Stolen gear from New Zealand maybe on sale in UK
NZ10K of Bush Telly gear has been stolen by a former member of the crew from Christchurch New Zealand.
Bush Telly gear is often loaned to members of the crew who return it and they have often loaned their own gear to Bush Telly so it has been of mutual benefit.
Alexander "Sasha" Shamilov was loaned this gear by me late last year. I only found out a few weeks ago that he is now living in UK and the gear has disappeared.
Formerly living in Christchurch New Zealand
Now living in Clitheroe, Lancashire, United Kingdom
He had "borrowed"
1 Sennheisser MKH70 shotgun microphone
1 Rycote windsock system
1 Vinten 3441-3 Vision 8 pan and tilt head
1 Vinten 3770-3 ENG Aluminium 2-stage Pozi-Loc Tripod Legs
1 Tripod kit bag, head manual, maintenance kit, snow shoes, tripod floor spreader and plates.
More details at
Any help getting the gear back much appreciated. He may have also stolen gear from other people as well.
PO Box 9000,
Ph 64+ 3-9800902
Fx 64+ 3 9800903
I'm also on
As someone who lives in New Zealand...........that sucks, what a bummer! I hope you manage to get it all back. I hate dishonesty with a passion, and it's even worse when it was someone you trusted enough to loan equipment to.
It is very disappointing Tony, especially from a crew member. I found out from a local photographic shop that he was convicted about 10 years ago for stealing camera gear.
But good news
The Clitheroe Police have confirmed that Mr Shamilov has admitted that all the missing gear is in the shipping container that is on its way to the UK.
So making progress