Helmer Aku Louhimies, whose features "The Restless" and "Lovers and Leavers" were hits in his native Finland, started lensing his next pic, "Paha maa" (Frozen Land), on Tuesday for a 2005 release.
HELSINKI Local product did excellent box office figures in Finland in 2003.
Blind Spot Pictures has signed a three-year output deal giving Sandrew Metronome Nordic distribution rights to all its productions.
Domestic Film DAILY
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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles1Daily:$7.6M Cumulative:$79.8M Paramount Pictures 13.49%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$6.6M Cumulative:$188.5M Disney 23.68%
Into the Storm
Into the Storm3Daily:$2.1M Cumulative:$21.1M Warner Brothers / New Line 21.06%
Swedish helmer-scribe Anders Nilsson's "Third Wave" was one of five Nordic co-productions awarded subsidies this week by the Finnish Film Foundation.
The 33rd edition of Finland's Tampere shorts festival ended Sunday with Australian helmer Michael Bates winning the Grand Prix for "The Projectionist," a 14-minute film about an old projectionist…
Aki Kaurismaki's "The Man Without a Past" nabbed six Jussis, Finland's film awards, on Sunday.
Pan-Scandinavian distrib-exhib Sandrew Metronome has secured Scandi distribution rights to "Jade Warrior," a Finnish chopsocky pic in development by debut helmer Antti-Jussi Annila.
The Assn. of Finnish Film Producers gave helmer-producer Aki Kaurismaki ("The Man Without a Past") the producer of the year award Thursday in Helsinki.
The 32nd Tampere short film festival wrapped on Sunday night with Brit filmmaker Phil Mulloy taking the Grand Prix for his animated film "Invasion."
Director-writer Jarmo Lampela's "The River" (Joki) nabbed five Jussis, the Finnish film awards, Sunday night.