Aet Laigu

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AET LAIGU (alter ego Al Wallcat) is an Estonian producer and filmmaker. With nearly two decades of experience, she has produced, written, and co-written several screenplays for internationally awarded films, including EMA (2016), which was Estonia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award. Her directing credits include a 1-minute social commentary "Putain" (2024), a short creative documentary titled NOWTIME (2021), based in the US, and a full-length TV movie titled THE CHUCK BAND SHOW (2019).

 Aet is an alumna of various professional programs for audiovisual sector entrepreneurs, screenwriters, and filmmakers, including, but not limited to, the prestigious film business programme of National Film and Television School in London - Inside Pictures (London, Los Angeles), Sources 2 Screenwriting Workshop (Norway), and the NIPKOW Program (Berlin). She was appointed Producer on the Move in 2016 (Cannes, France) and is a voting member of The European Film Academy. She holds an MA in TV and Film Studies from the University of Warwick (UK), as well as degrees in Business from Tallinn Technical University and English Language and Literature from the University of Iceland. 

Before establishing the production company METEORIIT in 2008, she produced several short films, TV commercials, narrative features, and documentaries in both Estonia and the UK. Since 2006, she has been collaborating with the award-winning Estonian writer-director Kadri Kõusaar, whose feature film debut MAGNUS (2007) opened in the official selection of Cannes Film Festival (Un Certain Regard).

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