Languages spoken: Latvian, English, Russian


Faculty of Foreign Languages at the University of Latvia, Department of English Language and Literature Producers and directors course in Denmark Course on co-productions and distribution organized by EAVE
As a Film Editor

1981-1990, 1987-1989, 1990, 1991
At the Riga Film Studio.

Editor on 5 hour program for Channel 4 (UK) Hello, Do You

Hear Us? (director J.Podnieks, film won Prix Italia in 1990)

Editor on Homeland and Post Scriptum, co-production with

Channel 4 (UK), Latvia and NHK (Japan)

Editor on End of Empire for Central TV (UK)

Since 1990 At Juris Podnieks Studio in Riga, Latvia

As Director-producer

1992 Producer on The Naivists (best documentary in Latvia in 1993)

1993 Director-producer on Unfinished Business, film in memory of

Juris Podnieks, for Channel 4(award in Anthropological Film Festival in Parnu)

1994/95 Director-producer on 25 half an hour series on history of Latvian
film making for Latvian TV

1995 Producer an Accursed Town for Channel 4, director Andres Soot (Estonia)

1996 Director-Producer on Anatomy of A Provocation

1997 Director-producer on Girls from Chaka Street for. TVE (UK).

1996/98Director-producer on Is It Easy To Be... ? for Channel 4 (UK)(Prize in Leipzig Film Festival, FIPRESSI prize, nominated for Prix Europa)

1998/99 Producer on Series of documentaries (6x30) Beyond Red for BBC with TVE (UK) and Internews (Moscow)

2000 Director-Producer "Baltic Saga " (60 min documentary)

2001 33 short film series on history of Riga (feature + documentary)

2001 Where Does It All Begin? (documentary about an outstanding Latvian artist and set designer I.Blumbergs)

Projects in Production and Development

Laventgate (60 min. documentary about one of the biggest bank bankruptcy in Eastern Europe) Celebration of Life (feature film)

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