Filmography

2019     My Angel of God, animation documentary. Creative Director (in production)

2018     Jacob's Ladder. Director / Animation Artist 

2018     Ashe ‘68, VR Experience, virtual reality film, animation artist, storyboard artist

2018     Peter Daniels, animation documentary. Creative Director

2018     The Allegory of Two Caves, animation PSA. Creative Director

2017     The Promise, animation documentary. Creative Director

2017     Dieu Merci, animation documentary, Creative Director

2017     Ceder Plate, animated short. Producer/Director

2017     Xenophobia, PSA. Producer/Director

2017     C’est Normal, animation documentary. Producer/Director

2016     Yasha, experimental short, painting, charcoal, mixed media. DIrector/Animation Artist

2016     Angeles CT, experimental short film. DIrector/Cinematorgrapher

2016     Peace by Piece, animation documentary. Producer/Director

2016     Chayaleh, animation documentary. Producer

2016     Letter to the Future, PSA . Producer

2016     My Genesis, animated short. Director/Animation Artist

2016     Key to Mystery, animated short. Director, Animation Artist

2016     The Departure, animation for live action film by Noka Films, New York. Animation Artist

2015     When Man to Man is a Wolf, animation documentary. Producer/Director

2015     The Story of Three Rings, animation documentary. Producer/Director

2015     Tipping Scales, animation documentary. Producer/Director

2015     Bench for All, PSA. Producer/Director

2015     Freedom of Speech, PSA.Producer/Director

2015     Rites of Passage, feature documentary. Animation Artist

2014     River of Art, feature documentary. Animation Artist

2014     My Vision, PSA. Producer

2014     Better Place, PSA. Producer

2014     Everyone Has a Light, PSA. Producer

2014     The Golden Horse, opening sequence for feature animation. Animation Artist

2014     Conflict Minerals, PSA. Producer

2014     Walk to End Genicide, PSA. Producer

2014     Imagine: Education For A Sustainable Future, PSA. Producer

2013     Camp Na’aleh, Producer/Director

2013     Light in Darkness, PSA. Producer/Director

2013     Religious Tolerance, PSA. Producer/Director

2013     Power of Apathy, PSA. Producer/Director

2013     I See You, Cinematographer/Co-Producer/Co-Director

2013     Sharing the Planet, Producer/Director/Storyboard artist

2013     Couperin visiting the Balkans, Animation Artist/Producer/Director

2012     Died 100 Times, Producer/Director/Animator

2012     Forma et Situs Argi, Director/Producer/Cinematographer

2012     Lombri / Sillas, Director/Producer/Cinematographer

2011     Of Stars & People - Oah & Harlam Episodes, Producer/Director/Animator

2011     Of Care - Oah & Harlam Episodes, Producer/Director/Animator

2011     Summary, Producer/Director/Cinematographer

2010     Of Shepherds - Oah & Harlam Episodes, Producer/Director/Animator

2010     ForGiveness - Oah & Harlam Episodes, Producer/Director/Animator

2010     Of Giants - Oah & Harlam Episodes, short animated film. Producer/Director/Animator

2010     Secretos Conocidos, feature. Storyboard Artist for animated sequence

2009     Tomorrow, short animated film. Producer/Director/Animator

2008     The Bond, short animated film. Producer/Director/Animator

Selected Awards

Best Animated Short Film Lisbon International Film Festival, Portugal, 2016

1st Prize Experimental Animated Film Athens Animfest, Greece, 2016

Best Animation Award, Golden Reel International Film Festival, 2016

Finalist, Mini Kino Film Week, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 2016

