Andrius Lekavicius (born in 1984 in Vilnius, Lithuania) is an all-around media storyteller directing high-end commercial and non-commercial audiovisual production. His latest animated documentary “Delta Zoo” was successfully screened in cinemas across Lithuania and festivals around the world. Growing up in the 1990s his creative focus is now on this period of essential changes.
Alumni of Berlinale Talents and IDFAcademy.
Marius is a successful financial advisor in his 40s living in the outskirts of Vilnius, who is summoned back to his childhood neighborhood when his high school is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Memories of the youth come flooding back as he encounters his “hip- hoppers” – Marius’ teen friends who were part of the hip-hop gang of the hood in the 90s. Young Marius is known to the others as Ice is a restless teen who spends most of his time hanging out in the streets. As Ice finds himself whisked back into the youthful events that shaped him, an unforgettable cast of characters unfolds to the sweltering heat of May 1996. These include Hog, a reckless, destructive, and traitorous leader of Ice‘ street posse, and his two best friends: Chups, a sweet nerd who wants to be tough, and Tampon, cocky and volatile teen grappling with an abusive father. THE HOOD is a coming-of-age story set against a tough urban background, in which the protagonist’s emerging sense of his own individuality cuts against his loyalty to friends.