WORKS as DIRECTOR
My depute as director is the documentary film "Kihniö". I observe my childhood village with mixed feelings.
I follow life as it opens in details along the one and only road: abandoned houses, coffee room tranquility and the moments of happiness. People are proud of their safe village, where they claim to have everything one ever needs.
KIHNIÖ 52min. Produced by Filmimaa Oy 2015
Cinematography Jarkko T. Laine, Saija Mäki-Nevala
Editing Samu Heikkilä
Sound Design Olli Huhtanen
Producer Markku Tuurna
World premiere: DocPoint Helsinki Documentary Film Festival 29.1.2015
TV premiere in Finland: Yle 1 Dokumenttiprojekti 23.3.2015
Tampere Film Festival, National Competition 2016
Tartu World Film Festival, Estonia 2016
Government's Quality Support 2016
Jaakko Laitinen & Väärä Raha: Kihniö (2015)
The band composed the music for Kihniö documentary. The song "Kihniö" was born and we returned to Kihniö village road for shooting the music video for that brilliant song!
Director Saija Mäki-Nevala
Cinematographer Jarkko T. Laine
Equipment sponsored by Filmimaa Oy
Composed by Jarkko Niemelä
Lyrics Jaakko Laitinen
Arrangement Jarkko Niemelä, Jaakko Laitinen,
Marko Roininen, Tuomo Kuure, Janne Hast, Petri Kautto