In the picture: holding ColorChecker white color sample during video shoot of the reportage about the Latvian-Finnish choir "Ziemeļmeita" during their concert "Sweet bells of Christmas" at the Tapiola Church in Finland. Picture: Valdis Jansons.
The Blue Sea Film Festival in Rauma has become one of my favourite film festivals in Finland. People who organise this festival are so easy going and friendly that we made a lasting bond. This year they celebrate their 30th anniversary and I had a chance to make a simple video trailer for their social media profiles. Rauma festival is noticeable for happening in the very beautiful city of Rauma, for having 35 mm night screenings of the Finnish classic films e.g. from the directors Kaurismäki. Festival also hosts a short film competition "The Baltic Herring".
I shot interview with Greg. Intreview was moderet by Diana Sus. It was shot for Kino Kults who organised shows of "The Room" in Baltics.
This year I took part at the Uneton48 short film festival. It was successful and inspiring year as our film was selected and showed among finalists. Name of our team was "JAVA Productions". JAVA stands for the first names of Janis and Valdis.
The whole experience this year was very interesting. As the whole idea of Uneton48 is to produce a short film within 48 hours, our team wasn't really sure about which creative direction to take. Luckily we met Latvian poet Krista Anna Lazdāne (Belševica) who agreed to try to write a poem according to the topic we would recieve as a result of Uneton's draw.
Name of the poem and our short film is "Everything That Is Yellow, Is not Gold". Film was shot in Raaseborg, in Finland. Actor Eriks Krumins. Original music by Diana Sus in Iceland (Spotify profile of Diana).