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2013.06.13 11:54

Short length fiction film ‘The Queen of England Stole My Parents’ was shot in Vilnius

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2013.06.13 11:54

Followed by nearly a year of development and pre-production, the shootings of short length film ‘The Queen of England Stole my Parents’ took place in Vilnius and its outskirts for 11 shooting days and was successfully wrapped last week, www.dansu.lt informed. 

Followed by nearly a year of development and pre-production, the shootings of short length film ‘The Queen of England Stole my Parents’ took place in Vilnius and its outskirts for 11 shooting days and was successfully wrapped last week, www.dansu.lt informed.

The story itself revolves around a little girl named Milda, who embarks on a life changing journey to rescue her emigrated parents.

The project creators is often describing the project as a modern day Pippi Longstocking story and although picture touches such relevant and sensitive social topics as emigration and children left behind by their parents, director Ernestas Jankauskas claims that instead of concentrating on political and social aspects of the theme, he was focused on showing how amazing, full of imagination, hope and love can a world of a small girl be.

The project is said to have been partly financed by its successful campaign on kickstarter.com – one of the leading crowdfunding platforms. After collecting a financial goal of $12,000, ‘The Queen of England Stole My Parents’ also became the first Lithuanian short length film that has managed to raise more than $10,000 using this new and emerging way of funding creative projects.

The project ‘The Queen of England Stole My Parents’ was a part of such international workshops like script development workshop ‘NISI MASA 2013’ and short length film distribution lab ‘GENERATION CAMPUS 2013’.

The project was also highlighted by the ‘Word of Shorts’ Cannes 2013 issue, as one of the seven most promising upcoming short length films.

After the postproduction works that are planned to last throughout the summer are over, the film is planned to be screened in major international film festivals starting from late 2013 autumn.

  

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