Stuck in Stikine
Five men from Latvia - 2 businessmen, an experienced traveler, a cameraman and their tough guide head out to tame the fastest flowing river in North America, Stikine, hoping to cover 150 miles of Pristine Northern wilderness in just 10 days. But winter sets in; their worst fears are realized, placing them in a survival situation that could cost them their lives.
Flying Monks Temple
A dreamer by nature, Quanqi Zhu decides to set up a unique installation at the foot of the famous Song Shan Mountain. Despite the language and cultural barrier, his best companion is Latvian Architecht Austris Mailitis. Will thte newly-built Shaolin flying Monks Temple be able to justify its name?
I usually think of myself as a re-arranger of images and sounds who enjoys toying with things, much the same as I enjoy fairy-tales and the logic of dreams. In my real life I am a journalist cum selftaught TV/film director, meaning that I feel myself comfortable at creating content for TV. I started on this track some time ago by joining the team of “Vides Filmu Studija” to work on their half-hour weekly TV magazine "Vides Fakti" broadcast by the Latvian public TV. Some years later I nurtured my own 'produce' - the weekly half-hour wilderness gourmet adventure programme "Est ir tava daba" (To Eat Is In Your Nature) and the Nordic inspiration-seeking programme "Ziemelu puse" (Nordic Style). Luckily they allow me to practice and improve my cinema language skills on a regular basis. Besides the TV programmes, there are two short feature films that I'm proud to call "my films": these are "The Red Spot" and "KK-2678". Last but not least, there is the adventure documentary "Stuck In Stikine" (83 min., 2007).