It’s the first short film nominee for It’s Alive Films.
Short film Siivooja (Cleaning woman) has been selected for the International Competition of the 41st Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival.
Venla is a Finnish television award and the prize was for the Mental (Sekasin) Season 2.
'Euthanizer', an award-winning Finnish thriller directed by Teemu Nikki, will be submitted as Finland’s nominee for the 2018 foreign-language Oscar Award.
CAST & CREW
Woman: Annika Stenvall
Man: Aron Bergmann Magnússon
Director: Pekka Hara
Director Of Photography: Julius Koivistoinen
1st camera assistant: Jenni Riutta
DIT: Kerttu Jaatinen
Make-up and hair: Piia Hiltunen
Make-up and hair assistant: Fatma Bendris
Production Designer: Tiina Paavilainen
Prop master: Kalle Mäkelä
Set builder: Artturi Leppälä
Set builder: Eppu Pastinen
Set builder: Ola Blick
Art dept assistant: Toivo Rajala
Editor: Pekka Hara, Kerttu Jaatinen
Gaffer: Manu Haapala
Electrician: Eemi Lehto
Electrician: Rosa Mäkinen
Online: Juho Räsänen
VFX artist: Zacharias Kullman
Colorist: Timo Luomanen
Post production producer: Toni Valla
Post production company: Post Control Helsinki
Catering: Sini Siimes
Line producer: Aino Suvanto
Production assistant: Emma Kiuru
Producers: Jani Pösö, Teemu Nikki, Pekka Hara
Best Script - Teemu Nikki
Best Music - Timo Kaukolampi, Tuomo Puranen
Best Film - Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
Best Direction - Teemu Nikki
Best Supporting Actress - Hannamaija Nikander
Best Screenplay at Tokyo International Film Festival
Writer-Director Teemu Nikki has been awarded Best Screenplay for his film Euthanizer at the 30th Tokyo International Film Festival. The five-person international jury selecting the winners was headed by American actor Tommy Lee Jones.
Euthanizer was the first Finnish film in the festivals' main competition in 24 years. The previous Finnish film selected for competition in Tokyo was Aki Kaurismäki's Take Care of Your Scarf in 1994.
Euthanizer, starring Matti Onnismaa, will be released in Finnish cinemas on November 24th. The film is a violent summer noir. It tells the story of Veijo Haukka, a 50-year-old mechanic, whose second job is to put sick pets to sleep but who decides to save the wrong person’s dog. The film's themes revolve around animal rights, suffering and death. The real story is not about good or evil but the stupidity of absolute men.
Euthanizer was produced by Nikki and Jani Pösö for It's Alive Films. The film had its world premier at the Toronto Film Festival in September and next it will be screened at the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.
Teemu Nikki is a self-educated filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. He has directed dozens of short films and hundreds of commercials and music videos – and some feature films and TV shows too. That makes him a genre-free and thus genre-enthusiastic director and storyteller.
Euthanizer, a feature film directed by Teemu Nikki, has been selected in the Contemporary World Cinema Programme of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Euthanizer is Teemu Nikki's third feature film and the first production by It's Alive Films to have its world premiere at a major A-listed film festival.
'Euthanizer is like Dirty Harry with animals. It leans heavily on the genre films of the late 70's while still being a very Finnish film. Even though Euthanizer is a ruthless and dark film, it is also an entertaining trip,' director Nikki says.
'We have defined the genre as a violent Finnish summer noir, because the film combines elements from classic genre films, stylish arthouse films and vigilante stories,' producer Jani Pösö adds.
The soundtrack for Euthanizer is equally unique. K-X-P members Timo Kaukolampi and Tuomo Puranen have joined forces with Pekko Käppi and Johanna Tarkkanen, two of the few people in the world to master the 'jouhikko', an ancient Finnish bowed lyre instrument. The soundtrack will be released on vinyl later this autumn.
Euthanizer will have its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival. The Finnish premiere will take place on 24th of November.
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3 Jussi award nominations for Lovemilla in the following categories:
- Best Script - Teemu Nikki, Jani Pösö
- Best Costume Design - Anna Vilppunen
- Best Makeup Design - Salla Yli-Luopa
Teemu Nikki on elokuvaviikon suojelija!