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Finland’s Making Movies Oy preparing new films

Finnish production company Making Movies Oy has announced that two new films are in production.

The first film is from director Klaus Härö, who found great success with his Golden Globe-nominated film The Fencer (pictured). Titled Dark Christ, the film follows an elderly art dealer wanting to make his last big deal. When he discovers a ridiculously cheap painting named ‘Dark Christ’, he decides to borrow his grandson’s savings in order to leave the art scene with panache. However, everything starts to go wrong.

Making Movies co-founders and producers Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho will produce the film and Härö will reunite with The Fencer scriptwriter Anna Heinämaa. The film will be shot entirely in Helsinki and production is due to start in autumn 2017.

Making Movies is also producing Impaled Rektum, a heavy rock comedy to be co-produced with Norway’s Sweet Films. Impaled Rektum is the story of Turo, who wants to lead the worst heavy rock band ever in Finland. Their journey to performing at the Norwegian metal festival Impaled Rektum includes fake vikings, grave robbing, and the first ever armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

The film is written by Aleksi Puranen and will start filming in summer.

Making Movies Oy just celebrated its 20th anniversary and is now looking to expand into the television drama market while keeping its style of high-quality projects based on strong scripted material.

You can read more about these projects and the company at the Nordic Film & TV Fund. 

 

 

 

Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.