The film production company MISTRUS MEDIA was established in 2000 and has since become one of the leading film studios in Latvia.
MISTRUS MEDIA is a producer of feature documentaries, feature fiction films as well as a provider of filming and location services and a producer of industrial films and commercials.
With the diverse shooting locations, distinct four seasons climate and profes- sional film crews, over the past four years Latvia has developed and increased the support for international film productions offering up to 25% cash rebate and strong co-production opportunities – an opportunity Mistrus Media can help foreign companies benefit from.
The productions of Mistrus Media have received several national and international festival awards and they have been broadcast on TV stations world-wide. In 2015 and 2016 Mistrus Media released two feature documentaries one of which – My Father the Banker has become the most watched documentary in Latvia over that past 15 years.
In November, 2016 the historical drama, The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish, an international co-production, was premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, International Competition and received the award for the Best Cinematography. The Chronicles of Melanie has become the national box-office hit of 2016 receiving over 80 000 admissions in cinemas in Latvia (with a population of only 1,96 million).
Feature The Chronicles of Melanie by Viestur Kairish is the official selection for the best foreign-language film for the 2018 Oscars from Latvia.