Mistrus Media, established in 2000, is one of the most experienced Latvian film production companies with strong reflections on historical and current social political themes. In recent years, the film studio has cooperated with a number of countries (producing with Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, CzechRepublic, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Russia, Portugal, Serbia), working both on complex joint productions of international films and providing professional services to foreign companies shooting their films in Latvia.
In 2022, in honour of Cannes' 75th anniversary Screen International selected Mistrus Media as one of the 75 independent European production companies actively engaged in 2022 in the origination, development and production of feature films, working with other co-production partners to create works for arthouse audiences and the global festival circuit.
A few noteworthy co-production titles include: feature drama “January” (2022) by Viesturs Kairišs that won the Best International Narrative at the Tribeca Film Festival 2022, “Natural Light” (2021) by Dénes Nagy, a minority co-production, selected for the Berlin International Film Festival, awarded the Silver Bear for the Best Director, “In the Dusk” (2020) by Sharunas Bartas, a minority co-production, selected for the Cannes 2020.
Limited TV series “Queen of the Press” produced by Mistrus Media was released in 2021 and dark comedy “Samuel’s travels” (2021), directed by Aik Karapetian premiered at the Fantastic Fest in Austin, USA. The feature drama “The Mover” (2019) by Dāvis Sīmanis premiered at the Moscow International Film Festival and was Latvia’s official selection for best foreign-language film at the Oscars.