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Hiljaa kuin murhaajat – Silent as Murderers

Hiljaa kuin murhaajat - Silent as Murderers

Ina and Minna are spending their last summer together. In the night, they visit into other people’s houses while the residents are sleeping.

Short Film / 16 min
2019

Director/screenwriter/music: Lauri-Matti Parppei

Two best friends, Minna and Ina, are spending their last summer together, working as gardeners. In the night, they visit other people’s houses while the residents are sleeping. However, the summer is soon over, and in the autumn Ina will move away.

CREW
Producer: Ilona Tolmunen
Script: Lauri-Matti Parppei
DOP: Mikko Parttimaa
Editor: Dimitri Okulov
Sound: Tiia Vestola
Set designer: Nanna Hirvonen
Costume designer & make-up: Kaisa Pohjola

CAST
Maaria Nuoranne, Ella Lymi

Festivals:
Tampere Film Festival 2019

 

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The Hole in the Ground

The Hole In The Ground

A single mother is consumed by mounting paranoia.

Feature fiction /  90 min
2019

Director: Lee Cronin

Trying to escape a broken past, Sarah O’Neill is rebuilding her life on the fringes of a backwood rural town with her young son Chris. Following the discovery of a mysterious sinkhole in the vast forest bordering their new home, Sarah must battle to unearth if the disturbing changes that begin to manifest in her little boy are a transformation driven by something more sinister and threatening than her own maternal fears

CREW
Directed by
LEE CRONIN

Written by
LEE CRONIN
STEPHEN SHIELDS

Produced by
JOHN KEVILLE
CONOR BARRY

Co-produced by
BENOÎT ROLAND
ULLA SIMONEN

Costume Designer
SAIJA SIEKKINEN

Make Up and Hair Designer
SALLA YLI-LUOPA

CAST

SARAH  SEÁNA KERSLAKE
CHRIS JAMES QUINN MARKEY
NOREEN KATI OUTINEN
TEACHER DAVID CROWLEY
LOUISE SIMONE KIRBY
ROB STEVE WALL
JAY EOIN MACKEN
LIL SARAH HANLY
DOCTOR ANDREW BENNETT
DESJAMES COSMO
DECTIVE JOHN QUINN
“it”MIRO LOPPERI

Festivals:
Sundance

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Don Juan

Don Juan

A funny and painful portrait of 22 -year-old Oleg, whose mother is trying to liberate him from his lethargic state.

Feature Documentary  / 95 min

Director: Jerzy Sladkowski

A four-sided love triangle, spiced with autism, neuroses and life crises in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod. The 22-year-old autistic young man Oleg is seeking approval and love. He is surrounded by many who want to help him, but no-one succeeds. Suddenly help comes from an unexpected direction. 

 

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Ajatuksia rakkaudesta – Thoughts about love

Ajatuksia rakkaudesta - Thoughts about love

A teenage boy wonders what love is.

Short Film / 13 min
2016

Director: Jani Ilomäki

A teenage boy wonder what love is.

CREW
Director: Jani Ilomäki
Producer: Ilona Tolmunen
Script: Mikko Parttimaa, Jani Ilomäki
DOP: Mikko Parttimaa
Editor: Jussi Sandhu
Sound designer: Toni Teivaala 
Music: Pekka Koivisto
Set designer: Santtu Toivola
Costume designer: Laura Malinen

CAST
Kasper Westin, Lilith Rautiainen, Sini Putkonen, Juhani Hodju, Kimmo Puhakka

FESTIVALS:

2018
Tokyo Lift-Off Film Festival Online
, Tokyo - Japan
Beloit International Film Festival , Beloit - USA

2017
Ale Kino! , Pozan - Poland
Boston Film Festival, Boston - USA
Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival, Dublin - Ireland
BUFF Filmfestival, Malmö - Sweden 
Live at Heart, Örebro  Sweden

2016
Mo & Friese KinderKurzFilmFestival,
May 29th - June 5th 2016,  Hamburg - Germany
20min|max International Short Film Festival, June 4th - June 10th 2016,  Ingolstadt - Germany
Love and Anarchy, Sept 16th / Helsinki - Finland
Nordisk Panorama, Malmö - Sweden
Reykjavik International Film festival , Reykjavik - Iceland
58th Nordic Film Days Lübeck
, Lübeck - Germany

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Mercy all the way

Säälistäjät – Mercy all the way

Säälistäjät - Mercy all the way

“They had to give out sex to outcast young men in order to prevent future school shootings”

Short Film / 30 min

Director: Hannaleena Hauru
2015 / Theatrical release: 2015 in Finland.

An absurd byproduct of mass murders perpetrated in Finland over the last several years has been public discussion where lack of female companionship (in the carnal sense) was named as a potential prime catalyst and responsibility for the murders placed squarely on young women. Mercy All the Way takes a satirical hammer to this discussion. The movie’s black humor makes you laugh out loud, but at times the humor will just make you choke.

In the movie some older women working at the employment office have started to covertly offer pity sex to young men who seem to be under threat of becoming marginalized in order to prevent any future mass murders. Everything’s going swimmingly and some younger reserves have been recruited, too. When middle-aged Mirja, who is very dedicated to her job, is given the pleasant-smelling but slothful Marko as a client, events take a surprising turn and chaos ensues.

