Director, Founder

When he's not behind the camera, Deep Sea Studios founder Rudolfs is probably out working on his family's many acres of forest land. A real nature soul, he is one of the most promising upcoming directors in Latvia. Rudolfs's first short Flames on the Soil (2016) was nominated for the Latvian National Film Award for Best Debut, and his graduation work Lost in the Rust (2021) was screened at POFF and nominated for the Best Student Film at the Latvian National Film Awards. He holds a BFA from the Baltic Film & Media School in Tallinn.


Director, Producer

Starting out as a young documentarian and transitioning into fiction films, Matiss currently produces most of the projects at Deep Sea Studios from development to distribution. Since his debut documentary One Ticket Please (2017), Matiss has produced and directed a number of fiction and documentary films, including At the Movies (2020), Wild East (2021), The Taste of Water (2022). Matiss holds a BFA in Film & Television from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, and an MA in Audiovisual and Performing Arts from the Latvian Academy of Culture.



Notorious for being a real Napoleon on set, Sasha, as his friends and colleagues call him, is known for his tour-de-force handheld cinematography. He has experience as DP on award-winning documentaries and features, including One Ticket Please (2017), The Lesson (2014) and Family Instinct (2012), as well as the single-take films "At the Movies" (2020) and "The Taste of Water" (2022).