The Trolleybus-Man (2016)

Vilnius Trolleybus Park is sold to a young investor, who wants to change trolleybuses to more convenient high-tech, wireless, pilotless vehicles. Needless to say, that this high-tech wonder will require very little maintenance, so the drivers and supporting staff will be fired.

But it is way more than that. Without the old trolleybuses the city is never going to be the same. And in this darkest hour the hero arises. An ex-mechanic who shall fight the technical revolution to save the heritage of trolleybuses. And although he is not suited to be a superhero- he will do his best to drive the capitalist oppressors away.

 

Festivals:  

21 st Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" 2016 - Lithuanian short premieres programme, Vilnius, Lithuania 2016.

14th CINEMADAMARE - Official Selection, Various Locations, Italy, 2016

5th Kolkata International Short Film Festival - Official selection, India, 2016

1st Farm Film Festival - Official Selection, Italy, 2016

Meters International Film Festival - Official Selection, Naples, New York, 2016

Reflecta - Rethink Your World Film Festival - Official Selection, Weisbaden, Germany, 2016

Cinemania International Film Festival - Official Selection, Kansas, USA, 2016

1st Totoshka International Film Festival - Official Selection, Minsk, Belarus,  2016

9th Maipu Cortos Festival De Cine De Humor - Official Selection, Argentina, 2016

6th Litauiches Kino Goes Berlin Festival - Official Selection, Berlin Germany 2016

13th Sedicicorto International Film Festival - Official Selection, Italy, 2016

10th Byron Bay International Film Festival - Official Selection, Byron Bay, Australia, 2016

9th Nordic Wave Film Festival - Official Selection, Rif, Iceland, 2016

30th Braunschweig International Film Festival - Official Selection, Germany, 2016

1st Bucharest International Film Festival - Human Rights Selection, Bucharest, Romania, 2016

31st Festival Europeen du Film Court de Brest - International Competition, Brest, France, 2016

1st Birmingham Film Festival - International competition, Birmingham, United Kingdom, 2016

be a better being film competition - Official selection, Berlin, Germany, 2016

Eurochannel Short Programme 2016 - Screenings

17th International Independent Days Festival - Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2017

2nd LESS than 15 minutes Film Festival - Official Selection, Online, 2017.

Open Place Film Festival - International Competition, Rezakne, Latvia, 2017

 

Awards:

Nominated for Lithuanian Film and TV Awards "Silver Crane 2016" for the "Best Production Design"  

Best VFX - 5th Kolkata International Short Film Festival 

Best Film - 1st Farm Film Festival, Fevara, Italy

2nd place as Audience Favorite - 6th Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin Festival

Best Short Film - 1st Birmingham International Film Festival

 

Production: Dansu Films (Lithuania) and NAFTA Films (Estonia)

Made with support of Lithuanian Film Centre

Producers: Gabija Siurbytė, Monika Sakalauskaitė, Justinas Pocius, Esko Rips, Liis Orav

Director: Jonas Trukanas

Screenplay by: Jonas Trukanas, Barbora Pankė

Director of Photography: Meelis Vermeets ESC

Production Design: Paulius Jurevičius

Cast:  Vytautas Kupšys, Šarūnas Datenis, Liubomiras Laucevičius, Gabija Siurbytė, Karina Stungytė. 

 


 

Ghost I don't remember (2015)

Ghost I don't remember is a short horror comedy. The home of elderly teacher Vilmute is haunted. And ghost happened to be quite an irritation - it would not let Vilmute sleep, ruin her insistent routine and... it smokes inside the flat. But ghost did not know that it is messing with a wrong grandmother - Vilmute's home is her stronghold. So she will do anything it takes to get back the former peace and tranquility of her home.

 

Festivals:

Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" 2015 - Shorts comeptition, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

NIFFF (Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival) 2015 International competition, Neuchâtel, Switzerland 

Open Place International Film Festival 2015, International Competition, Rezakne, Latvia. 

Trash X Film Festival 2015, International Competition, Varaždin, Croatia. 

Landshut Short Film Festival 2016, International Competition, Landshut, Germany. 

Imagine Film Festival 2016, International Competition, Amsterdam, Netherlands. 

Corti A Ponte Festival 2016, International Competition, Padua, Italy

 

Production: Dansu

Producers: Gabija Siurbytė, Monika Sakalauskaitė, Jurga Jutaitė, Justinas Pocius

Director: Jonas Trukanas

Screenplay by: Jonas Trukanas, Gabija Siurbytė 

Director of Photography: Saulius Lukoševičius

Production Design: Paulius Jurevičius

Cast:  Vaiva Mainelytė, Gabija Siurbytė, Vitalijus Cololo, Valentinas Krulikovskis

 


 

Radviliad (2014)

Radviliad is a full-feature documentary on one of the most powerful families in Lithuanian history - Razdwill. Film is a mixture of documentary, fictional scenes and animation. It has opened in more than twenty screens in Lithuania in August 2014. 

Production: "Nominum Studio" 

Producer: Arūnas Matelis

Director of documentary parts: Ramūnė Rakauskaitė 

Director of fictional parts: Jonas Trukanas

Director of photography: Simonas Glinskis 

Production design: Lina Gečienė

Cast: Donatas Šimukauskas, Andrius Paulavičius, Algirdas Dainavičius, Liubomiras Laucevičius


 

Behind the Big Top (2013)

Behind the Big Top is a short fiction comedy about Oskar the Clown who has been imprisoned and forced to perform by a ruthless ringmaster Vlad. 

Festivals:

EBienale 2013, Short competition, Romania

 

Production: UCA

Producer: Thomas Northrop

Director: Jonas Trukanas

Screenplay by: Lewis Britnell

Director of Photography: James Chegwyn 

Production Design: Sean Leishmann 

Cast: Ed Hughes, Andrea Pelaez
 

 


 

Booksmuggler (2011)

Booksmuggler is a short fiction period comedy. Year 1869 – Lithuania is a part of Imperial Russia. Both Lithuanian written language and Lithuanian press are banished. But these oppressions are engaged by secret Lithuanian schools – where young people are thaught Lithuanian language and book smugglers start walking around villages and smuggling books to simple folk. Even if large part of society is still indifferent to Lithuanian national identity – book smuggler ranks are constantly growing.

Colorful life of nineteenth century Lithuanian country side, humor, adventures, dangers and hard choices… That’s only a little part of what scapegrace named Jurgis experiences when he meets book smuggler Mažvydas.

Distributed through the internet free of charge - more than 100,000 unique views. 

 

Festivals: 

International Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris 2011 - Shorts competition, Vilnius, Lithuania. 

 

Awards: 

Audience choice Award in International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris 2011

Nominated for "Best Soundtrack" at Lithuanian Film and TV awards "Silver Crane 2011" 

 

Production: A. Adamkus charity and support fund

Producers: Paulius Juočeris, Justinas Piliponis, Tadas Bojarskas

Director: Jonas Trukanas

Screenplay by: Simonas Jatkonis, Jonas Trukanas

Director of Photography: Saulius Lukoševičius 

Production Design: Dovilė Levickaitė 

Cast: Laisvūnas Raudonis, Valerijus Jevesejevas, Donatas Šimukauskas