A problematic 12 year-old Mongolian kid Galbatrakh (Galaa), who has no father, tries to survive in Mongolian ger (Mongolian house) district by selling goods at a black market, while skipping his school. However, one day his mother decides that Galaa should give it a try to became a lama, a Buddhist monk. This becomes boy’s dream and a plan for survival. Galaa visits Pethub, one of the most disciplined Buddhist monasteries in Mongolia, and tries to be accepted. In order to achieve this, he needs to study hard, get a permission from different high lamas and pass through complicated bureaucracy of the monastery. Will he succeed?
Lukas Trimonis attended the Baltic Film and Media School and the European Film College. He completed Maia Workshops in Italy and received the European Certificate in Audiovisual Financing and Commercialisation from the French National Audiovisual Institute. His experience ranges from producing numerous commercial projects including music videos, short films, commercials, viral videos to working within distribution, financing, post-production and SFX/VFX.
“UB Lama” (Dir. Egle Vertelyte), UK/Lithuania/Mongolia 2011 - selected for Scanorama “New Baltic Cinema” competition
“Flesh Art” (Dir. Chris Goodman, Nicholas Thompson), UK 2010
“Granny Choir” (Dir. Ilze Ramane), Latvia/Lithuania 2009 - selected for Vilnius Documentary Film Festival competition
“Confession” (Dir. Oksana Buraja), Lithuania 2008 - selected for the official Oberhausen Competition
“Man-Horse” (Dir. Audrius Mickevicius), Lithuania/Finland/Germany 2008
“Sex, Lies and Cigarettes” (Dir. Cenk Erturk), Denmark 2006
“Can’t Wait for June” (Dir. Marie Eisendik), Denmark 2006
“Another Day” (Dir. Milda Sabockyte), Lithuania 2005
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