Ikuturso is a work for Uneton48, 48-hour short film challenge in 2016. It’s a bit different to my other films as it has real dialog and it’s filmed as a mockumentary. I must say that I’m pleased with the outcome. I was not prepared well and when we got the genre, “Blue & White (Finnish) Movie” and the mandatory elements: a scale model, an idealist and famous movie quote, I had no idea on cast, locations etc.
So I started calling around. First night I only reach one friend who happened to be visiting in town. We shot 5 minutes and then had a party. Next day we woke up at noon and started planning next steps. I reached 2 more cast members but they only had about 1½ hours and they lived in another town. Another friend contributed by shooting a scene in United Arab Emirates.
Last day some editing.. and film was delivered a minute before deadline.
The film poses some sarcasm about movie- and other projects in Finland, which had a lot of hype but failed in the end. For example Mannerheim -movie and Sunny Car Center.
Brothers is a short film about the different perception of the world around us by children compared to adults. Children’s mind is still a blank canvas with lots of space for imagination, whilst adults have already spoiled it with symbols and meanings.
We live in a hectic worked, where everyone just cares about themselves. People are not really in hurry, but the society has planted in their mindsets. They need to run and hurry. they need to use their elbows to be before others. They need to fit in the train that is already a full. Platform is a short story from CPH airport train station. It is a bystander view about the stress that the society is putting over people. Soundtrack includes distorted totalitaristic announcements and bible sentences.
“There is a train for everyone, but some of us must stay at the platform”
Sleep is a work that is not as obvious as it first might seem. As I like to experiment the transition between existing and new, I made the film to observe differences between years 1963 and 2013.
Content-wise the film is very different from Andy Warhol’s original, but although technology has taken big leaps, it is still not that easy to work with 8 hours of material using consumer-grade equipment.
This is a typical example of my work where context goes over content. The film is 8 hours long art movie, yet still it is available as a single-layer DVD from Amazon – a concept that was studied earlier in project: Aphorisms from the edge of the walk-in closet.