Selected Public Screenings | Exhibitions

2019     Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah, USA

2018     US Open Tennis Championships, Ashe ’68 VR Experience, New York, USA

2017     Mysterium Georgicus, multi stage multimedia instalation, Center for Georgical Jubilism, Virginia, USA

2017     IndieWise Convention, AMC Theaters, Miami, Florida, USA

2017     Center of Georgical Jubilism, Farfields, Virginia, USA

2017     California State Legislature, Sacramento, California, USA

2017     ANDLAB Gallery, ongoing show, Los Angeles, USA

2016     Global Short Film Awards, Cannes, France

2016     Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, USA

2016     Portsmouth International Film Festival, Eastleigh, UK

2016     Lisbon International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal

2016     Animfest Film Festival, Athens, Greece

2016     International Film Festival, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

2016     European Film Festival, Nengbo, China

2016     Mini Kino Film Week, Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

2016     TMC London Film Festival, London, England

2016     Global Short Film Awards, New York, USA

2016     SEE Film Festival, Paris, France

2016     South-East European Film Festival, Berlin, Germany

2015     Hero International Film Festival, Los Angeles, USA

2015     Festival de Films Documentaires, Paris, France

2015     Documentary Action Train, 17 venues in Taipei, Taiwan

2015     St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, USA

2014     ArcLight Cinema, Hollywood, USA

2013     Timeline Poetic Cinema Festival, Manchester, England

2013     Filmpoem Festival. Dunbar, Scotland

2013     Walt Disney Modular Theater, Los Angeles, USA

2013     East China University, Shanghai, China

2013     Art Share LA, Los Angeles, USA

2013     BIL Conference, Long Beach, USA

2013     Karlskrona City Municipal Center, Karlscrona, Sweden

2013     Harvard Westlake School, Studio City, Los Angeles, USA

2013     The Quest Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2012     Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, USA

2012     Le Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Montréal, Canada

2012     National M. K. Čiurlionis Museum of Fine Art, Kaunas, Lithuania

2012     History Museum, (ongoing exhibition), Klaipeda, Lithuania

2012     Klaipeda Municipal Music Library, Klaipeda, Lithuania

2012     Galiana Center, New York, USA

2012     Wild Beast Theater, CalArts, Los Angeles, USA

2011     &NOW Conference for Authors of Innovative Literature, San Diego, USA

2011     EuroShorts Film Festival, Warsaw, Poland

2011     Animaex Awards Film Festival, England

2010     No-Festival of Video Art & Animation, Cheliabinsk, Russia

2010     Wild Beast Theater, CalArts, Los Angeles, USA

2004     Kennedy’s Art Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

1997     Gedminu Gallery, Klaipeda, Lithuania

1995     Adomo Brako School of Fine Arts, Klaipeda, Lithuania

Guest Artist | Filmmaker Lectures

2018     Beijing Kunpengshanshui Educational and Consult Co.Ltd., SIA, Shenzhen, CHINA

2018     Beijing Kunpengshanshui Educational and Consult Co.Ltd., SIA, Beijing, CHINA

2017     Seoul Institute of the Arts, TV bridge from REEF Los Angeles, USA

2017     Harvard Westlake School, Studio City, Los Angeles, USA

2017     School of Visual and Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, USA

2017     Shalhevet School, Los Angeles, USA

2016     School of Visual and Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, USA

2016     Harvard Westlake School, Studio City, Los Angeles, USA

2016     Shalhevet School, Los Angeles, USA

2015     Animation Master Class, Sokolniki Park venue, Moscow, RUSSIA

2015     School of Visual and Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, USA

2014     UCLA. School of Theater, Film & Television. Digital Production masterclass, Los Angeles, USA

2013     UCLA. School of Theater, Film & Television. 3D animation masterclass, Los Angeles, USA

2013     Milken High, Los Angeles, USA

2013     Harvard Westlake School, Studio City, Los Angeles, USA

2013     BIL Conference, Long Beach, USA

2012      School of Visual and Performing Arts at College of the Canyons, Valencia, CA, USA

2012      Museum of Jurassic Technology, Los Angeles, USA

2012      California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, USA

2011      &NOW Conference for Authors of Innovative Literature. San Diego, USA

Los Angeles | Moscow | Beijing | Vilnius

Education

  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles, USA. MFA, Experimental Animation 2010 - 2012 
  • California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles, USA. BFA, Character Animation 2007 - 2010 
  • Adomo Brako School of Fine Arts, Klaipeda, Lithuania 1990 - 1995 
  • ENSAD, l'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France Fall 2009 
  • FAMU, Film and TV School Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic Summer 2008 
  • Santa Barbara City College, (Music/Sound for Film) Santa Barbara, USA. 2006 - 2007 
  • National FIlm School of Ireland, (Film/Animation) Dublin, Ireland. 2004 - 2005 
  • Colaiste Ide, Film School, Dublin, Ireland 2003 - 2004 
  • Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland 2003 
  • Covenant Players Theater School, Stuttgard, Germany 1998 - 2001

Professional Summary

2012-present     Founder & Creative Director of Lumen Animae an Amity of Creative Partnerships. Los Angeles. USA

