“Outsiders” is about youth looking for a place to belong. Kęstutis is in a drug-dealing criminal gang. Arni is struggling with an alcoholic father at home. Both young men spend their days on a basketball court to escape their realities. This is where they meet Wyte – the father of streetball in Lithuania. Inspiring them with his remarkable tricks, Wyte creates a community where young men can express themselves and grow together to overcome their obstacles.
Almantas Petkūnas is a debuting Lithuanian filmmaker based in London. Shortly after receiving his BA in History, Almantas began working as a high fashion model. Surrounded by the industry’s top photographers, he decided to pursue his own passions in photography and audio-visual arts. In 2016, he received his MA with a distinction in Film and Television Production from the Cambridge School of Art. His short experimental film “Alter Ego” was selected to represent his university at the annual Nahemi Student Film Festival.
Alter Ego (2015, short experimental)
& I / Ir aš (2015, short documentary)
This Delicate Cage / Trapus narvas (2016, short documentary)
Outsiders / Autsaideriai (2019, short documentary)