Film Productions

Video Production / Theater and Dance Filming / Editing / Real Estate Photography And Videography / Actor Services / Interviews

Thank you for stopping by Samovar Film Productions. 


We are a boutique production company specializing in live events (theater and dance), but also other media services, and have been proudly serving the NYC community in this fashion since 2011.

We are looking forward to hearing more about your project and what we can do to help! 


Tailor-Made And Modular

One of the most recognizable icons of Russian and eastern European culture is drinking tea in front of the samovar, which is a very clever portable and mobile water heating device, that consists of a pot like structure with a chimney in the middle, that is loaded up with coals which is heated by pumping oxygen into it. Simple, yet effective. 

Because that is my background, and because I fell in love with my wife doing a Russian play in which a Samovar is featured, and because the samovar, by the very nature of it's construction requires meditation and care, we have added it to the name of our company.  We take great care and interest and investment in every single project that we have the opportunity to be a part of.  As well, we take great pride in being both fair and accessible. 

In order to assure fairness, all time that is spent on any given project is logged for time, using software. This log can be provided to the client upon request.  

And in order to make things more accessible, our pricing structure is highly modular and build on per project basis to fit the needs and budget of our clients. The basis of costs is an hourly fee of $50, which applies to all aspects of production,  whether it is pre, or on-set, or post. Below we describe various different services which we have successfully provided, with applicable fees that we have charged for them.  Please use this only as a guide, and not as a concrete price sheet. As few jobs are every truly alike, we will be happy to provide quotes based upon request, based upon prior experience with other similar in nature work. 


Filming Theater

As one of the most challenging stages in any project, we specialize in providing Creative Development to our clients. With our team of experts, rest assured that your visual content will be nothing short of exceptional.

Video Post-Production

We are forever attempting to refine the processes involved in post production to increase speed, efficiency, and turn-around time to get our clients their media as quickly and as effectively as possible. This means always investing in new tools, new software, and new and better computer hardware.

Currently, we use the Adobe suite for most of our post production, with some other software here and there. 

  • For photography Photoshop and Lightroom

  • For Video - Premiere Pro and After Affects

  • For Animation - After Affects

  • For music composition and design - Cubase

  • For Audio recording and post production - Adobe Audition

Audio Recording

When it comes to Post-Production, you can count on us to continue working until it’s exactly what you’re looking for while still staying within your timeline and budget. If you have questions, contact us today.

Photography - Real Estate

With a team dedicated to Pre-Production, we guarantee to provide the highest quality result for all of our clients. No matter what type of project you’re looking to create, we’re here to make it reality.

Interviews and On-camera Video

With a team dedicated to Pre-Production, we guarantee to provide the highest quality result for all of our clients. No matter what type of project you’re looking to create, we’re here to make it reality.




Ever evolving and improving.

In order to ensure the best possible media for our clients, we are constantly researching and improving our own stock of equipment. We try not to rent, as much as possible, in order to keep costs low and to increase efficiency and reliability and speed. 

As well, if the production requires something which this native equipment is not quite capable of, we will certainly rent as needed.

This equipment can be rented, subject to availability through KitSplit. 

Cameras and Lenses


  • 2 x Sony A7S mark ii

  • 1 x Sony A7R mark ii

  • 1 x Sony FX9 Cinema Camera


  • Sigma 14-24 2.8 

  • Sony 55 1.8

  • Sony 24-240

  • Sony 18-105 4.0 APS-C

  • Canon Tilt\Shift 17

MatteBox - Tilta 4 x 4" Carbon Fiber Matte Box


Recorders \ Mixers \ Interfaces

  • MixPre6-2 Sound Devices Recorder

  • Zoom H6N (including various mic modules), H5N, H1​

  • Mackie Big Knob Studio USB interface


  • Tascam TMS2 Stereo Mic

  • Rode NTG3 Boom Mic

  • Audix SCX-1 Boom Mic

  • Seinheiser G3 Lav Pair  

  • Comica CVM Lav Pair

  • Rode Podcaster USB mic


  • Boom Pole

  • Boom Pole stand

  • Numerous XLR cables, and 1/4 cables and adapters

  • 2 x large folding sound absorbing panels

  • pop up blocker


Continuous Lighting 

  • 3 x Ikan LED 576AL (Larger Panel LEDs) 

  • 3 x Ikan iLed Lights (Small portable lights)

  • 1 x Generay AK230 Radiance 

Flash Lighting

  • 1 x Godox AD600Pro

  • 2 x TT600

Various softboxes, diffusers, stands, and bounce cards

Camera Handling And Movement

Sachtler tripod flowtech 75

Sachtler FSB-6 Fluid Head

Zhiyun Crane 3s (Pro-Kit)

Titla Nucleus-M Remote and Zoom control

iFootage Shark Slider Mini with Remote Motion Control

Manfrotto Triaut Tripod


Atomos Ninja Flame 7" Monitor and Recorder

Hollyland 300 HDMI Wireless 

2 x Feelgood 5" Monitors 

Computer and Software

Intel i7-6700k @ 4GHz / 64gb ram

Adobe Suite (Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Lightroom, Photoshop, Illustrator)

Cubase 10.5


Davinci Resolve 16 (at this point dipping my toes into it)

Looking forward to your project!


Film Equipment


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