Ethnic Kitchen

Ethnic Kitchen is a documentary about five women—an American, a Uruguayan, a Chechen, a Jamaican, and a Roma—that immigrated to post-Soviet independent Lithuania for very different reasons. At first glance, their life stories seem unbelievable, but a closer look reveals that it is something that could happen to any of us. Ethnic Kitchen is not just a movie, it is an invitation to reflect on the things that make us feel like outsiders. It is also an encouragement to extend a helping hand to those around us having trouble fitting in.

Watch Ethnic Kitchen on ResearchTV or VIMooZ Cinema!

Read Dr. Egle Kackute’s review of Ethnic Kitchen in The Baltic Times.


NEXT LEVEL is a podcast about the video game industry in Lithuania. Episode by episode, it reveals the multifaceted value that the game industry creates in Lithuanian society. In every episode, professionals from various fields-the military, education, health care, creative industries, IT and so on-share their stories of how they benefit from video games in their professional as well as every day activities.

The podcast is produced for the digital platform of the Lithuanian National Radio and Television.


PATYS is an audiovisual storytelling lab that was founded by award-winning content creator and educator Aiste Ptakauske with the mission to educate emerging filmmakers about development, production, and distribution of digital serial content.
In this series of lectures and masterclasses, Aiste talks to world-class filmmakers about the main lessons they have taken away from their successful international careers in the audiovisual industry.
The podcast is available on Podbean, Spotify, Audible, Google Podcasts, and Apple Podcasts.

The Sound of Things

In this podcast series, the award-winning content creator and educator Aiste Ptakauske interviews her former professor and mentor Douglas Quin about the main lessons he has taken away from his international career as a music composer, sound artist and designer, wildlife recordist, public radio commentator and educator who created the sound design for and mixed Werner Herzog‘s Academy Award® nominated documentary film about Antarctica, Encounters at the End of the World, and worked variously on Jurassic Park III, the game Spore, as well as many other exciting state-of-the-art projects for film, radio, and numerous world-class artists and organisations.

All episodes of the podcast series are available on YouTube and on this website.


T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! is a remarkably honest and open comedy about one woman’s rape, the obstacles she overcame on her journey to heal, and the lessons she’s learned. The show is written and performed by Kimleigh Smith, a best-selling author, activist, and actress whose television credits include “Bones,” “The Mentalist,” “Parenthood,” “Law and Order: LA,” “E.R.”, “Heroes”, and many others. Her one-woman show T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! has garnered her universal praise and multiple awards. Steven Leigh Morris of the LA Weekly says of Kimleigh, “She is without shame and she’s earned that right. There’s not a trace of self-pity; rather, super-hero determination.”

In 2017, The Ethnic Kitchen produced a tour of T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! in three biggest Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipėda.

Read about the Lithuanian tour of T-O-T-A-L-L-Y! in The Baltic Times.

Read Kimleigh Smith’s exclusive interview for the Baltic States.