Festivals:
Kuopion Vilimit -elokuvafestivaali, 3. lokakuuta 2015
Rakkautta&Anarkiaa, Helsinki International Film Festival, Fri 25 September 2015
Nordisk Panorama, 18-23 September 2015, Malmö, Sweden
Shnit International Short Film Festival, 7-18 October, Bangkok, Bern, Buenos Aires, Cairo, Cape Town, Kyoto, Moscow, New York and San José
Brest European Short Film Festival, 10-15 November 2015, Brest, France.
Blue Sea Film Festival, Sun 23 August 2015, Rauma, Finland
Artova Film Festival, 5 September 2015, Helsinki, Finland
Guanajuato International Film Festival, 20-24 July 2015, Guanajuato, Mexico.
FEST – New Directors | New Films Festival, Espinho, Portugal, 22-29 June 2015
Midnight Sun Film Festival, Sodankylä, Finland, 10-14 June 2015
Brussels Short Film Festival, 23 April – 3 May 2015, International Competition, Belgium.Programme: International 2
Tampere Film Festival, Finland, 4-8 March 2015, special prize
Brussels Short Film Festival 2015
Midnight Sun Film Festival 2015

Turnaround

Kääntöpaikka – Turnaround

Kääntöpaikka - Turnaround

”A 12-year-old girl goes on a car ride with a man she met online.”

Short Film / 9 min

Director: Aino Suni
2015

Twelve-year-old girl Sini has an internet-crush, who proposes a date. She ducks out of her parents’ party to meet him at a turnaround. There a thirty-year-old man, Henri, is waiting. Sini lies about her age and for a brief moment Sini feels like she is living her dream: sitting next to Henri, driving through the neighbourhood. When Henri parks the car on a forest road, she realizes she is expected to redeem an unspoken promise. 

Turnaround is a short film directed by Aino Suni and produced by Ilona Tolmunen. Together with cinematographer Kerttu Hakkarainen this is their second short film. Their first short film, Wolf Carver was selected to Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival in 2011. Turnaround was developed in Nisi-Masa European Short Pitch 2014.

International sales: AdAstra Films

Festivals: 

2015
December
Festival Tous Courts, France

November
57th Nordic Film Days Lübeck, Germany
Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany
Oulun lasten ja nuorten elokuvien festivaali, Oulu, Finland
FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2015, Barcelona, Spain

October
#FAQiff Feminist and Queer International Film Festival, Romania
World of Film International Festival Glasgow, UK

Sebtember
Love & Anarchy 2015, Finland
Sarajevo Fim Festival 2015, Bosnia-Hertzegovina
Concorto Film Festival, Itraly

 
Garden Lovers

Eedenistä pohjoiseen – Garden Lovers

Eedenistä pohjoiseen - Garden Lovers

”A love story about the necessity of gardening”

Feature documentary / 73 min

Director: Virpi Suutari
2014 / Theatrical release in Finland

GARDEN LOVERS looks behind the hedge of couples who have a passion for gardening. The humorous film is a declaration of love to beauty and healing power of their gardens. Beautiful and magical pictures flow into their relationships, conflicts and joys. The garden depicts the many ways in which life can flourish; it gives strength and unites, but it also becomes a meeting place for farewells.

Festivals: 
Visions du Reél 2014
Nordisk Panorama 2014
Midnight Sun Film Festival 2014
Seattle International Film Festival 2014
Krakow Film Festival 2014
DOXA 2014
Tromsø International film Festival 2015

Awards: 
Jussi-award 2014: The Best Documentary Film, The Best Music

Nomination: 
PRIX Europa 2015

 

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Ghost Train

Ghost Train

"Once a year, estranged brothers Michael and Peter make a reluctant pilgrimage to the old fairground where their friend Sam went missing three decades ago.”

Short Film / 12 min

Director: Lee Cronin
2013

Co-produced with Rank Outsider Productions, Ireland

Festivals: 

Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival 2014
Tampere Film Festival 2014
Palm Springs International Shortfest 2014
L.A Shortsfest 2014

Winner: Best Film, Youth Jury, San Sebastian Horror and Fantasy Film Festival 2014
Winner: Youth Audience Award for Best Film, Court Métrange Fantastic Film Festival 2014
Winner: Méliès D'Argent for Best European Fantastic Short, Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2014
Winner: Best Visual Effects, Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2014
Winner: Jury 2nd Prize, Molins de Rei Horror Film Festival 2014Winner: Audience Award for Best Short Film, Ithaca International Fantastic Film Festival 2014

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Alcan Highway

Alcan Highway

Alcan Highway

”A roadmovie of freedom and friendship”

Feature documentary / 86 min

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä
2013 / Theatrical release: 2013 in Finland.

Hese is a Finnish 44 year-old man trying to solve a paradox of wanting to be constantly on the move and to find a home where to settle down. As a solution he will build a mobile home and find a place where to turn off the engine for good. For this he travels from Finland to Anchorage, Alaska, customises a sixty year-old truck with his friends and drives to Vancouver Island to seek for peace of mind. That is the plan.

The film will follow Hese through the process of preparing and funding the journey to fixing the truck and driving it to Vancouver Island. Alcan Highway is a film about a journey, a dream which seems to be coming true. But is it what Hese really wanted?

Festivals: 
CPH:DOX 2013
DOXA 2014
Docville 2014
Göteborg International Film Festival 2014

Awards: 
Jussi-nomination 2013: The Best Documentary Film 2013.

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Neighbours

Naapurit – Neighbours

Naapurit – Neighbours

“A story of a Finnish concierge who lives in a multicultural neighbourhood”

Feature documentary / 73 min

Director: Tuija Halttunen
2013 / TV-documentary

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