PRODUCTION: The Gambler in postproduction

    The Gambler (Lošėjas), director Ignas Jonynas The Gambler (Lošėjas), director Ignas Jonynas

    VILNIUS: The first Lithuanian-Latvian coproduction feature film The Gambler (Lošėjas) from director Ignas Jonynas is now in postproduction.


    The Gambler is produced by Lithuania’s Studio Uljana Kim and Latvia's Locomotive Productions.

    The main character in the story Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, but he has only one passion: gambling. Whenever he is in some difficult situation, the medic is forced to grab onto something radical to return the money he is constantly losing. Vincentas comes up with the idea of creating an illegal game related to his profession.

    The leading roles are played by Vytautas Kaniušonis, Oona Mekas, Romuald Lavrynoič, and Jonas Vaitkus.

    The film is funded by the Lithuanian Ministery of Culture with 2m Litas, the Council of Europe's production support fund Eurimages with 100,000EUR, MEDIA with 25,000 EUR, and the National Film Center of Latvia with 50,000 Latas. The budget is 860,000 EUR.

    World sales are under negotiation. The Lithuanian release of the movie is planned for autumn 2013.


    Contact Information:

    Studio Uljana Kim

    Antakalnio 94-25

    LT-10202, Vilnius, Lithuania

    Tel: 370 5 234 70 60, 370 699 265 52

    Fax: 370 5 234 70 60

    e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


    Locomotive Productions

    28 - 57 Bruninieku str.
    1011 Riga

    Tel: 371 67 29 85 38

    Fax: 371 29 29 86 67