Diplodocus
Diplodocus Films

Who We Are

We are a video production company specializing in documentary films, videos for non-profit organizations and commercials. Our recent clients include Children’s Aid Society of New York and Eurasia Foundation.
We are based in New York and Moscow.

Olga Lvoff

filmmaker

Olga Lvoff

Olga Lvoff is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. Her recent full-length documentary film, “When People Die They Sing Songs,” was broadcast on NHK (Japan), theatrically released in Russia (Documentary Film Center in Moscow), participated in festivals around the world including DOC NYC (New York) and Message to Man (St.-Petersburg). It was nominated for Student Oscar in 2014 and won CINE Golden Eagle Award. The film was featured in The New York Times in 2015. Olga’s editing work has been shown at Tribeca Film Festival and Lincoln Center. Olga leads film workshops in Columbia University and Hunter College in New York. Olga Lvoff received an MFA in Social Documentary from the School of Visual Arts in 2013. Olga splits her time between Harlem and Moscow.

In 2010, Olga graduated from Moscow State University’s School of Journalism. As a journalist, Olga worked for Russian national TV channel Culture filming 15-17 minute stories about art, history, and science; for Radio Liberty covering cultural events including many reports about documentary film festivals; for the magazine GEO, writing articles on science, medicine, and traveling. Being a student, she spent two months in Lyon (France) working at the Euronews television channel, where she was covering cultural news and adapting reports in French and English for the Russian audience.

Basil Lvoff

scriptwriter/grant writer

Basil Lvoff

Basil Lvoff combines his work as a professional writer published in Russian and American periodicals with literary scholarship. He has a Ph.D. in Literary Criticism from Moscow State University and is finishing his second dissertation at The Graduate Center of the City University of New York, in Comparative Literature. He has taught Russian culture, history, and language, as well as English Composition, at Barnard College, Columbia University, Hunter College, and Baruch College. Before becoming a literary scholar, Basil worked as a journalist for the Voice of America. Basil wrote grants and scripts for Olga Lvoff’s films “Two Travelers,” “When People Die They Sing Songs,” and “Busy Inside”. To learn more about Basil Lvoff, you may visit his website: blvoff.com.