TV series: Ferdinand Fairfax: The Last Place on Earth (U.K. 1985) Based on Roland Huntford’s seminal book, this is a British TV series of seven episodes about the race for the South Pole. It’s definitely the best movie or tv series of any kind I’ve seen about the Heroic Period Continue Reading
Our short film Pyhää maata made the final top 10 in the Uneton 48 competition. Now were waiting to see who wins…
We got the photos of our summer wedding today. Its been lovely looking through them. I see so many moments captured that I didn’t see at the wedding, because I was in the spotlight. All the pictures are by Katri Lassila, who did a wonderful job.
There’ll be a screening of some of the short films made for the Uneton 48 competition, our movie Pyhää maata among them. The screening is in Helsinki, at the movie theatre Andorra, on Thursday 2nd of October, 17:00-19:00. Tickets for the screening of eleven shorts are 7 €.
Documentary: Werner Herzog: Encounters at the End of the World (U.S.A. 2007) A kind of a sequel to Herzog’s scifi speculation documentary The Wild Blue Yonder, this is a movie about the people who go to work in Antarctica. Its a very good movie, poetic and beautiful even when it Continue Reading
Issue #17 of Roolipelaaja (The Roleplayer), the roleplaying magazine I edit, is now at the printers.
Here’s a couple more photos from our short film Pyhää maata (Soil of Our Fathers): (Photo: Matti Näränen. Osma Rautila, with Matti Onnismaa in the background. In the movie, they were father and son.) (Photo: Matti Näränen. Discussing a shot. From left to right, Pekka Aikio, Aino Lappalainen, Joona Pettersson Continue Reading
(Kuva: Matti Näränen. Lyhytelokuvan Pyhää maata kuvauksista.) Olin mukana joukkueessa, joka osallistui Uneton48-lyhytelokuvakilpailuun. Ideana oli tehdä lyhäri alusta loppuun 48 tunnin kuluessa. Ohjasin elokuvan yhdessä vaimoni Maria Petterssonin kanssa, ja olimme eilen illalla Andorrassa palauttamassa luomustamme yhdessä tuottajamme Elina Lindroosin kanssa. Palautustiskillä oli kuumottava laskuri. Olin itse paikalla ensimmäisenä, koska Continue Reading
Non-fiction: Mike Stroud: Shadows on the Wasteland (Penguin, 1994) The copy I got from Amazon’s used books is signed! The book also has an unusually poetic title, with the reference to the T.S. Eliot poem Stroud also quotes at the beginning of the book: Who is the third who walks Continue Reading
I’m in a team participating in a short film competition called Uneton 48. The idea is to make a film in 48 hours about a subject you only get to know at the beginning. In our case, Mike Pohjola wrote the script on Friday night, and we shot yesterday with Continue Reading