HEVI REISSU

by Juuso Laatio, Jukka Vidgren
HEAVY TRIP

Informations

Nation: Finland, Norway

Year: 2018

Length: 92'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

Section:

Synopsis

Turo is stuck in a small village in Northern Finland. The only glimpses of light in his life are provided by the Impaled Rektum, an amateur metal band, whose vocalist he is. The young man is trying to overcome his fears by leading his “symphonic postapocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing extreme war pagan fennoscandian metal” band to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, a new drummer from a mental hospital, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

Director

Juuso Laatio

Juuso  Laatio

Juuso Laatio has worked on commercials and music videos for almost fifteen years. He is known for creating visually stunning acclaimed artwork and visuals, in both video and photography. A lover of music, beautiful pictures and ridiculous comedies, he finally got to combine his passions in his debut feature film Heavy Trip.

Filmography:
Hevi reissu (2018, co-regia Jukka Vidgren)

Jukka Vidgren

Jukka  Vidgren

Jukka Vidgren started his work as a commercial director in early 2000. Since then he has been working with music videos and short films. Notable short films have been Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil (2011) which was selected for several international festivals and was part of the opening night at LA Short Fest. Heavy Trip is Vidgren’s debute feature film.

Filmography:
Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil (cm, 2011), Tough Love (serie tv/tv series, 2016). Hevi reissu ( 2018, co-regia Juuso Laatio)

Cast and Credits

regia/director
Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen, Jari Olavi Ranta
fotografia/cinematography
Harri Räty
montaggio/film editing
Kimmo Taavila
scenografia/production design
Juha-Matti Toppinen
costumi/costume design
Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
musica/music
Lauri Porra
suono/sound
Panu Riikonen
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Johannes Holopainen (Turo Moilanen), Minka Kuustonen (Miia), Ville Tiihonen (Jouni Tulkku)
produttori/producers
Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
produzione/production
Making Movies Ltd.

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contatti/contacts
LevelK
Niklas Teng
[email protected]

www.levelk.dk

Director statement

 “There are mainly two reasons why we wanted to do this film. The first one is that we think that guys like the band in Heavy Trip deserve their story to be told. […] These guys just might be the last fortress of genuine, uncompromising artistry. The other reason is that we think that there are too few films that make the audience laugh made in Finland. […] This is a film for us who want to laugh our asses off time to time. And there’s a lot of us here in Finland.”

Synopsis Learn more

Turo is stuck in a small village in Northern Finland. The only glimpses of light in his life are provided by the Impaled Rektum, an amateur metal band, whose vocalist he is. The young man is trying to overcome his fears by leading his “symphonic postapocalyptic reindeer-grinding Christ-abusing extreme war pagan fennoscandian metal” band to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, a new drummer from a mental hospital, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.

Director All about direction

Juuso Laatio

Juuso  Laatio

Juuso Laatio has worked on commercials and music videos for almost fifteen years. He is known for creating visually stunning acclaimed artwork and visuals, in both video and photography. A lover of music, beautiful pictures and ridiculous comedies, he finally got to combine his passions in his debut feature film Heavy Trip.

Filmography:
Hevi reissu (2018, co-regia Jukka Vidgren)

Jukka Vidgren

Jukka  Vidgren

Jukka Vidgren started his work as a commercial director in early 2000. Since then he has been working with music videos and short films. Notable short films have been Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil (2011) which was selected for several international festivals and was part of the opening night at LA Short Fest. Heavy Trip is Vidgren’s debute feature film.

Filmography:
Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil (cm, 2011), Tough Love (serie tv/tv series, 2016). Hevi reissu ( 2018, co-regia Juuso Laatio)

Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio
soggetto, sceneggiatura/story, screenplay
Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen, Jari Olavi Ranta
fotografia/cinematography
Harri Räty
montaggio/film editing
Kimmo Taavila
scenografia/production design
Juha-Matti Toppinen
costumi/costume design
Karoliina Koiso-Kanttila
musica/music
Lauri Porra
suono/sound
Panu Riikonen
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Johannes Holopainen (Turo Moilanen), Minka Kuustonen (Miia), Ville Tiihonen (Jouni Tulkku)
produttori/producers
Kai Nordberg, Kaarle Aho
produzione/production
Making Movies Ltd.

**
contatti/contacts
LevelK
Niklas Teng
[email protected]

www.levelk.dk

Director statement Read more

 “There are mainly two reasons why we wanted to do this film. The first one is that we think that guys like the band in Heavy Trip deserve their story to be told. […] These guys just might be the last fortress of genuine, uncompromising artistry. The other reason is that we think that there are too few films that make the audience laugh made in Finland. […] This is a film for us who want to laugh our asses off time to time. And there’s a lot of us here in Finland.”