Making Movies Oy
Making Movies Oy (Ltd.) is a Finnish film production company based in Helsinki. Established in 1996 the company produces and co-produces fiction and documentary films for international market. The managers, founding members and shareholders of Making Movies are Kai Nordberg and Kaarle Aho.
Since 1996 Making Movies has produced 10 feature films and more than 70 documentary and short films and tv-dramas. The films produced by Making Movies have been distributed worldwide.
The feature films include Petri Kotwica’s Rat King (Tribeca and Shangai International Film Festival 2012), Black Ice (2007) premiering in the Berlinale 2008 competition, and Homesick (2005), a prize winner in several international film festivals, as well as Jan Forsström’s The Princess of Egypt (Mannheim-Heidelberg Competition 2013).
In spring 2015 Making Movies released Klaus Härö’s new feature film The Fencer (Finnish Oscar nominee for 2016). The Fencer was nominated for a Golden Globe in a Best Foreign Language Film category and it was Oscar shortlisted. Latest feature film from Making Movies, Little Wing by Selma Vilhunen (Oscar nominee 2014 for the best short film), had world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival (August, 2016) and won Nordic Council’s film prize in 2017. Jussi Hiltunen’s Law of the Land premiered in Finland January 2017.
The documentaries produced or co-produced by Making Movies include many award winning films like Happiness, (Sundance Documentary competition 2014, world rights sold to Universal Pictures) and A Decent Factory (IDFA 2004) by Thomas Balmés, In the Dark (2004) by Sergey Dvortsevoy, Love & Engineering (Tribeca, Hotdocs, Visions du Réel, Karlovy Var, Sarajevo 2014) and Rules of Single Life (Sarajevo International Film Festivals, Sofia International Film Festivals 2012) by Tonislav Hristov and Look of Silence (Venice, Tiburon, Toronto 2014, Berlinale 2015) by Joshua Oppenheimer.
Tonislav Hristov’s latest documentary The Good Postman premiered at IDFA 2016, and it’s competed at Sundance Film Festival 2017. It was nominated for a Best European Documentary in European Film Awards 2017.