Andrius Blaževičius, born in Vilnius to a Lithuanian-Polish family. In 2011, he graduated in Film Directing from the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy. During his studies, he completed several short films, including Ten Reasons (2011), winner of two Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. His feature debut, The Saint (2016) premiered at the Film Festivals in Busan and Warsaw and received several Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. He works as a freelance director and a programmer of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival. Runner is his sophomore feature.