dust+scratches is an independent film production company based in London.

Luke Tchalenko and a team of independent filmmakers draw on their visual and journalistic expertise to make beautiful films that matter.

People Like Us, a 2010 film on HIV in Ukraine and dedicated to the memory of one of it’s subjects, was shown at the Global Village main stage at the XVIII International Aids Conference, Vienna.

Luke is currently working with editor Jeremy Brettingham on projects including a film about renowned Russian photographer Boris Savelev. In development is an internet film collaboration with writer Nick Allen and film-maker Mark Ovenden on coalition forces in Afghanistan and a documentary on efforts to save dilapidated churches in Russia’s depopulated countryside.

Past projects include films on provisions for disabled children in the UK for the Department of Education and the National Children’s Bureau. North Circular Stories, co-directed by Simon Ostrovskiy, was broadcast on Channel 4 and at the 2007 Sheffield documentary film festival.

Luke Tchalenko worked as a photographer throughout the former Soviet Union and the Middle East for newspapers such as The Times, The Sunday Telegraph and The New York Times. Since returning to London in 2006, Luke has returned to his passion – directing and shooting films.

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