Golden Hours on Keri

A tiny piece of Baltic land where time metaphorically ceases to exist.

Golden Hours on Keri is a short documentary about 2 Estonian activists/community workers Peep Rada and Mari Pent and their relationship with the tiny Estonian island - Keri Saar.

  • Yohan Samel
  • Alex Tervinsky
  • Karoliina Varret
  • Leonard Fillip
  • Yohan Samel
  • Eleni Dapergola
  • Alexandru Solca
  • Mari Pent
    Keri Island Activist and Community leaders
  • Peep Rada
    Keri Island Activist and Community leaders
  • Mari Pent
    Key Cast
  • Peep Rada
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Television, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 50 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    Estonia, United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English, Estonian
  • Shooting Format:
  • Aspect Ratio:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Solent University
  • kinofestival "Light of the world"
    Moscow, Russian Federation
    Russian Federation
    May 17, 2022
    Moscow Premiere
  • Waves & Vibes - Tourism & Adventure International Film Festival
    Moscow, Russian Federation
    Russian Federation
    January 20, 2022
    Moscow and St. Petersburg Premiere
    Semi Finalist
  • The Luna Collective Digital Film Festival
    United Kingdom
    January 18, 2022
    London Premiere
    Honorable Mention
  • Alternative Night of Experimental Film
    United Kingdom
    January 24, 2022
    Kingston Upon Thames, London, United Kingdom
  • Duemila30 - International Sustainability Film Festival & Experience
    Milan, Italy
    United Kingdom
    May 6, 2022
    Milan Premiere
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmaker Sessions @PinewoodStudios
    London, UK.
    United Kingdom
    January 23, 2022
    London Premiere
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Yohan Samel

Yohan Samel is an Independent filmmaker hailing from the Indian film and television industry where he began as a backstage runner for theatre plays and worked his way up to become the 3rd Assistant Director on commercial film and television productions. Since 2018 he has worked full-time as a videographer/editor for Solent Productions and has directed, filmed & edited multiple projects ranging from shorts to music videos to documentaries and commercials.

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Director Statement

Choosing the subject we wanted to explore in our documentary went very smoothly as we all shared a common vision. The general idea was to tell a story of a subject that is unfamiliar to the general public in a fresh and enthralling way. We want to introduce the subject to a broader audience and tell its story in a way that brings more interest to it. Estonia is not a well-known country and it is a great opportunity to introduce a tiny part of it to the world. Keri island is a small place that even not many estonians know about. It is special because it has a very passionate community formed around it who maintain the island and have invested their lives in keeping the island from being forgotten and washed away.