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About Janis

My works: https://vimeo.com/user14191062

I have studied painting and acting, but ended up working in a documentary film studio as an assistant camera operator. I have been fortunate enough to have worked with the legendary filmmakers Juris Podnieks, Andris Seleckis and Davis Simanis. Later on, I worked as an assistant on fiction films, quickly moving on to doing the filming mymself. Later on I attended the Latvian Academy of Culture and graduated with a degree in cinematography. I still continues to do a lot of filming, working with leading advertising and music video directors in Latvia, Lithuania and Russia. My bio is creating music videos for such high-profile groups as Mumi Troll, B2, Zemfira, Kasta and Brainstorm. Many of my shooted films and commercials have received awards. Alexey Mizgerev’s (Russia) film “Convoy” participated in the Panorama program at the Berlin Film Festival, while Aik Karapetian’s film “People Out There” was featured at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival.
Filme "The Gambler",
premiered last year in San Sebastian's Kutxa-New Directors section and has screened at more than 30 festivals wordwide, including in Marrakech last year in front of a jury that included Martin Scorsese, Marion Cotillard and Patricia Clarkson. Awards include a local prize and special jury mention in Warsaw.
Wide Management is repping the film internationally and has already sold it to Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Macedonia, Bulgaria, Romania and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Latvian National Awards "Great Cristopher'" 2014
Best full-length feature film cinematographer
Janis Eglitis – The Gambler "

Credits

  • Firstborn

    Firstborn (2017)
    Film (Thriller) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Romeo n' Juliet

    Romeo n' Juliet (2015)
    Film (Action and Drama) Cinematographer Only one will survive. This is their story. William Shakespeare's immortal tragedy 'Romeo and Juliet' has remained vital through five centuries, and is now reborn and blooms in contemporary, post-Soviet Latvia. 25 years have already passed since Latvia regained its independence from the Soviet Union, yet it's facing urgent issues in the present day - two ethnic groups are living in separate communities, thus dividing one country in two. Shakespeare's play has never lost its urgency, proving its greatness in terms of genre and message. Now, "Romeo n' Juliet" depicts the contemporary love story of a young Latvian girl, Juliet, and a Russian guy, Romeo.

  • Izmeni

    Izmeni (2015)
    Television (Comedy and Drama) Cinematographer An incredible story of a young woman who had a husband and three lovers. The series describes what is happening with the fate of people who are cheating and who are being cheated on.

  • M.O.Zh.

    M.O.Zh. (2014)
    Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Cinematographer A young man is fired from his job at the sea port and begins to stalk his boss and his beautiful wife. After a blood chilling turn of events, he attempts to escape his past by moving into the lavish mansion previously owned by his boss. The embittered young man tries to assume a new identity and lead a luxurious life, but nothing will prepare him for an unsettling visit by a vaguely familiar guest. After that unnerving encounter, the house will no longer be a safe haven, becoming, instead, a twisted and dangerous trap haunted by menacing spirits.

  • Losejas

    Losejas (2013)
    Film (Drama and Thriller) Cinematographer Vincentas is the best employee at the emergency services station, whose passion is one - gambling in different games. Whenever he lands in some difficult situation, the medic is forced to grab onto something radical to return the money he is constantly losing. An idea strikes Vincentas to create an illegal game related to his profession. Initially the employees at emergency services are the only ones to be attracted to this macabre engagement. Soon enough, however, the idea kicks off and starts spreading like wildfire. The medic colleagues become betting agents, whereas Vincentas takes control of its bank. As financial matters keep on improving, a coworker Ieva starts objecting to the game. A passionate relationship has just unfolded between her and Vincentas. Soon enough he is going to face making a fateful choice - the game or love. Written by Anonymous

  • Cilveki tur/Lyudi tam

    Cilveki tur/Lyudi tam (2012)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Konvoy

    Konvoy (2012)
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  • Kur pazudis Elvis?

    Kur pazudis Elvis? (2008)
    Film (Comedy) Cinematographer Five children from a 5th grade class. Three boys, two girls: Nils, Roberts, Tomass, Beate and Elza. During a Friday morning assembly, they learn from their homeroom teacher that their classmate Elvis has been absent, without explanation, for a long time. Nils overhears two teachers saying that they are unable to reach Elvis or his mother - no one answers the phone and no one knows where they are. Nils senses that the grown-ups don't seem interested in finding out what has happened to Elvis. Nils, however, is very curious and gets some of his classmates to help investigate. The children all come from different social backgrounds, but have on thing in common: adults and parents have little time for them. Written by anonymous

  • Sesils

    Sesils (2008)
    Film (Short and Comedy) Cinematographer A regular guy has an unusual problem - he's being followed around by a tiny foe, a dung fly that just won't leave him alone.

  • Riebums

    Riebums (2007)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Neruna par to

    Neruna par to (2007)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer The story of 30-years-old Beatrise (Rezija Kalnina) as she gains harmony by becoming independent of her illusions. Beatrise (Rezija Kalnina) is in her thirties, drifting in her life. She has never made independent decisions but based her life on unsuccessfully relationships collapsing one after another like sand castles. Forced to reevaluate her life she realizes that the only way to reach harmony is to start making decisions by herself not relaying to circumstances, illusory feelings and beautiful words. Written by Sanita Grina

  • Augstuma robeza

    Augstuma robeza (2005)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • En resa till solen

    En resa till solen (2004)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Sauja lozu

    Sauja lozu (2002)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer A teenage boy and his uncle compete for the love of a prostitute.

  • Pa celam aizejot

    Pa celam aizejot (2002)
    Film (Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Paslepes

    Paslepes (2001)
    Film (Crime) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Riga. 10 gadus pec...

    Riga. 10 gadus pec... (2001)
    Film (Documentary) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Burvju flauta

    Burvju flauta (2001)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Kazas

    Kazas (2000)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Olu Kundze

    Olu Kundze (2000)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Tempus perfectum

    Tempus perfectum (2000)
    Film (Documentary, Short and Music) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Vilciens

    Vilciens (1998)
    Film (Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Latvijas hronika Nr. 4/5

    Latvijas hronika Nr. 4/5 (1996)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Latvijas hronika Nr. 4

    Latvijas hronika Nr. 4 (1995)
    Film (Documentary and Short) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Varmacibas meditacija

    Varmacibas meditacija (1993)
    Film (Crime and Drama) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

  • Rokenrols Baltija

    Rokenrols Baltija (1991)
    Film (Documentary and Music) Cinematographer Add a Plot »

Awards

  • Best cinematographer at "Great Cristopher'"
    (2014)

Education

  • Latvian Academy of Culture

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