Aalto Arts / ELO Film School Finland
What was it about? – Group of high schoolers try to plan their “senior students' show” when a rumor about classmates attempt to do a suicide starts to go around the cafeteria.
What was important for me? – The story involves many high school students whose characters were inspiring to create with Malin and the actors. Discussions with the actors were important because all the actors were teenagers themselves so they knew the world of high school better than us. Every character had their own social circles, favorite bands and family issues. We wanted the characters to be from the same “teenager factory” but that everyone would still have their unique characteristics. The main character Mio was visually different from everybody else but overall he looked like "a regular teenager". The idea was that anybody could be the target of bullying no matter how they look.
Costume Designer - Riina Leea Nieminen
Director and Scriptwriter - Malin Nyqvist
Cinematografer - Alvi Pakarinen
Editor - Anna Nuuros
Sound Designer - Lotta Mäki
Set Designer - Lotta Taarasti
Makeup Artist - Stephanie Korhonen
Producer - Mikael Syrjälä
Costumer - Hilla Ruuska
Costume Assistants - Aurora Frestadius, Jenni Räsänen, Suvi Kajas and Laura Havimo
Photographers - Alvi Pakarinen and Linn Henrichson