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HEAVY TRIP (Hevi reissu) world premiere in USA at South by Southwest -festival

Comedy film Heavy Trip (Hevi reissu) by Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio will have it’s world premiere in South by Southwest -festival. The festival is held in march in Austin, Texas and it’s one of the most significant cultural events in the world showcasing new talents in music- and film industry.

Heavy Trip is the most expensive comedy film produced in Finland with the budget of 3 million euros. It’s also the first Finnish comedy film that will be shown in a such valuable festival as South by Southwest. “The film Heavy Trip combines the best export products of Finland – heavy metal-music, beautiful scenery of Lapland and humor.” says Kai Nordberg, producer of the film who is very pleased from the big news.

The film will be released in Finland in 9.3.2018.



LAW OF THE LAND (Armoton maa) wins in Saint Petersburg

‘Law of the Land’ (Armoton maa) by Jussi Hiltunen has won the award for best directing at International Debut Film Festival The Beginning in Saint Petersburg, Russia. ‘Law of the Land’ is the debut feature from Hiltunen whose short films have been awarded in several festivals. Director Hiltunen and producer Kai Nordberg accepted the award… Continue Reading

THE FENCER (Miekkailija) by Klaus Härö awarded in The United States

‘The Fencer’ (Miekkailija) has been awarded with Special Recognition Award for Narrative Film at Coronado Island Film Festival in San Diego, US. The film is directed by Klaus Härö, written by Anna Heinämaa and produced by Making Movies. The jury chose to give ‘The Fencer’ the special recognition award because “the film was beautifully shot,… Continue Reading

LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) won The Nordic Council Film Prize 2017

1.11.2017 Director Selma Vilhunen and producers Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg from Making Movies accepted the prize at the award ceremony in Finlandia Hall, Helsinki, on 1 November. Making Movies production LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) by Selma Vilhunen won The Nordic Council Film Prize 2017. The Nordic Council Film Prize is an annual film… Continue Reading

LITTLE WING (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) is Finland’s nominee for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017

13.9.2017 Making Movies production “Little Wing” (“Tyttö nimeltä Varpu”) is selected as Finland’s nominee for the Nordic Council Film Prize 2017. 12-year-old Varpu, is rapidly approaching adulthood while her mother Siru refuses to grow up. The jury says twelve-year-old Linnea Skog gives a nuanced performance in the lead role, while Paula Vesala radiates female strength… Continue Reading

Linnea Skog won Best Actress Jussi Award!

27.3.2017 Linnea Skog won Best Actress Jussi Award! 13-year-old newcomer Linnea Skog won her first Jussi Award last Friday in Helsinki at Jussi Gala. Linnea got the award from her role as “Varpu” in the Making Movies production “Little Wing”, directed and written by Oscar-nominee Selma Vilhunen. Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who’s… Continue Reading

Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) is nominated for 10 Jussi Awards

20.1.2017 Making Movies production Little Wing (Tyttö nimeltä Varpu) has been nominated in 10 categories for a “Finnish Oscar” called the Jussi Award. This is the most prestige Finnish film award, and it is handed out yearly in 15 categories for the most most accomplished films. Little Wing is nominated in the following categories: BEST… Continue Reading

Making Movies is celebrating it’s 20th anniversary

19.1.2017   Production company Making Movies Oy has reached the honoured age of 20 years. The managers, founding members and shareholders of Making Movies are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho. Making Movies has produced 10 feature films, like “Black Ice”, “The Fencer” and “Little Wing”. Company is also behind more than 50 documentary and short… Continue Reading



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