Māris Putniņš

Maris Putnins is the foremost family audience entertainer in Latvia for more than twenty years. He is the author of the full length puppet animation feature Three Musketeers (2006, Latvia-Denmark-Scotland) as well as the puppet series Rescue Team, Munk and Lemmy, Mischievs, Animals and Minifilms and a number of theatre plays. Since 2003, he has started a large scale adventure book series for children Wild Pies with four titles already published. The first book actually is developped to become a full length puppet animation. LITTLE ROBBERS (2009, Latvian-Austrian) was his fiction screenwriting debut. Now he makes his debut as a director beside Janis Cimmermanis in the production of a feature-length fiction after his screenplay THEN IT’S HI!HI! HEE!