A young rafting instructor takes a film crew to shoot a commercial in the river valley, but things take a wild turn when all his clients suddenly disappear. Now, he has to delve into the forest, fighting inner demons and exterior forces, to find the missing people – and himself.
Andrejs is an adventure guide who is afraid of real adventures. But that’s what he gets when his sister, an influencer, goes missing in the valley of a wild river, together with a vegan sausage advertising crew. Facing ancient forces of nature, Andrejs’ deepest anxieties awaken as he engages in a futile search that pushes his body and mind to the extreme. During his journey, the young man will meet locals such as a silent cabbage fermenter and a weird brotherhood of hunters who speak a language totally of their own. They are the protectors of a wondrous natural phenomena, haunting and beautiful at the same time. Andrejs doesn’t know that every path in this strange forest leads exactly to the thing you are looking for – but to find it, you must first get lost.
2021; Mythological thriller, Drama; Latvia; 85 minutes; DCP 4K, ProResHQ; Aspect Ratio: 2.39:1; Mix: 5.1; Original Language: Latvian, Lithuanian; Subtitles: English
Uģis Olte, Bojana Babič & Lucas Abrahão
Jānis Kalniņš, Lāsma Olte
Nauris Ašenkampfs, Aigars Gercāns, Uģis Olte
Uldis Cekulis, Raitis Ābele
Uģis Olte = drummer → journalist → editor → director → writer = creative docs + music video + shorts + auteur TV formats + fiction.
“Upurga” / writer, director (feature, 2021, 85’, VFS FILMS)
“2018” / director / editor of one segment (documentary, 2018, 90′, VFS FILMS)
“Liberation Day” / co-director, editor (documentary, 2016, 98′, VFS FILMS)
“Double Aliens” / director, editor (documentary, 2015, 56’, VFS FILMS)
“King Of The Wild Things” / writer, director (fiction short / music video, 2014, 7′)
“Instrumenti. Procrastination Live” / director, editor (concert film, 2014, 80′)
“Birth Of Amber” / writer, director (video installation, 2014, 5′, VFS FILMS)
“Ramin” / editor (documentary, dir. Audrius Stonys, 2012, 58’, VFS FILMS)
“Snooze” / writer, director (fiction short, 2009, 3′)
“KK2678” / co-writer, director (fiction short, 2008, 16′, KFD)
“The Red Spot” / co-writer, director (fiction short, 2008, 8′, KFD)
“Stuck In Stikine” / director, editor (documentary, 2006, 83’, KFD / VFS FILMS)