The Trolleybus-Man

A Film by Jonas Trukanas


THE TROLLEYBUS-MAN is an absurd superhero comedy about the mechanic turned superhero who is fighting to preserve thing he loves the most – the trolleybuses. Vilnius Trolleybus Park (no one really knows why the place where trolleybuses are docked is called “park”) is sold to a young investor, who wants to change trolleybuses to more convenient high-tech, wireless, pilotless vehicles. Needless to say, that this high-tech wonder will require very little maintenance, so the drivers and supporting staff will be fired. But it is way more than that. Without the old trolleybuses the city is never going to be the same. And in this darkest hour the hero arises. An ex-mechanic, who shall fight the technical revolution to save the heritage of trolleybuses. And although he is not suited to be a superhero- he will do his best to drive the capitalist oppressors away.


  • Picture of Jonas Trukanas © Jonas Trukanas

    Jonas Trukanas

    Jonas Trukanas is representing the generation of young Lithuanian filmmakers. Jonas has studied film directing in “University for the Creative Arts, Farnham” and is now actively working in the field of commercial and cinema directing. It is his seventh short film.

Awards + Festivals

  • 21st VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (VILNIUS IFF) „KINO PAVASARIS“ (Official Selection, Lithunia)March 31, 2016
  • 14th CINEMADAMARE (Official Selection, various locations, Italy)June 25, 2016
  • *BEST VFX*
    5th KOLKATA SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 24, 2016
    1st FARM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • METERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Bristol Valley Theater in Naples, NY, USA)September 10, 2016
  • REFLECTA – RETHINK YOUR WORLD FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)September 23, 2016
  • CINEMANIA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Dodge City Dinner Theater, Kansas, USA)October 1, 2016
  • 1st TOTOSHKA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (TFF) (Official Selection, Minsk, Republic of Belarus)October 2, 2016
  • 9th MAIPU CORTOS FESTIVAL DE CINE DE HUMOR (Official Selection, Argentina)October 6, 2016
  • 13tT SEDICICORTO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Forli, Italy)October 7, 2016
  • 10th BYRON BAY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Australia)October 14, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 1st BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Human Rights Section, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2016
  • 30th BRAUNSCHWEIG INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany)November 7, 2016
  • 31st FESTIVAL EUROPÉEN DU FILM COURT DE BREST (European Competition, France)November 8, 2016
  • 32nd INTERFILM – INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL BERLIN (“Be A Better Being: Self versus System” Competition, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • 1st BIRMINGHAM FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, UK)November 25, 2016
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017


Barbora Pankė, Jonas Trukanas
Monika Sakalauskaitė, Gabija Siurbytė
Jonas Trukanas
Director of Photography
Meelis Veeremets
Art Direction
Paulius Jurevičius
Costume Design
Ieva Juodelyte
Dominykas Kilčiauskas
Andrius Kauklys, Marius Narbutis


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LT-10305, Vilnius, Lithuania