Making Movies Oy

Making Movies Oy (Ltd.) is a Finnish film production company based in Helsinki. Established in 1996 the company produces and co-produces fiction and documentary films for international market. The managers, founding members and shareholders of Making Movies are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho.

Since 1996 Making Movies has produced 10 feature films and more than 70 documentary and short films and tv-dramas. The films produced by Making Movies have been distributed worldwide.

The feature films include Petri Kotwica’s Rat King (Tribeca and Shangai International Film Festival 2012), Black Ice (2007) premiering in the Berlinale 2008 competition, and Homesick (2005), a prize winner in several international film festivals, as well as Jan Forsström’s The Princess of Egypt (Mannheim-Heidelberg Competition 2013).

In spring 2015 Making Movies released Klaus Härö’s new feature film The Fencer (Finnish Oscar nominee for 2016). The Fencer was nominated for a Golden Globe in a Best Foreign Language Film category and it was Oscar shortlisted. Latest feature film from Making Movies, Little Wing by Selma Vilhunen (Oscar nominee 2014 for the best short film), had world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (August, 2016). Jussi Hiltunen’s Law of the Land premiered in Finland January 2017.

Making Movies’s upcoming features 2018 are A band called Impaled Rektum and Dark Christ.

The documentaries produced or co-produced by Making Movies include many award winning films like Happiness, (Sundance Documentary competition 2014, world rights sold to Universal Pictures) and A Decent Factory (IDFA 2004) by Thomas Balmés, In the Dark (2004) by Sergey Dvortsevoy, Love & Engineering (Tribeca, Hotdocs, Visions du Réel, Karlovy Var, Sarajevo 2014) and Rules of Single Life (Sarajevo International Film Festivals, Sofia International Film Festivals 2012) by Tonislav Hristov and Look of Silence (Venice, Tiburon, Toronto 2014, Berlinale 2015) by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Tonislav Hristov’s latest documentary The Good Postman premiered at IDFA, and it’s competing at Sundance Film Festival 2017.

 

People

Kai Nordberg

Kai Nordberg was born 1968 in Helsinki. During 1989 – 1994 he worked as a foreign correspondent and photographer in Berlin. In 1989 he also started film, TV and journalism studies at Freie Universität in Berlin.

Studies:

1989-94: Freie Universität Berlin
Film, theatre and journalism studies

Kaarle Aho

Kaarle Aho (b.1968, Helsinki – MA, University of Helsinki) has produced films and TV in Making Movies since 1998.

Studies:

2003-04: Eurodoc
Course for documentary film producers

1999: EAVE
European producer’s course

1995: MA, University of Helsinki
Major subject history, minor subjects comparative literature and philosophy

Camilla O'Connor

Camilla O’Connor was born 1970 in Kabwe, Zambia. She also spent some of her childhood in Kenya. After her matriculation examination she moved to Waterford , Ireland – where she resided for 11 years. After returning to Finland, she started studying TV and Film Production at Arcada university of applied sciences (UAS).

Studies:

2002 – 2007 BA, Arcada university of applied sciences
TV & Film Production.

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