When the Lights Go Out

a film by Jonas Trukanas

13 min - 2019 - Lithuania

“When the Lights Go Down” is a fantasy movie based on a personal experience of the film director. The film tells a story about a teen boy who is being bullied in school. A boy named Mantas creates his own guardian demon, who protects him from the bullies. Although it is not letting the boy to live a normal life. Film’s timeline portrays one day at school, when the classmates of Mantas assault and beat up him badly. And here it comes, the guardian demon ready to revenge.

Jonas Trukanas
Jonas Trukanas is a young film and commercials director. He is a two time Berlinale Talent Campus alumni (2013 and 2017). Jonas has been participating in numerous other workshops, like TransAtlantic TalentLab, InScript, European Genre Forum. His short movies have been screened all around the globe.

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival
Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival
Berlinale Talents Short Film Station 2017
Baltic Pitching Forum


Cast : Nojus Stankevičius, Mija Di Marco, Ainius Marazas, Titas Rukas, Nojus Vainonis
Production : Gabija Siurbytė, Rūta Petronytė (Dansu films)
Directed by : Jonas Trukanas
Written by : Jonas Trukanas, Edvardas Mikalauskas
Cinematography : Simonas Glinskis
Sound : Viktoras Vaupšas, Vytas Rasimavičius
Editor : Dominykas Kilčiauskas
Music : Viktoras Vaupšas, Vytas Rasimavičius