Meet the team
reece- Self-Shooting Director
Reece studied filmmaking at Manchester School of Art and then moved to London to begin a career in commercials and music videos, signing with Callbox.
His interest in military and conflict often kept Ukraine in his mind, and he eventually decided to drive from the UK to Donbas to make a documentary, and see for himself the situation on the ground.
Shorty after he arrived, he started First Focus, with the idea to finish not only the documentary, but to tell many of the stories from the region and provide fresh, on-the-ground intel in English, for a western audience.
Reece enjoys the cinema, trips to the pub, history, hiking, and travelling.
Eugen was born and raised in Mariupol, Ukraine and went on to study logistics in Kharkiv. Upon graduation he worked as a professional interpreter and after moving back to Mariupol he began work as a project manager in a start-up IT company. Shortly after he met Reece through a mutual friend, and joined First Focus full time.
Eugen enjoys surfing, playing guitar, shooting and travelling.
Alice- Social Media
Alice studied Media, Culture & Society at Manchester Metropolitan University, which helped develop her interest in different aspects of social media. She is currently working within the finance sector and is playing a key role as the UK based member of the team, providing external support, and also keeps on top of the socials and emails when the Ukraine team are out of contact on the frontline.
Alice enjoys gigs, festivals, travelling and fashion.