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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




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