Childocracy Series


Scriptwriters: Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce, Andris Gauja
Producer: Andris Gauja
Production company: RIVERBED
Country: Latvia
Type: Live-action

In a progressive ecovillage, seeking their parents’ attention, the children demand the same rights as the adults which leads to Childocracy where children are in charge. Now kids can leave school and go to work, they can vote; they can ban their parents from drinking and smoking, children can finally eat ice-cream all day long and even become prime ministers. What starts as a month-long innocent social experiment grows into a revolution. Only when the adults are locked up in their meeting room and police have to arrive, something completely unexpected happens: children and parents engage in… a dialogue.

Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce

Rasa Bugavičute-Pēce


Rasa is one of the most productive Latvian writers for both theatre and film. Since her studies in playwriting, she has written original plays, adaptations and librettos for the biggest Latvian theatres and also the National Opera. Her screenwriting credits include the blockbuster Latvian comedy Swingers (adapted in seven European countries), various TV series, as well as radio plays and concerts. She is the author of two acclaimed children’s books.
Andris Gauja

Andris Gauja

producer, scriptwriter

After graduating in screenwriting, Andris Gauja has produced, written and directed a number of documentaries, including the award-winning Family Instinct (2010, IDFA nomination, AFI Docs Grand Prix, etc.), as well as narrative films such as Nothing Can Stop Us Now (2019, nine nominations at the “Lielais Kristaps” Latvian National Film Awards) and The Lesson (2014, Montreal, Chicago, Moscow IFF, etc.). Andris runs his own production company, Riverbed, focusing on character-led stories.