2012-present     Faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Character Animation Department, Los Angeles, USA 

2012-present     GATE Consultancy for Film, Animation, Graphic Design, Portfolio. Internationally

2013-present     Filmmaker with The Righteous Conversations Project. Holocaust remembrance in contemporary setting.  Los Angeles, USA 

2005-present     Freelance Painter. Fusion of classical approach with contemporary psychology

2013-15               Storyboard artist, Animator, and Visual Development artist at Warrior Films Studios, USA

2014                     Storyboard artist, Animator, and Visual Development artist at Dynamic Communications, Taiwan

2014                     Program Director, Animation CAPSA Ramon Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles, USA

2013                     Jan Faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Experimental Animation practicum

2012                     Graphic Designer, Harvard University research publication. Dr.E.Shakhnovich, Department of Chemical Biology. Boston, USA

2010-11               Lead Animation artist / Storyboard Artist at Out of Joint Productions, Los Angeles, USA

2004                     Visual Development Artist at Barley Animation Studio. Dublin, Ireland

1998-2001          Actor/Director at Covenant Players Theater. Theater stage producitions. England, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Poland, Italy. Denmark 

Curator

2018     The Promise, exhibition at College of the Canyons Library, Los Angeles (December 2017 - August 2018)

2018     Windows, installation at Sinai Synagogue, Los Angeles (May - July 2018)

2016     When Man to Man is a Wolf, exhibition at Visual & Performing Arts at College of the Canyons (September - December 2018)

2016     When Man to Man is a Wolf, exhibition at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (January - March 2016)

2015     The Art of David Labkovsky, exhibition at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (April - June 2015)

2015     CalArts program at ANIMATOR - International Animated Film Festival, Poznan, Poland. (July 2015)

Theater Productions

2014     I SEE YOU II, feature length show (Co-Director, Producer) fussion of Theater, Dance, Music, Film, and Animation, Community Arts Partnership                 program at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles

2013     I SEE YOU, feature length show (Co-Director, Producer) fussion of Shadow Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Animation, with audience                                         participation. California Institute of the Arts

2012     REDCAT, Disney Theater, Los Angeles. dARK Matter Obfuscation (Animation artist), Jazz Ballet (World Premier) 20 min loop animation,                           replica of a Solar System’s stars mapped and shot with a slow exposure shutter reliese using light animation

Graphic Designer

2018     Harold Grinspoon Foundation, public poster series

2014     Harold Grinspoon Foundation, public poster series

2015     Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Art of David Labkovsky book

2012     Harvard University research publication. Dr. E. Shakhnovich, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Animation Projection Mapping

2012     Cityscape. Project Director | Animation Artist. 5 min loop. Hosted by the city of Karlskrona, Sweden

2012     Tomorrow. Project Director | Animation Artist. 2,5 min loop. With support from Karlskrona Municipality cultural Department. Sweden

2013     Re: Love. Project Co-Director/Animator. The Quest Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

Work in Progress

  • A Story of David Lenga, 180 pages Graphic Novel. Production in collaboration with COC, RC. Publication pending in 2019 
  • Saugus Cafe. Producer, Co-Director, Animation artist. A film by a master of animation, world renowned artist and filmmaker Cornelius Cole III, a recepient of the Annie Award for Lifetime Achievement, whose priceless artistic heritage is of the highest order national treasure. Before his death in 2011, Cole and his wife, Linda Zuchenga, entrusted a vast collection of Cole’s unfinished animation to Lumen Animae. Pending in 2019
  • Oah & Harlam Episodes. Publication pending in 2019 

Articles | Interviews

  • 'KURTUPOLIS.LT ' magazine, interview by Sondra Simanaitiene, (in Lithuanian) August 2012 
  • 'VJOREMAA' newspaper, article by Riina Magi, (in Estonian) August 2012 
  • 'ZEMAITIJOS PAVELDAS’ magazine, article by Angele Digaityte, (in Lithuanian) August 2012 
  • 'MOVING POEMS’, The Best Poetry Videos on the Web. January 2013 
  • 'MARCO POLO' an online portal, January 2013 
  • 'DIRECTORS NOTES, The What, How & Why of Independent Filmmaking' article in the online podcast, 2011 
  • 'FRIDAY VIDEOPOEM' article by Brenda Clews. December 2011

