blitzar media is a film production company based in Berlin and in Helsinki. It was founded in 2016 by Natalia Fentisova and Sieva Diamantakos. We produce long feature documentaries, short films, cross-media projects & art projects. The themes we explore vary from social & environmental issues, activism, politics to art & music.
Concept, production, post-production
We collaborate with a variety of professionals from different fields: special effects, animation, sound post-production, sound mix and etc.
Natalia Fentisova (1986) grew up in Russia and Finland. She graduated in art and media in the Berlin University of the Arts & Brera Academy in Milan. During her studies she exchanged for one year in California Institute of the Arts in the program of Film & Video. Her work includes film-essays, short films & audiovisual performances, where she explores psychological and physical transformations, questions of cultural, social and gender identities. Nowadays she manages blitzar media as a producer, director and film editor.
Sieva Diamantakos was born in 1980 in Rome and grew up in Liguria close to Genoa. He started filming while he was attending the university in Bologna and Amsterdam. After the graduation he moved to Genoa where he worked as cameraman for the ferry company ‘Costa Crociere’.
Later he became a member of port-royal, an emotional electronic band that inspired his fantasy. He developed a poetical visual language which was an inseparable part of the port-royal audiovisual show. For seven years he toured with the band all around the world, especially in the Eastern European countries as Russia, Ukraine, Serbia etc. Despite this intense collaboration, Sieva deepened his skills in many branches (commercial and independent) as director, cameraman, editor and VJ. Having developed a strong interest for the Eastern countries he decides to move to Kiev. There he worked on a documentary “Postcards from Ukraine” that depicts the political and social crisis in Ukraine.
Sieva Diamantakos’ work is deeply influenced by philosophy (mainly existentialism), sociology and the interaction between human and technology. His style of filming consists of both a visionary and emotional approach. He currently lives between Genoa, Kyiv and Berlin where he works on his second feature documentary.
- A feature documentary “Postcards from Ukraine” (2016), 85 min
written by Sieva Diamantakos and Alberto Dandolo, directed and filmed by Sieva Diamantakos
Winner @ AmiiWorkFest Lithuania (best feature film), Rome Film Awards (best documentary) audience price @ Movie Planet Film Festival; selected @ 49th Molodist Film Festival, 19th Genova Film Festival, 2nd AmiiWorkFest, 2nd Rome Film Awards, 2nd Perso Film Festival, Film Fest Eichstätt, Show “In this world” Leipzig, Movie Planet Film Festival.
- 13 videos for port-royal (2007-2015) written, filmed and edited by Sieva Diamantakos, available on youtube:
“Putin vs Valery”, “Stasi”, “Anya: Sehnsucht”, Balding generation (losing hair as we lose hope) “, “Severnaya “, ” The beat of the tiger, “The photoshopped prince”, “HVA (failed Revolutions), “Hermitage pt. 1,2,3” (title of the video: “Auf Wiedersehen”), “Spider toupet” (title of the video: “The inability to accept”), “Exhausted muse/Europe” (title of the video:”Escaping Athens”), “Regine Olsen” (title of the video:”Decline and fall of our fights”), “Günther Anders” (title of the video: “Stephanie”), “Sovereign Raiders” (title of the video: “Towards new ideologies”), “The last big impezzo”.
- A short musical “Sovraesposte” (2010) in collaboration with Cristina Oddone and Elisabetta Consonni; which stresses out the theme of the exploitation of women`s representation in italian tv (director) * endorsed by UDI, citta’ di Genova and regione Liguria.
- 6-year tour (2006-2012) with the Italian band port-royal where they presented their audiovisual live show all over Europe, Russia and United States.
They’ve been invited to play in a lot of important festival like MIT in Rome (Italy), Off festival (Katowice Poland), Decibel festival (Seattle, US), Yamoy festival (Nantes, France),
Grec Festival (Barcelona, Spain), Ambush music festival (Subotica, Serbia) etc…