    Maagiline Metamorfoos / Directed by Elina Masing / Performance Art / 120 min

    Director, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn

    M A R C H 2 0 2 0 — M A R C H 2 0 2 0

    Anna Karenina / TV Commercial / 20 sec

    Writer/Director, Primefunnel, Dubai

    F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0 — F E B R U A R Y 2 0 2 0

    Sucess Factory Dubai 2020 / Web Commercial / 3 min

    Writer, Estonian National Opera, Tallinn

    J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 — J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0

    The Count Luxembourg / TV Commercial / 20 sec

    1st Assistant Director, Lothian Films Ltd, Glasgow

    N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9 — N O V E M B E R 2 0 1 9

    SCUZZ / Short Film / Directed by Alia Ghafar / 12 min

    Writer/Director, Primefunnel, Tallinn

    O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 — O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9

    Dagpay / Web Commercial / 1 min

    1st Assistant Director, Beach & Basil Productions, City of London

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9 — S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 9

    Unstuffed / Short Film / Directed by Jay & Peter Javieri / 11 min

    Production Assistant, The & Partnership, Edinburgh

    A U G U S T 2 0 1 9 — A U G U S T 2 0 1 9

    Coutts: Thank You / Web Commercial / Directed by Ewan Fletcher / 45 sec

    Production Assistant, Warner Bros Entertainment Inc, Tallinn

    J U N E 2 0 1 9 — A U G U S T 2 0 1 9

    Tenet / Feature / Directed by Christopher Nolan / 150 min

    Production Assistant, The & Partnership, Edinburg

    J U N E 2 0 1 9 — J U N E 2 0 1 9

    Coutts: Portrait / Web Commercial / Directed by Ewan Fletcher / 1 min

    Production Assistant, The & Partnership, Edinburgh

    M AY 2 0 1 9 — M AY 2 0 1 9

    Coutts: This is Us / Web Commercial / Directed by Ewan Fletcher / 2 min

    1st Assistant Director, Twin-Eye Films, Donegal

    A P R I L 2 0 1 9 — A P R I L 2 0 1 9

    Hot House / Short Film / Directed by Paul Maguire / 15 min

    Production Assistant, The & Partnership, Edinburgh

    A P R I L 2 0 1 9 — A P R I L 2 0 1 9

    Royal Bank of Scotland: Invest / TV Commercial / Directed by Stacey Cody / 2 min

    Production Assistant, The & Partnership, Edinburgh

    D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8 — D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 8

    Royal Bank of Scotland: Think Twice / TV Commercial / Directed by Stacey Cody / 2

    min

    1st Assistant Director, Black Isle Films, Carlisle

    O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8 — O C T O B E R 2 0 1 8

    Flori / Short Film / Directed by Rebecca Palmer / 11 min

    2nd Assistant Director, Vibrant Youth Productions, Edinburgh

    S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8 — S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 8

    Ghost of Me & You / Short Film / Directed by Ben Thompson / 15 min

    2nd Assistant Director, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Glasgow

    J U LY 2 0 1 8 — J U LY 2 0 1 8

    Spaceship / Short Film / Directed by Connor Mcmahon / 13 min

    1st Assistant Director, Palla Productions, Edinburgh

    M A R C H 2 0 1 8 — M A R C H 2 0 1 8

    Souvenir / Short Film / Marc-Aurele Otto Palla / 14 min

    Co-Writer/Director, Screen Academy Scotland, Edinburgh

    J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8 — J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 8

    Eudaimonia / Short Film / 23 min

    Official Selection Glasgow Short Film Festival (Nomination)

    Official Selection Inverness Film Festival

    Official Selection Underwire Film Festival (Nomination)

     

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