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Neon Spring

Country
Latvia
Genre
Drama
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

Laine’s (20) parents separate – her father becomes emotionally estranged and her brother Bruno (10) is having trouble at school, but she isn’t ready to take up mother’s duties. On a drugged-up rave, Laine befriends seasoned partygoer Gunda (21). Their relationship suddenly and unexpectedly becomes intimate. The neon spring of Riga’s techno scene blossoms, and Laine begins to question her sexuality and identity at a time when her family is falling apart. She finds her escape in the drugs, clubs, festivals and afterparties as she struggles to hold together her dissolving relationship with reality.

Original title
Neona pavasaris
Completion date
Budget
110000 €
Financed
95000 €
Looking for
Festivals, world sales, distribution, post-production support
Screenwriter
Marija Luīze Meļķe
Screenwriter
Matīss Kaža
Director
Matīss Kaža
Producer
Matīss Kaža
Producer
Dace Siatkovska
Production Company
Deep Sea Studios
Contact name
Matīss Kaža
Contact email
matiss@deepseastudios.lv
Contact web
www.deepseastudios.lv
Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Matīss Kaža

Matīss Kaža (1995) graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Film & Television. Despite his young age, Matīss has already produced and directed two feature-length documentaries, including the award-winning One Ticket Please (2017) and The Wanderers (2020), as well as three feature-length narrative films, two of which are set for a release in 2021. As a director, Matīss is constantly looking for new forms, while staying true to his search for truth through art and his ironic and bitter-sweet cinematic tone.

Production Company
Deep Sea Studios

Deep Sea Studios is an arts collective and film production company based in Riga, Latvia. Founded by young artists and producers, we operate as a platform where new talents work alongside experienced professionals to create new and enriching artistic experiences.

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