Documenting Life in Bangladesh: A Storyhunter Takeover
Jeremy Kruis has worked with B. Creative, a collective for filmmakers that does everything from weddings to non-profit work, for the past five years. He acted as director of photography for commercial work at Voyage and a cinematographer and editor for weddings at Bradley Productions — two branches of B. Creative. Recently, Jeremy dove into the world of freelancing and is now based in Manila, where he is making a film about life in the Philippines. We asked him about his recent takeover of the Storyhunter Instagram.
Storyhunter: What was your project about?
Jeremy Kruis: My friend Justin Lovett and his fiancé Koheun Lee asked me if I would like to film a project with them in Bangladesh — it was an easy yes. The project we were filming was for an organization called Human Resource Development Project (HRDP). HRDP helps the least reached people in Bangladesh by providing programs and education to give them more opportunity.
S: What is your favorite picture from the Takeover?
JK: The picture of the teacher and her students in the classroom is my favorite. I like the way it shows the whole classroom and how different it looks from the classroom I grew up in.
S: What draws you to the freelance life?
JK: My favorite part about freelancing is the opportunity to travel and meet interesting people. I also like that one project I could be filming is pro women computer gamers and then the next project I could be filming the smallest primate in the world. There’s a lot of variety in freelance video making.
S: What is the most challenging part about being a freelancer?
JK: Simply, the most challenging part is sometimes not knowing when I’ll get my next job.
S: What was the most memorable part of this assignment?
JK: People in Bangladesh love getting their picture taken — they also look really good in photos. They will give you the most serious, but interesting looking face while taking their photo.
By Jindalae Suh, Writer at Storyhunter