Latvia

Synopsis

A man has nothing to lose except his dream. To make his dream come true the man embarks on a dangerous journey. But his destination is not what it seems.

Director's Statement

Born on 8 May 1975 in Tallinn, Kaspar Jancis has been interested since childhood in drawing comic strips and illustrations for his own stories. He has been part of the creative core of several rock groups, writing song lyrics, making arrangements and creating tunes. He enrolled at the Tallinn Pedagogical University in 1996 and completed his first films there: the silent film DR. MAISARVE AND THE MATSHALKA CASE (1996) and the cutout puppet film FLIGHT OF THE LITTLE WHITE HELICOPTER (1996) which was screened at rock concerts and also on television. He transferred to the Turku Arts and Media School in Finland in 1997 to study animation under the guidance of Priit Pärn. Born in 1970 in Daugavpils, Latvia, Vladimir Leschiov gained artistic experience in early childhood creating drawings and paintings on the walls and corners of his parents’ house. The artist, animator, film director and producer founded the LUNOHOD Animation Studio in 2007. How long did it take to make your short? Was it difficult to get financing? Nearly three years. It was not easy to get financing because of the crisis. Which thoughts come to mind concerning a “European cinema community”? Europe, cinema, community... If you owned a theatre for one night, which films would you screen? Films that have not been shot yet. What is your next project? Secret.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Kaspar Jancis, Vladimir Leschiov

Written by: Vladimir Leschiov, Kaspar Jancis

Cinematography: Marje-Ly Liiv

Main Cast: Juuli Lill, Kaspar Jancis, Nancy Phelps

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 2012