Artist Residency

  • Filmmaker in residence, College of the Canyons, Valencia, California, USA.  2017-present 
  • Yellow Barn an international center for chamber music, Vermont, USA.  2013
  • ENSAD, École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France. 2010 

Theater Productions 

2014     I SEE YOU II, feature length show (Co-Director, Producer) fussion of Theater, Dance, Music, Film, and Animation, Community Arts Partnership                  program at Ramon C. Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles

2013     I SEE YOU, feature length show (Co-Director, Producer) fussion of Shadow Theater, Dance, Music, Film, Animation, with audience                                          participation. California Institute of the Arts

2012     REDCAT, Disney Theater, Los Angeles. dARK Matter Obfuscation (Animation artist), Jazz Ballet (World Premier) 20 min loop animation,                            replica of a Solar System’s stars mapped and shot with a slow exposure shutter reliese using light animation

Education 

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles, USA. MFA, Experimental Animation 2010 - 2012

California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Los Angeles, USA. BFA, Character Animation 2007 - 2010

Adomo Brako School of Fine Arts, Klaipeda, Lithuania 1990 - 1995

ENSAD, l'École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France Fall 2009

FAMU, Film and TV School Academy of Performing Arts, Prague, Czech Republic Summer 2008

Santa Barbara City College, (Music/Sound for Film) Santa Barbara, USA. 2006 - 2007

National FIlm School of Ireland, (Film/Animation) Dublin, Ireland. 2004 - 2005

Colaiste Ide, Film School, Dublin, Ireland 2003 - 2004

Gaiety School of Acting, Dublin, Ireland 2003

Covenant Players Theater School, Stuttgard, Germany 1998 - 2001

Curator 

2019     A Story of David Lenga, + - 180 pages Graphic Novel. Production in collaboration with College of the Canyons, Righteous Conversations

2018     Faces, book publication by Heru Zhao and Serafina Orlovas, New York   

2018     The Promise, exhibition at College of the Canyons Library, Los Angeles (Dec2017-Aug2018)

2018     Windows, installation at Sinai Synagogue, Los Angeles (May-July)

2016     When Man to Man is a Wolf, exhibition at Visual & Performing Arts at College of the Canyons (Sept-Dec)

2016     When Man to Man is a Wolf, exhibition at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Jan - March)

2015     The Art of David Labkovsky, exhibition at Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (Apr12 - Jun14, 2015)

2015     CalArts program at ANIMATOR - International Animated Film Festival, Poznan, Poland. (July 2015)

Graphic Designer 

2014-16     Harold Grinspoon Foundation, public poster series

2015           Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, Art of David Labkovsky book

2012           Harvard University research publication. Dr.E.Shakhnovich, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology

Professional Summary 

2012-present    Founder & Creative Director of Lumen Animae an Amity of Creative Partnerships. Los Angeles. USA

2012-present    Faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Character Animation Department, Los Angeles, USA

2012-present    GATE Consultancy for Film, Animation, Graphic Design, Portfolio. Internationally

2013-present    Filmmaker with The Righteous Conversations Project. Holocaust remembrance in contemporary setting

2005-present    Freelance Painter. Fusion of classical approach with contemporary psychology

2013-15              Storyboard artist, Animator, and Visual Development artist at Warrior Films Studios, USA

2014                    Storyboard artist, Animator, and Visual Development artist at Dynamic Communications, Taiwan

2014                    Program Director, Animation CAPSA Ramon Cortines School of Visual and Performing Arts, Los Angeles, USA

2013 Jan            Faculty at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Experimental Animation practicum

2012                    Graphic Designer, Harvard University research publication. Dr.E.Shakhnovich, Department of Chemical Biology

2010-11              Lead Animator/Storyboard Artist at Out of Joint Productions, Los Angeles, USA

2004                    Visual Development Artist at Barley Animation Studio. Dublin, Ireland

1998-2001         Actor/Director at Covenant Players Theater, Acting, Directing for stage

Site-Specific Installations 

2013     "Re: Love" Project Co-Director/Animator. The Quest Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2012     "Cityscape" Project Director/Animation Artist. 5 min loop. Karlskrona, Sweden, supported by Karlskrona Municipality cultural Department

2012     "Tomorrow" Project Director/Animation Artist. 2,5 min loop. Karlskrona, Sweden, supported by Karlskrona Municipality cultural Department