Wheels of Freedom

Documentary Film

Dare to dream. Dare to fail.
Being alive and having a life are two different things for Ville Jaaranto. Freedom as his dream and equality on his agenda, he sets to travel across Europe by his power wheelchair. While on his journey, he comes to realize that neither he himself nor the world around him are quite ready for it. Crazy dreams are the best cure for a mundane life.
The film will have it's international premiere at The Noordelijk Film Festival (Northern Film Festival) 6.11.2018.

Director and Writer: Aleksi Puranen
Producer: Pasi Hakkio
Co-producer: Luzid Film GmbH (GER) / Barbara Groben
Executive Producer: Elina Pohjola
Cinematographers: Eemeli Hepola, Tero Saikkonen
Editor: Eva Hartmann / Luzid Film GmbH 
Additional Editor: Kari Mankinen / Toast Post Production Oy
Sound Designer: Antti Lindholm

Project has been developed and presented in: 
Twelve for the Future Workshop 2016/2017 
Docpoint Impact Workshop 2017/2018 

Production Support:
Finnish Film Foundation / Piia Nokelainen
Avek / Outi Rousu
Taike / elokuvataide
Taike / Lappi SKR / Pohjois-Pohjanmaa
In Co-operation With:
Yle / Erkko Lyytinen
Oulun energia
Business Oulu / Anne Laurila


Tampere Film Festival, Finland 2018
Blue Sea Film festival, Finland 2018
The Noordelijk Film Festival (Northern Film Festival), The Netherlands 2018