David Leon Fiene Germany

A still from the film “Astride” showing people on horses and motorcycles gathering next to a long road in the steppe of Kazakhstan.

David Leon Fiene is a filmmaker who sits at the intersection of emotions, people and craft, producing natural and raw work. With a background in design himself, he enjoys working with designers, artists and artisans, reflecting on the journey to owning one’s craft in the process. We featured his film “Astride,” which celebrates the deep, historic connection between Kazakh culture and horse-riding.