In production

Pony and Pigeonboy

Feature film

Pony and Pigeonboy tells a story of seven-year-old girl Pony, who doesn’t want to go to school, and big-mouthed Pigeonboy who has solution to all possible problems.

Humoristic family-film  Pony and Pigeonboy is partly based on Veera Salmi’s popular children’s book The Book of Pony and Pigeonboy, which rich humor and anarchist hustle have brought the book as a favorite of children. The book was published in 2012 by Otava and was an instant success.

The film will premiere at August 2018.

Director: Mari Rantasila
Written by: Hannamaija Matila ja Veera Salmi
Producer: Elina Pohjola
Cinematographer: Timo Heinänen
Editor: Hanna Kuirinlahti
Set Design: Minna Santakari
Costume Design: Niina Pasanen
Make-up Artist: Leila Mäkynen
Distriputor: B-Plan Distribution
TV-channel: Yle
Production support: Suomen elokuvasäätiö

Roles:

Pigeonboy: Aapo Puusti
Pony: Jenni Lausi
Mother Maria: Anna-Maija Tuokko
Father Matti: Santtu Karvonen
Principal Teppo: Seppo Halttunen
Therapist Tarja Tuska: Jaana Pesonen

 

 

Cross Country

Documentary film

The International Cross Country Ski School of Finland was established in 2015 in order to help immigrant children adapt to Finland’s long and harsh winter. For many children the journey to Finland was full of shocking experiences. Most of the children attending the Ski School haven’t seen snow before. Children, who haven’t smiled for a long time, begin to laugh. How does it feel to ski for the first time? What is their experience of a long winter? How do they make new friends?

Director: Einari Paakkanen
Producer: Elina Pohjola

#barewithme

Short Fiction

MADDE and her best friends AURA and JULIA (all around their thirties) are trying out new outfits in a trendy shop, when Madde suddenly sees a dark figure from the past: her ex-bff ELSI, 30. Traumatized and panicked, Madde hides in a coat rack at first, but empowered by her friends she decides to make atonement with her past. It’s Elsi’s turn to listen and weep.

#barewithme is short comedy about female empowerment and friendships that stay with you forever.

Director: Ulla Heikkilä
Written by: Anna Brotkin
Cinematographer: Pietari Peltola
Sound Designer: Arttu Hokkanen
Costume Design: Roosa MArttiini
Producer: Marja Pihlaja
Executive Producer: Elina Pohjola

Small fish (working title)

Short film

Saara is a pregnant single mother who feels that she carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. Her eight-year-old girl Iiris on the other hand feels that world is filled with intriguing things which her mother just doesn’t see. Sometimes life gives us more than we think we can carry. Everything that’s important is here and now.

Director: Reetta Aalto
Written by: Marianna Laiho
Producer: Pasi Hakkio
Executive Producer: Elina Pohjola

For a Moment More

Short documentary

For a Moment More is a warm documentary film about the quiet but invaluable work that end-of-like caring houses do for the benefit of the dying and their relatives. The stories of three nurses will open a world that is coloured by death but where the leading role is acted by hope of happiness in last days of lives. Death and nurses open same doors in nursing home but death will keep the last moment with itself. Until that moment the nursing home is full of life.

Director: Jenny Timonen
Producer: Pasi Hakkio
Executive producer: Elina Pohjola
Cinematography: Kerttu Hakkarainen
Editor: Ville Hakonen / Wacky Tie Films