Focus on strategic development, feature dramas and documentaries.
Producers on the Move, Cannes 2017
Focus on social and investigative documentaries and co-production projects.
Documentary and feature drama filmmaker – director, scriptwriter, editor. Latest documentary Escaping Riga (2014) premiered internationally at IDFA (Panorama), 2014 and selected by CPH:Dox. Previously received award for the Best Debut film of 2006/2007 (documentary Version. LNO, 2007) and FIPRESCI Award (documentary Valkyrie Limited, 2009) at the Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps. Documentary Sounds under the Sun (2010) directed by Dāvis Sīmanis premieres internationally at the 53rd DOK Leipzig 2010 and received Grand Prix at the International Music Film Festival KameraTon, 2010 (Poland) and Special mention for extraordinary artistic achievement at the 47th International Television Festival Golden Prague, 2010.
My Peaceful Place of Exhile (2016) feature drama
Escaping Riga (2014) documentary
Chronicles of the Last Temple (2013) documentary
Sounds under the Sun (2010) documentary
Valkyrie Limited (2009) documentary
Viesturs Kairišs is a film, theatre and opera director. His last documentary Pelican in the Desert (2014) was on the competition at the Visions du Reel in Nyon, France, as well as received special jury prize at the Let's Cee Film Festival in Austria. He became more well known in 2005 when his documentary Romeo and Juliet (2005) was nominated for the Russian Film Academy Award for the best CIS and Baltic States film and won FIPRESCI award at the Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps. His feature Leaving by the Way (2002) premiered at the Karlovy Vary competition program in 2002 and won FIPRESCI award, as well as the Best Debut Award at the 10th Raindance Film Festival in London. Short feature drama The Wedding (2001) participated at the Oberhauzen, Rotherdam etc international film festivals and won the Jury Award at the Film Festival Molodost, Ukraine. Since 2007 he has staged Wagner's Ring des Nibelungen cycle and after Götterdämmerung the international press wrote: “Riga now have one of the best Ring production in Europe”.
Chronicles of Melanie (2016) feature drama
Pelican in the Desert (2014) documentary
Loengrins From Varka Kru (2009) documentary
The Dark Deer (2006) feature drama
Romeo And Juliet (2004) documentary
Leaving by the Way (2002) feature drama
The Wedding (2000) feature drama
Graduate of the prestiguous Russian State University of Cinematography in Moscow. In cooperation with the Latvian film director Laila Pakalniņa Gints has created a new poetic and fotogenic reality. In 2012 received the National Film Award as the Best Feature Film Director of Photography for the feature drama Golf Stream Under Iceberg and Amaya. Received the National Film Award for the Best Documentary Director of Photography in 1996 (for documentaries Ferry, Post, Ubāns) and the National Film Award for the Best Feature Film Director of Photography in 2003 (Pitons), in 2007 (together with Andrij Parekh and Sam Moon (Vogelfrei). Been nominated in 2005 for fiction film The White Beast, Water in 2007 and Silence and Loss in 2009.
The Chronicles of Melanie (2016) feature drama
Two Women (2014) fiction
Pelican in the Desert (2012) documentary
Gulfstream Under Iceberg (2010) fiction
Amaya (2009) fiction
Silence (2009) short fiction
Lohengrin from Varka Kru (2008) documentary
The Stones (2008) short fiction
Vogelfrei (2007) fiction, segment "old"
The Dark Deer (2006) fiction
Nominated for the Best Cinematographer of Documentaries at the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps in 2009 and Best Cinematographer of fiction film in 2012. In 2007 received the Eduard Tisse award from the Latvian Guild of Cinematographers and the Culture Department of Riga City Council for artistic achievement in the feature drama Monotony (dir.J.Poškus), The Draughtsman and Version.LNO (dir.D.Sīmanis).
My Peaceful Place of Exhile (2016) feature fiction
Escaping Riga (2014) documentary
Larger than Life (2014) documentary
Window (2012) short
Sounds Under the Sun (2010) documentary
Valkyrie Limited (2010) documentary
Monotony (2007) fiction
Inspector Grauds (2003) TV series
Graduate of the Latvian Academy of Culture, participant of several international theatre projects (e.g. In the Nude, 2008). Received award for the Best Short Fiction at the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, 2012. Animated film To Swallow a Toad was selected for 2010 International Cannes Film Festival Short Film Competition.
Opera Buffa (tba) director, script writer, feature comedy in development
It’s About Time (2014) director, script writer, animated film
National Touch (2014) co-director, documentary
The Film (2011) director, feature drama
To Swallow a Toad (2010) idea and script, animated film
Cinematographer and photographer Aigars Sērmukšs is a graduate of the Latvian Academy of Culture, department of TV and video cinematography. Since 2002 has been engaged in numerous national and co-production projects as DOP and editor. Actively participates in different art and audiovisual projects. Since 2006 works as a focus puller, 1st Assitant DOP and DOP on fictions films, shorts, ads and music videos, shooting on 35mm, 16mm and digitally.
People from Nowhere (tba) DOP
Chronicles of Melanie (2015) focus puller, fiction
Vadātājs (2013) DOP, documentary
Dardedze video (2012) DOP, social ad against violence towards children
Bloodloght (2012) DOP, artistic film
Madara – the Story of Nature, Science and Beauty (2012) DOP, editor, promo video
Zaitsev – 1 (2011) TV series, 2nd Assistant DOP
Juris Pakalnins is an artist of fictions and documentaries. Since 1995 he has been director for many projects developed by Latvian TV. He has graduated State institute of Cinematography in Moscow. In cooperation with Laila Pakalniņa he was the script author and director for fiction Anna’s Christmas (1992). He was the chief decorator for films Python (2003) and Shoe (1998). From 2004 - 2012 he was making the cycle of shorts Let the children live. In 2013 Juris Pakalniņš was working as a fiction film expert in National Film center. In January 2014 – author and director on the multimedia “journey” on the history of Riga and its main street produced in the honour of Riga becoming Culture Capital of Europe 2014.
The Masterplan (2016) director, documentary
My Six Million Dollar Father (2014) co-director, documentary
113 (2008) director, shorts
The Last Monument (2008) director, documentary
The Question of Time (2003) director, documentary
Python (2003) chief decorator, feature drama
Shoe (1998) chief decorator, feature drama
Anna’s Christmas (1992) director and script writer, feature drama