Brimstone & Glory

PBS Premiere: July 2, 2018Check the broadcast schedule »

Brimstone & Glory: Filmmaker Bio

 Viktor Jakovleski, Director

Viktor Jakovleski is a Berlin-based filmmaker. Jakovleski spent four years making Brimstone & Glory. During the final shoot at the featured pyrotechnic festival in 2016, he was struck by one of the festival's iconic "bulls" and was severely injured. Jakovleski's next project centers around Berlin artist Julius von Bismarck and his dangerous expedition to the Catatumbo River delta in Venezuela, the area with the highest occurrence of natural lightning strikes in the world. Jakovleski has directed and produced videos for internationally renowned electronic musicians and produced the German feature film Lenalove. In 2015, he was named one of "25 New Faces of Independent Film" by Filmmaker Magazine. He served as contributing director to the documentary 11/4/08, which premiered at SXSW, and co-produced and assistant directed Benh Zeitlin's award-winning Glory at Sea! (2008). He also attended the producing program at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin and for several years worked at Studio Babelsberg.