Eglė Vertelytė

Eglė Vertelytė is a Lithuanian director and scriptwriter. After gaining a bachelor's degree in History from Vilnius University, she began her  filmmaking studies at the European Film College in Denmark. On her return to Lithuania, she began directing a weekly TV show about cinema and worked as a freelance writer and director for various media and documentary film projects. From 2009 to 2010 she was in Mongolia, where she made an internationally recognised documentary UB lama (2011), a story about a twelve year old boy, living in a yurt but in love with hip hop and computer games. In 2012, she finished her MA in screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in the UK. At present, she lives and works in Vilnius where, together with producer Lukas Trimonis, she has founded a company called iN SCRiPT which is involved in developing and consulting narrative-driven projects for TV, fiction and documentary films. Vertelytė also works as a writer for several TV shows, collaborates as a writer with other directors and teaches the art of screenwriting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater. Stebuklas (Miracle, 2017) is her debut fiction feature film, which premiered at this year’s Karlovy Vary IFF.