VILNIUS: Young Lithuanian producer/director Romas Zabarauskas is turning to crowdfunding for his third film, You Can’t Escape Lithuania.
He used crowdfunding for his debut film, We Will Riot, which was shown at the Moscow IFF. His first short film, Porno Melodrama, was shown in the Berlinale Panorama section.
His Kickstarter crowd-funding campaign was launched on 3 November 2014. Zabarauskas told FNE that the low-budget film will be shot for 100,000 EUR or less. The central character in the film is a fictionalized version of the director who is helping an actress friend escape the country after she murders her mother. He takes his Mexican boyfriend along on the journey, but blackmails the actress into appearing in one last experimental film for him.