Production Support: The Finnish Film Foundation February 2014

The Finnish Film Foundation has released a press release stating the films that have received support.

The first is a feature length film titled Headfirst (PÄIN SEINÄ), which is a black comedy about a single mother with anger problems and her teenage daughter who gets kicked out of school. With a new school comes a new teacher and a blast from the past for the mother. Before long, an accidental pickpocket and a lousy storyteller, Sakke, teams up with this one dysfunctional sort of family. The film is written and directed by Antti Heikki Pesonen and the production company is Helsinki -filmi Oy. This is going to be Pesonen’s first major feature film.

The second film is a feature length documentary, titled The Campaign: The Making of a President (PRESIDENTINTEKIJÄT). The documentary is about a campaign for the presidential elections in Finland. The Coalition Party starts its campaign for Sauli Niinistö being sure to win. An election, which seems like a formality, turns into a fierce battle, with a stubborn candidate and a frustrated campaign team. The coalition has not had a President for decades. They need to win. The film has been written and directed by Tuukka Temonen, who has previously worked on a lot of television programs.


Check out the full information over at the Finnish Film Foundation.

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.