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Stuart McBratney and co producer Julia Nalivaiko, travelled Back to the Soviet Bloc to produce a celebrational series honouring Julia’s country of birth. The result was a seven part exploration of culture, food, cities and customs as Julia answered the hard questions about the former Soviet Union.

With 30 years of experience behind the camera, Stuart McBratney’s work has been widely seen. Having made hundreds of tv commercials, music videos and three feature films, as well as Back in the Soviet Bloc.

With a PhD in design, he is currently a Lecturer in Transmedia Storytelling at the University of Newcastle, Australia while producing films under McBrat motion pictures.  His last two features, Pop-Up (2016) and Don’t Read This on a Plane (2020) have secured international release through Los Angeles-based sales agent Cardinal XD and he’s now in pre-production on his 4th feature film, Long Thought Lost.

His clients as a copywriter/director of commercial campaigns include: Downer Engineering, Kayak, Canon, Sukin Organics, Seiko, McDonalds, Honda, Nike, Lipton, BCF, and Sony Music.

Back in the Soviet Bloc TV Series

Back in the Soviet Bloc is an insightful and thoughtful journey offering a unique viewing experience through the colourful and curious former Soviet Union, offering a unique perspective on the relationship between Russia and the Ukraine following its collapse.

Through laughter, tears, furry hats and a special reunion, Back in the Soviet Bloc is currently screening on SBS Australia.

Get in touch to see if this 7 part travel and culture series is available in your territory.

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