(In Production) Excemplary Behaviour creative documentary. Writers: Audrius Mickevičius & Georgi Tenev, Director Audrius Mickevičius. Producer Rasa Miškinyte, Era Film (Lithuania), co-producer Martichka Bozhilova, AGITPROP (Bulgaria); and Edoardo Fracchia, Stefilm International (Italy).

Short Synopsis: 

A few years ago my elder brother was killed by two men. One of the murderers escaped punishment, while the second, who alone took the blame for the crime, was later released from prison for exemplary behaviour.

The film explores the paradox of exemplary behaviour in murderers currently serving life sentences in Vilnius’ Lukiškės prison and hoping to return to society. It is a strong emotional journey of transformation for the author, the prisoners, and society who are searching for tolerance among humans. 

“Exemplary Behaviour” is an ambitious author-driven documentary with high artistic intentions, great narrative richness, appealing to the wide international audience. 

https://vimeo.com/154614788

 

(In Post production) Leaving One's Home short documentary. Writer & Director Miglė Statauskaitė. Producer Producer Rasa Miskinyte, Era Film (Lithuania). Production supported by Lithuanian Film Centre and by private financiers.

Short Synopsis

Veteran mountain climber Algimantas Jucevicius once said that the biggest victory one can achieve is to leave one’s home. He’s inspired hundreds of people to leave their comfort zone and expand their horizons. This film will follow Algimantas’ latest expedition to the Tian Shan mountains in Kyrgyzstan. We will walk side by side with Algimantas and will get to know the character of this leader and adventurer and his perspective on taking risks, facing extreme conditions, losing friends and gaining wisdom.


(In Post production) War Ship TV documentary. Writers Rasa Miškinytė & Linas Augutis. Director Linas Augutis.  Producer Producer Rasa Miskinyte, Era Film (Lithuania). Production supported by LRT (Lithuanian National Television and Radio) / Lithuanian Defence Minsitry/ Private financiers)

 

(In Development) Napoleon's Lost Imperial Gold. Writers: Nick Holdsworth & Rasa Miškinytė. Producers Rasa Miškinytė Era Film (Lithuania) & Nick Holdsworth Holdsworth Films Ltd (United Kingdom).

Short Synopsis: Napoleon's Lost Imperial Gold is an innovative creative documentary that combines a professional archaeological excavation with dramatised episodes, archive material, trans-media applications and expert commentary to explore the day Napoleon's army died.

The past is all around us.

In Vilnius - where monasteries and churches little changed over the centuries are spread like a web throughout the city - the crumbling walls of ancient buildings whisper of ghosts of the past.

The enfeebled remnants of Napoleon's army that limped into the city, seeking refugee on their frostbitten retreat from Moscow in 1812, would recognise much of the city today.

The past is never far away in Vilnius.

Twenty minutes' drive west of the city there is a small forest-fringed pasture where on a December's day in 1812, Napoleon Grande Armee finally met its match in the form of an ice- covered hill.

Nothing remains to suggest this is a sight where a great dream of uniting Europe came to an i gnominious end.

A huge jam of men, animals and the materiel of war packed into the bottom of the hill, including the army's pay train containing 10 million francs. When one wagon toppled over on the slippery road, spilling gold and silver coins, any shred of remaining military discipline evaporated, unleashing a fatal scramble for loot. Soon the snow-covered meadow and forest floor was soaked in blood and littered with discarded and lost treasures.

Gold and silver coins are small and easily lost in confusion and fear. Trampled into the snow and ice, when the snows melted many would have sunk into the ground.

No serious attempt has ever been made to systematically recover what was lost on Ponary Hill that day. By employing a film based around the archaeological dig as a portal into the past, Napoleon's Lost Imperial Gold will tell the epic, dramatic - and horrific - story of an ill-fated campaign that cost the lives of over 400,000 members of the invading force.

 

Produced films:

THE MAN SLAYER.THE VIRGIN. THE SHADOW, 142' , 2017 - drama. Writer / Director  Sulev Keedus (Estonia). Producer Kaie-Ene Rääk comapny F-Seitse (Estonia), Co-producer Rasa Miškinytė comapny ERA FILM (Lithuania). Sales Agent - ANT!PODE SALES & DISTRIBUTION. World Premier at POFF, Tallinn 2017 December.

 

THE LITTLE BOAT (LAIVELIS)-  hybrid life shooting & animation, 3'35", 2016. The Concept Authors Rasa Miškinytė and Giedrė Narušytė Boots/Director Giedrė Narušytė Boots. Co-production KASK Ghent, Belgium) and ERA FILM (Lithuania). Release 2017. World Premier at Canada Kids Film Festival, Toronto September 22, 2017.

 

BLUEBEARD (MĖLYNBARZDIS) - animation, 4'35", 2016. The Author/Director Giedrė Narušytė Boots. Co-production KASK Ghent, Belgium) and ERA FILM (Lithuania). Release 2017.

 

COLD SPRINGS (ŠALTI ŠAILINIAI) - producer, animation, 4'38" digital cut out, 2015. The Author/Director Giedrė Narušytė Boots. Co-production KASK Ghent, Belgium) and ERA FILM (Lithuania). Premier April 2, 2016 at Vilnius International Film Festifal Kino Pavasaris. Film nominated for Silver Crane award in the section short animated films. 

 

ПОД КОЛПАКОМ - UNDER THE HOOD (STEBIMI) – producer, creative documentary 75 DVcam, 2013. Directors Mark Byrne & Robert Dennis. Co-production Planet Korda Pictures (Ireland) and ERA FILM (Lithuania), MDR, TVP2, Belsat TV, ERR. 

Trailer

 

DREAMING THE PATH (SAPNUOJU, KAD EINU) - producer, creative documentary, 85 HD, 2012. Director Jokubas Vilius Turas.

