Alaskan Filmmaker Ben Sturgulewski draws his inspiration from his love of the outdoors, so it’s no surprise that after spending some time in the lower 48, he took a risk and moved back to a tiny Alaskan town. The risk paid off and he’s been able to both stay busy with work and create a life that suits him well. In our conversation, we talk about why collaboration is key, how relinquishing control can reduce stress + why you should follow your own path.
Artwork provided by the artist. NAME: Ben SturgulewskiOCCUPATIONS: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, WriterLOCATION: Girdwood, Alaska, USAART: Instagram: @sturgegram | sturgefilm.com | Linkedin
Artwork provided by the artist unless otherwise noted. NAME: Josh BermanOCCUPATIONS: Cinematographer, Director, Editor, Filmmaker, Owner, Producer LOCATION: Denver, Colorado, USAART: level1.us | level1productions.com | Instagram @level1
Being an independent filmmaker is not an easy path, but Josh Berman’s found a way to be in the business for 20 years. His path has been full of sacrifices + roadblocks, but his approaches to relationships and hiring, making financial decisions + prioritizing what matters has helped him to keep on keeping on.