Sounds Under the Sun
Composers are regular people – they drive public transport, do sports, pay their bills. And still – they are very different as they are able to comprehend sound.
The documentary film Sounds Under the Sun is an inspiring cinematic journey all over the world to meet some of the world-famous contemporary classical music composers. Visiting Alaskan forests, skyscrapers in Tokyo, and war zone in Georgia, the film gives a glimpse of how the composers share their struggle to create music from the moment of sonic creation till the moment when their music is interpreted for public (the film features composers Sir John Tavener from the UK, Leonid Desyatnikov from Russia, Giya Kancheli from Georgia, Dobrinka Tabakova from Bulgaria, John Luther Adams from the USA, and Ko Matsushita from Japan, and one of the world’s best youth choirs, Kamēr..., from Latvia).
Larger than Life
A creative documentary about Europe´s new theatre star - a director and storyteller who claims it´s possible to transform any real life story into an extraordinary theatre performance.
Education: 2002 - 2003 Frei Universität Berlin, Department of Communications. Study program for foreign journalists. 1999 - present Doctoral studies in Political Science, University of Latvia. Research in political culture, social value systems, political engagement. 1997 M.A. in Political Science, University of Latvia. 1996 - 1997 Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn. Courses in Political Science and History. 1995 - B.A. in Philosophy, University of Latvia. Work Experience: 2000 - present, Mistrus Media Ltd., Managing director, producer, script writer, author, film director. 1995 - present, Labvakar Ltd, Producer, editor-in-chief, program editor. 2000 - present, Labvakar Ltd., TV program Vakara intervija (The Evening Interview), editor-in-chief. 1999 - 2002 - University of Latvia, lecturer (political science). 1998 - 1999, Hansa Media Ltd., Managing director. Filmography: In development, Larger than Life, 52 min, creative documentary, director. In development Sounds that the Sun Makes, 52 min, creative documentary, director, scriptwriter. In production - The Speed of Sound, 52 min, creative documentary, scriptwriter, director. 2009 - 1x1, scriptwriter, director. 2008 - Four Handedly, 52 min, creative documentary, director. 2007 - Atklāts Latvijā (Discovered in Latvia), scriptwriter, director. 2006 - The Second City. Daugavpils, 52 min, creative doc., scriptwriter. 2005 - Laba dzīve Latvijā (A Good Life in Latvia), scriptwriter, director. 2005 - Būt par Raimondu Paulu (Being Raimonds Pauls), 52 min, creative documentary, scriptwriter, director. 2003 - Latvietis runā (A Latvian Speaks), producer, director. 2000 - Lietu kārtošana (Arranging Matters), scriptwriter. 2000 - Par un pret Eiropu (For and Against Europe), scriptwriter, editor. 1998 - Naudas un finanšu institūcijas Latvijā (Monetary and Financial Institutions in Latvia), scriptwriter, editor. 1998 - Latvieši. Akmeņi (Latvians. Rocks), scriptwriter.