US Film to Be Shot in Lithuania


    VILNIUS: American producers Sriram Das and Steve Shapiro from Das Films are planning to shoot a feature film entirely in Vilnius. The shooting dates are not known yet.

    Not much is known about this project which hasn‘t applied for the tax rebate yet. Producers said that the major part of the action will take place on the streets of the Lithuanian capital. They recently had an official meeting with the mayor of Vilnius, Remigijus Šimašius.

    Sriram Das is the President and producer within Das Film, while Steve Shapiro, the Head of Production for Das Films, is known for producing Winter‘s Bone, starring Jennifer Lawrence.

    The success of the BBC drama War and Peace, much of which was filmed in Lithuania, has put the country on the map for foreign film producers and the number of foreign productions filmed in Lithuania is expected to grow in 2016.