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How far would you be willing to go in order to
help out a friend?

Tuomas, a man in his thirties, has lost everything in Thailand – his family, his possessions and the trust of his friends. Hoping to qualify for an early age pension in his native Finland, Tuomas is in such a bad shape that even his legs can’t support his skeletal body anymore.

Will anything change when Tuomas’s friends decide to help the man with a drinking problem for one last time and set out to get him home from the streets of Thailand?

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In Theaters


In Theaters

In Theaters


In Theaters

UPCOMING SCREENINGS:

The cinema screenings are over. We would like to thank all our audience!

FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

13.-23.8. Thai Short Film & Video Festival, Bangkok - Thailand
Thu 20.8. at 18.30 pm, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
Sun 23.8. at 13 pm, Bangkok Art and Culture Centre
https://www.facebook.com/ThaiShortFilmVideoFestival

23.8. Kino Sampo Film Festival - Riihimäki, Finland
Sun 23.8. at 14 pm DOK-Sampo, Kino Sampo
http://kinosampo.com/ksff/doksampo/

21.-23.8. Blue Sea Film Festival, Rauma, Finland
Sun 23.8. at 12.00 pm, Iso-Hannu - Screen 3
http://www.blueseafilmfestival.net

Dada Saheb Phalke Film Festival, Delhi - India
Thu 30.4. Tivoli Garden Resort
More information about Dada Saheb Phalke Fest

Tampere Film Festival, Finland
Wed 4.3. at 22.00 pm, Plevna 2 (SOLD OUT)
More information about Tampere Film Festival

DocPoint, Helsinki - Finland
Sun 1.2. at 18.30 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31.1. at 20.30 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
Sat 31.1. at 17.30 pm, Kinopalatsi 7 (SOLD OUT)
Thu 29.1. at 19.15 pm, Maxim 2 (SOLD OUT)
More information about DocPoint

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Images & Trailers


Teasers & Images

Images & Trailers


Teasers & Images

TRAILER

 

TEASERS

 

IMAGES

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Filmmakers


Filmmakers

Filmmakers


Filmmakers

HEIKKI HÄKKINEN

DIRECTOR-WRITER

Heikki Häkkinen is a self-taught director-writer, who has been working in various audiovisual productions for over a decade now. He has directed and written dozens of the most popular music videos in Finland.

In addition to directing and writing, he has a wide experience in the work of a property master. The Land of Smiles (Hymyjen maa) is his debut documentary film.

JONI LUOMANEN

CINEMATOGRAPHER-EDITOR

Joni Luomanen is a freelancer and a true multi-talented professional of the audiovisual media. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Media and Arts (production) from Tampere University of Applied Sciences in the spring of 2014. Over the years, he has excelled as a cinematographer, editor and even as a director in various audiovisual productions.

His strong suit, however, is music videos; he has made nearly 30 music videos to various popular Finnish artists, such as Petri Nygård, Kristiina Wheeler, Kasmir, Lord Est and Klamydia. He has also contributed to the making of several advertising films and short films.


CREW

Directed by: Heikki Häkkinen
Written by: Heikki Häkkinen, Joni Luomanen
Cinematography: Joni Luomanen
Edited by: Joni Luomanen
Score by: Mikko M. Koskinen
Color grading: Sampsa Lehtinen
Produced by: Heikki Häkkinen, Joni Luomanen
Dramatist: Pekko Pesonen
2nd camera: Eero Lämsä
Sound recording: Joni Luomanen
Voiceover recording: Henry Kaprali
Sound post production & mixing:
Henkka Niemistö / Chartmakers Oy
Graphic design: Teemu Koskenoja / Anthem Graphic Oy
Website: Jussi Solja
Translations: Laura Haavisto
Thai-translations: Mali Turunen, Kanyarat Mäkinen
DCP-production: Jussi Sandhu, Ville Hakonen / Wacky Tie Films Oy
PR: Manna Katajisto

SPECIAL THANKS

Tuomas Kela, Kaarina Kela, Päivi Rantanen, Raimo Tuppela, Jari Vuoristo, Essi Suomela, Noora Räisänen, Tomi Puhakka, Ulla Simonen, Ilona Tolmunen, Eveliina Maaninka

THANKS TO

A-Klinikkasäätiö, Khwanta Hansuri, Mika Lahnanperä, Jyrki Mäkinen, Restaurant Alex, Ride, Jussi Solja, Kristiina Wheeler, Timo Vuorensola, Tomi Saarinen, Marketta Häkkinen, Vesa Virtanen, Ossi Riita

PEOPLE WHO DONATED TO HELP TUOMAS

AK, apasra, Borde, Corzi, Hihhih, I ovn, J__, Jimbeam, jkfkr, Jocce, Jombie, Jone, Julle, JUPESO, Juusot, ko vis, Lappis, Läskipää, M. Vanninen, MauKhang, Natus, Nitalis, P. Peltomaa, Raid71, RAMITI, Ride, T. Mether, Tiiku-m, Wagner

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Contact


Contact

Contact


Contact

Contact info

Höyry Films Oy

Heikki Häkkinen
+358 40 169 5321
heikki@hoyryfilms.com

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