Creativity is at the heart of everything we do

 

With a friendly and down to earth approach, we’re passionate about everything we do to help bring your vision to life through video.

Scroll down to find out more about the team, what we do and whether we’re a Trekkie or a Star Wars fan (we ask all the serious questions around here…) and discover how you can be a part of the Eastern Blok story.

About us and our journey

 

We’re Bogdan and Pav – the hairy and not-so-hairy filmmakers and adopted Mancunians behind The Eastern Blok with roots back to (yep, you guessed it) Eastern Europe.

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Bogdan Niculescu

Creative Director

 

What is your favourite and least favourite thing about your job? 

My favourite thing has to be the creative liberty to bring a project to life. Creating a puzzle where you both have to figure out the pieces and how the final picture looks like. I like the challenge. My least favourite part is listening to Pav telling me tech facts about our equipment while I pretend to understand.

 

Quick fire round

Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars for life!

Scorsese or Tarantino? Tarantino

Coffee or Tea? Coffee but I have simple coffee days and posh coffee days.

Morning Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl.

Death-row meal? 5GUYS full on burger with a large portion of chips!

Favourite beer? Brewdog Elvis juice

Favourite place in Manchester? NQ

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Pawel Warchol

Director of Photography

 

What is your favourite and least favourite thing about your job?

I love seeing when simple concepts take form in motion and being able to help with that process makes me feel accomplished. Also, I really enjoy using light to create different textures and moods . The least favourite part would be editing – fortunately I have a very skilled and passionate team who delivers fantastic results on every single project. 

 

Quick fire round

Star Wars or Star Trek?  Star Wars

Scorsese or Tarantino? Tarantino 

Coffee or Tea? Definitely coffee. Nothing beats Brazilian dark roast

Morning Bird or Night Owl?  Hoot 🦉

Death-row meal?  Green Thai Curry and fish cakes

Favourite beer? Neapolitan Milk Stout

Favourite place in Manchester? Castlefield 

 

Freelancers, join the team

 

We wouldn’t be where we are without our amazing network of freelancers – from producers to editors, sound engineers and runners, they are all integral to our work.

With that in mind, we are always looking to expand our list and work with new people – so if you would like to collaborate with us, drop us an email with your portfolio and rates and we will be in touch.

“I’ve worked with Eastern Blok on a variety of video content and always enjoyed great results. They are talented, reliable and someone I trust to listen, give considered advice and get the job done. When you work with creative people, provided you’ve done your homework you’ll like their style and be confident in their ability to produce good content. What’s not a given is the way they’ll work with you, balance the creative tension and help you to develop an appreciation for their craft and the impact it can have on your goals.”

 

Callum Ingram
Independent Consultant & Director at Embed Education

“I’ve repeatedly worked with Eastern Blok over the past couple of years, and would recommend them to anyone looking for video production, video editing and a great collaboration. I’ve always found them to be really easy to work with – they bring their own ideas, honest feedback and creativity to help bring any brief to life.

 

Charlie Benson
Marketing Lead at Prolific North & Digital City Festival

“Eastern Blok is the perfect mix of creative and professional. Turning our vague ideas into clear and inventive story boards which were then executed to perfection. We were impressed by their input and direction to the video and the quality of the end result. We will be using them again in many projects and would recommend them to anyone who needs to create a video.”

 

Rebecca McKeown
Operations Director at Colony Cowork

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