Suburban Shorts

2 x short fiction

Short films So It Goes (Aalto-university, ELO 2012) and Sirocco (Pohjola-filmi, 2012) forms Suburban Shorts – a short film screening premiering on Friday 26.10.2012 at Kinopalatsi, Helsinki. At Turku Suburban Shorts will be seen from 14.12.

Widely awarded So It Goes (directed by Antti Heikki Pesonen), the must-see short film of the year, is colored with dark humor and tells the story of warehouse worker Elli (Armi Toivanen, known from very popular TV-show Putous). She’s trying to escape from domain of local train for better life, but it’s easier said than done.

Sirocco (directed by Mikko Kuparinen) premiered in Palm Spring’s Int’l ShortFest, California. Sirocco is based on short story Merkki by Tuuve Aro, and tells about shy and lonely Raisa. Raisa, who avoids human contacts, (Eeva Putro) finds an abandoned baby by her apartment house’s garbage bin.


Screenplay and Director: Antti Heikki Pesonen
Producer: Tia Kalenius
Cinematographer: Aarne Tapola
Sound Design: Toni Teivaala
Editor: Hanna Kuirinlahti
Set Design: Maura Pusa
Composer: Antti Pouta
Roles: Armi Toivanen, Santeri Mäntylä, Max Ovaska, Asko Sahlman, Juha Kukkonen, Sanna-Kaisa Palo


Screenplay: Mikko Kuparinen, Elina Pohjola, Mira Muikku
Based on short story Mrkki by Tuuve Aro
Director: Mikko Kuparinen
Cinematographer: Juice Huhtala
Set Design and Costume Design: Laura Haapakangas
Sound Design: Pekka Aikio
Editor: Matti Näränen
Producer: Elina Pohjola
Roles: Eeva Putro, Tuukka Martiskainen, Luna Huotari