We are Domante and Martynas - screenwriters from Vilnius, Lithuania. You may have noticed our red messy heads curiously wondering around in European Film and TV markets or heard us nervously pitching our ideas on big stages. Together, we've been cooking ideas in our kitchen and developing them at various international training schemes since 2013.
As storytellers, we're passionate about exploring big concepts and "what ifs," grounding them in our world, and writing stories that have a heart.
We have improved our skills and presented projects across Europe and worldwide, from basking in the Italian sun at Torino SeriesLab to attending jet- lagged meetings at the Frontieres Co-production Market.
In 2023, TV Series TROLL FARM (produced by Dansu, LRT, Telia Play), written and co- created by us, got picked by Berlinale EFM (Series Market Selects). The project was developed at Hamburg Series Lab and presented at Content London (C21 Digital Pitch), Serie Series (Spotlight on Trailers), and Baltic Event (TV Beats forum).
In Series Mania 2023, we have won the Metapitch contest, organised by Newen Studios, where our VR project “Hello” won the first place - development deal with Newen Studios.
Our previous TV series projects, THE CLOUD and THE BEEHIVE, have been recognized in various pitching forums and competitions. THE CLOUD was presented at MIA Drama Series Pitching Forum in 2018 and selected among the top 6 finalists at C21 Drama Script Competition (Content London 2019). THE BEEHIVE, our first TV series, was selected for Torino Series Lab, presented at Series Mania Co-production Market, and developed with SKY Italia.
When our brains need a break from writing, our curiosity drives us to other places. Martynas' brains are wired for math. He obtained a BA degree in Mathematics and has some corporate experience - he worked as a Business Analyst for Western Union (2014-2017). Domante is involved in audiovisual education - she is a co-founder of Art Department Masterclass and Art Department Workshops. We also love reading! We work as readers for international competitions and programmes, including Austin Film Festival, Torino Serieslab, and European Commission MEDIA programme.
Long story short - when the inspiration comes, it always finds us working!