Aik has finished Latvian Academy of Culture, audio-visual arts, master degree as film director and Académie Internationale des Arts – ESEC (Paris), master degree as film director.His first feature film PEOPLE OUT THERE has gained international acknowledgment after its premiere at Karlovy Vary competition in 2012. After the successful horror picture THE MAN IN THE ORANGE JACKET (Fantastic Fest 2014, BFI London Film Festival etc.) Aik released thriller FIRSTBORN (Sitges, Fantastic Fest, Paris International Film Festival 2017). Aik has staged two successful opera productions in Latvian National Opera house, THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, which was awarded as the Best stage production of the season in 2011 and FAUST, which has been premiered in September 2016. Bizet’s CARMEN premiere took a place at Opera National de Montpellier (France) in 2018 and Gounod’s FAUST at Trondheim Symfoniorkester & Opera (Norway) in 2019.
Gints Grūbe, has a degree in philosophy and political science from University of Latvia and has also graduated Berlin Frei Universität. He has a diverse work experience in the field of media and cinema and he is a lecturer in political culture at the University of Latvia and in media and television in Latvian Culture Academy. He has graduated Inside Pictures, Eave Plus, Doc Incubator and is member of European Producers Club, European Film Academy and was Producer on the Move in 2016. Since founding Mistrus Media (established in 2000) it has become one of the most experienced Latvian film production companies working with international co-production feature films and documentaries (e.g. Germany, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, Czech Republic, Finland, Estonia, Lithuania, Croatia, Russia, Portugal, Serbia), TV projects and provide film production and location services for foreign productions in the Baltic countries.