Tuomas, a man in his thirties, has lost everything in Thailand – his family, his possessions and the trust of his friends. Hoping to qualify for an early age pension in his native Finland, Tuomas is in such a bad shape that even his legs can’t support his skeletal body anymore.
Will anything change when Tuomas’s friends decide to help the man with a drinking problem for one last time and set out to get him home from the streets of Thailand?
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13.-23.8. Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Bangkok - Thailand
Thu 20.8. at 18.30 pm, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Sun 23.8. at 13 pm, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
23.8. Kino Sampo Film Festival - Riihimäki, Finland
Sun 23.8. at 14 pm DOK-Sampo, Kino Sampo
21.-23.8. Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland
Sun 23.8. at 12.00 pm, Iso-Hannu - Screen 3
Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi - India
Thu 30.4. Tivoli Garden Resort
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Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Wed 4.3. at 22.00 pm, Plevna 2 (SOLD OUT)
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DocPoint, Helsinki - Finland
Sun 1.2. at 18.30 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31.1. at 20.30 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31.1. at 17.30 pm, Kinopalatsi 7 (SOLD OUT)
Thu 29.1. at 19.15 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
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Heikki Häkkinen is a self-taught director-writer, who has been working in various audiovisual productions for over a decade now. He has directed and written dozens of the most popular music videos in Finland.
In addition to directing and writing, he has a wide experience in the work of a property master. The Land of Smiles (Hymyjen maa) is his debut documentary film.
Joni Luomanen is a freelancer and a true multi-talented professional of the audiovisual media. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Arts (production) from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in the spring of 2014. Over the years, he has excelled as a cinematographer, editor and even as a director in various audiovisual productions.
His strong suit, however, is music videos; he has made nearly 30 music videos to various popular Finnish artists, such as Petri Nygård, Kristiina Wheeler, Kasmir, Lord Est and Klamydia. He has also contributed to the making of several advertising films and short films.
Directed by: Heikki Häkkinen
Written by: Heikki Häkkinen, Joni Luomanen
Cinematography: Joni Luomanen
Edited by: Joni Luomanen
Score by: Mikko M. Koskinen
Color grading: Sampsa Lehtinen
Produced by: Heikki Häkkinen, Joni Luomanen
Dramatist: Pekko Pesonen
2nd camera: Eero Lämsä
Sound recording: Joni Luomanen
Voiceover recording: Henry Kaprali
Sound post production & mixing:
Henkka Niemistö / Chartmakers Oy
Graphic design: Teemu Koskenoja / Anthem Graphic Oy
Website: Jussi Solja
Translations: Laura Haavisto
Thai-translations: Mali Turunen, Kanyarat Mäkinen
DCP-production: Jussi Sandhu, Ville Hakonen / Wacky Tie Films Oy
PR: Manna Katajisto
Tuomas Kela, Kaarina Kela, Päivi Rantanen, Raimo Tuppela, Jari Vuoristo, Essi Suomela, Noora Räisänen, Tomi Puhakka, Ulla Simonen, Ilona Tolmunen, Eveliina Maaninka
A-Klinikkasäätiö, Khwanta Hansuri, Mika Lahnanperä, Jyrki Mäkinen, Restaurant Alex, Ride, Jussi Solja, Kristiina Wheeler, Timo Vuorensola, Tomi Saarinen, Marketta Häkkinen, Vesa Virtanen, Ossi Riita
PEOPLE WHO DONATED TO HELP TUOMAS
AK, apasra, Borde, Corzi, Hihhih, I ovn, J__, Jimbeam, jkfkr, Jocce, Jombie, Jone, Julle, JUPESO, Juusot, ko vis, Lappis, Läskipää, M. Vanninen, MauKhang, Natus, Nitalis, P. Peltomaa, Raid71, RAMITI, Ride, T. Mether, Tiiku-m, Wagner