Flag Burners at Wreck-a-Movie

February 17, 2010 at 11:51 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

My 28-minute film Flag Burners is getting close to pre-production… I created a participatory Wreck-a-Movie site for the film so you can for example recommend music for the soundtrack  or give ideas on rough locations to shoot in Helsinki. Join the production and lend me a hand! 🙂 http://www.wreckamovie.com/flagburnerslipunpolttajat2

As an extra bonus for you blog readers, here’s a couple of photos from a recent script meeting. I wish all background research was this concrete. The flag was naturally bought at a gothic clothing store in London’s Camden Market.

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Short film “Flag Burners” announced

April 24, 2009 at 9:44 am (Uncategorized) (, , , , , , )

Finnish Film Foundation and the public broadcasting company YLE have announced the results of their third annual 30-minute film competition. (Press release in Finnish.) Amongst them is this film:


Jaana, Martti and Ville are young activists who oppose imperialism and neoliberalism. It’s difficult to stand up for your ideals in a world of mixed signals. To get their opinion out, they decide to do something that will get them noticed. Something important and visual.

Written and directed by Mike Pohjola
Produced by Misha Jaari / Oy Bufo Ab and Mark Lwoff

Given the name, it’s not too hard to decude what important and visual act they will be committing, but that’s just the first couple of minutes. Turns out burning a flag is more difficult than one might think.

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