AWARDS: "Silver Crane" as the best feature lenght documentary 2013, Lithuania.

Trailer

 

THE ONE AND ONLY (VIENINTELIS, NEPAKARTOJAMAS IR PASKUNIS) – producer, writer, creative documentary, 56, HDV, 2012. Director Linas Augutis. In co-production with LRT.

AWARDS: Nominated for the "Silver Crane" as the best TV documentary 2012, Lithuania.

Trailer

 

BOOK SMUGGLERS (KNYGNEŠIAI) – producer, creative documentary, 73’/52’, HD, 2010. Director Jeremiah Cullinane, Planet Korda Pictures (Ireland) co-produced by Vinegar Hill Productions (N. Ireland), TG4, BBC N.I., LRT.

AWARDS: The film was awarded the Silver Crane – Lithuanian “Lion” for the best Cinematographic work. The Golden Grape Award in Documentary Films Category of 40th Lubuskie Film Summer  Lagovo, Poland, 2011

www.booksmugglersthemovie.com

 

SHARUNAS BARTAS, AN ARMY OF ONE (ŠARŪNAS BARTAS. VIENAS – LAUKE KARYS) – co-producer, creative documentary, 51’, Dvcam, 2010. Director Guillame Coudray, Letimotiv Productions, France, in co-production with LRT.

AWARDS: Nominated for the "Silver Crane" as the best documentary film award, 2010, Lithuania

Trailer

 

VILNIUS – THE CITY I HAVE NEVER KNOWN (VILNIUS – MIESTAS, KURIO NEPAŽINOJAU): 3 Documentaries, 3 Directors, 3 Countries, 3 Points of View. Directors: Dzintar Dreibergs (Latvia), Kristin Raup (Estonia), Bram Crols (Belgium). Produced by "ERA FILM" for "Vilnius - the Capital of European Culture 2009".

Making of

 

THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WALL (LES DERNIÈRES HEURES DU MUR) - line producer, creative documentary 2 episodes 52’, HD, 2009. Director Jean-Francois Delassus, production of MAXIMAL PRODUCTIONS, France.

 

THE BUG TRAINER (VABZDŽIŲ DRESUOTOJAS) – producer, creative documentary 53 min. HD/35 mm, 2008. Script Linas, Donatas Ulvydas, Jonas Banys; directors:  Linas Augutis, Donatas Ulvydas, Marek Skrobecki, Rasa Miskinyte; Co-produced by Se-ma-for, Poland; In co-production with broadcasters NHK (Japan), AVRO (The Netherlands), YLE (Finland); In association with DR (Denmark); SVT (Sweden); NRK (Norway), TSR (Switzerland), ETV (Estonia); LRT (Lithuania).

AWARDS: Jury Prize (16th International Minsk film Festival); Best Animated Educational Film (ReAniamania'09  International  Animation  Film  festival  in  Yerevan);  Grand  Prix  (InternationalBerdiansk  Film  Festival);  Lithuanian  Cinema  and  TV  film  awards  "Silver  Crane":  for the best script; for the best soundtrack; for the best directing; and for the best producer’s work, 2009, Lithuania.

Press Book / Trailer

 

A TRIP TO THE GREAT LITTLE COUNTRY (LIETUVA – DIDELĖ MAŽA ŠALIS)  - producer of music short film , 5’10”, HD, 2007. Commissioned by Lithuanian Institut.

AWARDS: Prize for creativity (Art&Tur Festival – International Tourism Film Festival).

Film

 

SPANISH FOR ADULTS (ISPANŲ KALBA SUAUGUSIEMS) – producer creative documentary 53’, DVcam, 2007. Script/directing Tomas Tamosaitis. Co-production with Evohe Films, Spain and Televisio de Catalunya (Spain), in association with ZDF/Arte (Germany/France) and YLE (Finland).

AWARDS: First prize in the category for documentary over 40min (TRANSYT, Poland); Grand Prix of the 10th International Film Festival (Lublin, Poland)

 

LITHUANIA - A TANK AND THE GIRL (LITAUEN – DAS MÄDCHEN UND DIE PANZER) - line producer, documentary 52”, DigiBeta, 2007. Directors André MEIER and Isabell BLÖCHL, Company LE Vision GmbH (Germany) in association with MDR/Arte Germany and LRT Lithuania.

 

THE FAREWELL AFFAIR (L’AFFAIRE FARWELL) - line producer, documentary 2 episodes 52”, DigiBeta, 2007. Director Jean-Francois Delassus, production of Roche Production, France, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE G.E.I.E., YLE.

 

THE BUS – co-producer, creative documentary , 56’, 16mm, colour, 2004. Co-production of ACUBA FILM, Estonia – HARGLA FILM, Latvia – ERA FILM, Lithuania and, LRT (Lithuania), YLE (Finland), DR (Denmark), ETV (Estonia), LTV (Latvia), NDR/ARTE (Germany).  

AWARDS: First prize as the best Baltic co-production, Arsenals 2005 (Latvia).

 

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY for LRT

Associated producer documentary THE PUTIN SYSTEM  95’, Digi Beta, 2007. Author Jean-Michel Carre in association with Jill Emery. Company Les Films Grain De Sable, France2, NDR, LRT.

Co-producer of creative documentary PARNOGRAPHY (ANIMAZONE), 52’, super 16mm, 2005. Director Hardi Volmer, producer Arko Okk, Acuba Film Production, Estonia

Co-producer for TV serie NEW STARS OF EUROPE, 8x28’ , 2004, DVCam. Co-production of AXEL FILM, Denmark and 8 Public Broadcasters of new EU members. AWARDS:  Television, Europe Civis media prize, 2004.

 

 

 

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