LA/NY based director/photographer Polina (Polly) Rabtseva joins Detour Films for exclusive representation in the US.

The Belarus-born filmmaker’s unique visual style has been commissioned for international brands like Mercedes Benz, Bacardi, and Fashion TV.

Effortlessly embracing all aspects of her craft, Polly is equally proficient with lighting, camera, editing, sound design and animation.  Her modern digital filmmaking embraces a personal touch at every stage of the process. She describes her work as an attempt to distill the purest essence of human emotion through the sculpting of image and sound in time.

Founder & Executive Producer Josh Canova describes her as “a magnetic, free spirit and gifted artist with an approach that’s pure, unapologetic, and mesmerizing.”

Initially trained as a painter, her youthful eye was drawn to the soft female forms and fantasy settings of Botticelli, Raphael and Michelangelo. Later, as a photographer, she found inspiration in the highly sophisticated, yet raw and seemingly accessible photographic style of Helmut Newton. Her variety of work shows her expanded drive for affectionate storytelling across platforms, individuals, and brands.

“I’m beyond excited to join Detour Films and work alongside such an amazing team of talented and dedicated professionals.  I believe that our combined experience and passion for creating beautiful emotive imagery is a perfect foundation for great ideas to bloom,” adds Polly.

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About Detour Films
Detour is a band of explorers comprised of master filmmakers, creative virtuosos and post-production whiz kids. Driven by creative discovery, we look beyond your typical creative longitude and latitude in favor of curiosity, collaboration, instinct, and experience. We proudly create, produce and deliver professional, innovative content, commercials, and short films for our agency and brand clients worldwide.