The Swamp

20 min.


Director | Klementas Leonas Davidavičius
Script | Klementas Leonas Davidavičius
Director of photography | Rokas Šydeikis
Editing | Klementas Leonas Davidavičius
Sound | Kipras Čėsna
Composer | Alanas Gurinas
Producer | Justė Michailinaitė
Production companies  | Broom Films, Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre


It’s November in a small eastern European town. A middle-aged blue-collar worker is renting a room in his flat to a young single mother and her son. The man is searching for ways to get closer to her, but all his efforts are in vain. One night he brings home a bottle of champagne and tries to surprise her by offering to let her stay with him for free. When things don’t go to plan, the scene turns to one of psychological violence.


About the director:

Lithuanian director Klementas Leonas Davidavičius (born 1996) graduated from Skalvija Film Academy in 2014. Shortly after this, in 2015, he studied screenwriting for a year before switching to study directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, graduating in 2020 with the short live-action film ‘Swamp’. Klementas is currently based in Vilnius, working on music videos and commercials, as well as developing short film projects.