Finland; 2017; 105 min; Finnish language with English subtitles
Thursday, July 12 at 21.00h OPEN AIR CINEMA (MAIN SQUARE)
|Directed by: Jesse Haaja
Written by: Jesse Haaja, Pekka Lehtosaari,
Timo Puustinen, Miika J. Norvanto
Cinematography by: Tero Saikkonen
Music by: Tuomas Kantelinen
Cast: Kris Gummerus, Rami Rusinen, Matti Onnismaa,
Renne Korppila, Alina Tomnikov, Bianca Bradey
Produced by: Trevor Doyle, Jesse Haaja,
Miika J. Norvanto, Timo Puustinen
Production Companies: Frozen Flame Pictures,
Black Lion Pictures, Haaja & Arwo Design
Genre: action, fantastic
Jesse Haaja Bianca Bradey
Mikkeli, a small Finnish town, is the headquarters of evil pharmaceutical company Vala. The only one who dares to stand up to their diabolical schemes is a mysterious superhero named Rendel. Vala enlists a group of assassins from all around the world to get rid of the masked avenger.
At this year's Grossmann, the very first Finnish superhero film will bring joy and fun to all you lovers of masked vigilantes! Director Jesse Haaja, who created Rendel when he was still a schoolboy, delivers a visually striking tour-de-force, jam packed with bone-crushing action and dark humour, with a special recommendation for all fans of Punisher and Nolan's Batman.
Jesse Haaja has a background in commercials as Graphic Designer and Art Director. In 2009 he founded the company Haaja & Arwo Design which grew to be the biggest advertising agency of the area in just a few years. Through the agency Haaja has worked as writer, director, producer and DOP for several award-winning commercials and in 2015 was chosen as the young entrepreneur of the year.
Actress Bianca Bradey is best known for her breakout role as Brooke in the Australian cult-classic movie 'Wyrmwood : Road of the Dead'. In 2014 her intense performance earned rave reviews at the best genre Film Festivals around the world including in Austin Texas (Best Actress Nomination) Fantastic Fest, Busan in South Korea and Toronto After Dark in Canada.