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Making Movies has bought the film rights to Mainingin Varjo a second novel from author Paula Nivukoski

The events of the book take place in the early 20th century.  The touching story tells of a young woman’s struggle to break free from the shackles of a patriarchal family and society.

“I Saw Mainingin Varjo as a very visual story when I was writing the novel. I have spent nights alone on desert islands, seen the changing shades of the sea, even those that are left between the lines in the novel. It is a tremendous opportunity to see my novel on the big screen as well. For example, a moving image intensifies the description of the environment and brings the story to the skin of its experiencer in a whole new way. I look forward to seeing a visual interpretation of the story, which I have already lived with once.” Paula Nivukoski commented on the future collaboration.   

“The story of the novel is an incredibly dramatic and subtle description of every person’s need to live free and decide their own destiny. Change always requires courage and it is represented by the young protagonist of the story” Says Making Movies’ Producer Kai Nordberg.

Paula Nivukoski is an author living in Ostrobothnia region in Finland and  the youngest daughter on a farm. Her debut novel Nopeasti Piirretyt Pilvet ( (2019) received praising reviews from both critics and readers. In January 2021, Nivukoski published her first children’s book Onnelliset Aakkoset (Happy Alphabet, which is part of a collaboration with Moomin Characters.


Heikki Nousiainen awarded for the best actor in a leading role in the film One Last Deal (Tuntematon mestari)

The jury of the Scottsdale International Film Festival in Arizona has selected Heikki Nousiainen as ”the best actor in a leading role” for his performance in One Last Deal. The jury consisted of members of the Phoenix Film Critics Society. One Last Deal is directed by Klaus Härö, written by Anna Heinämaa and produced by Making Movies. It… Continue Reading

ONE LAST DEAL (Tuntematon mestari) awarded in Coronado!

Making Movie’s latest feature film One Last Deal has won the audience award at Coronado Film Festival last weekend. The festival is held annually in Coronado, California and has a good reputation presenting many Oscar winning films. Making Movies is proud and thrilled about this acknowledgement from the festival’s audience.   More about the festival and… Continue Reading

Making Movie’s films nominated for Cesár and Jussi awards

Mamo’s coproduced short documentary film Braguino (dir. Clément Cogitore Seppia) is nominated for best short film Cesár award. The Cesár awards are “French Oscars” and highly appreciated. Heavy Trip‘s makeup- and hair designer Kati Koskela is nominated for a Jussi award for her great work in the film. Congrats to Kati! Continue Reading

THE MAGIC LIFE OF V has been chosen to Berlinale 2019

The 69th International Film Festival Berlin has just announced that Making Movies latest documentary film The Magic Life of V has been chosen to Generation 14plus programme. The film will have it’s World Premiere in Sundance in January so Berlinale’s screening will be film’s Europe Premiere. Link to Berlinales press release: click here Continue Reading

ONE LAST DEAL (Tuntematon mestari) in Palm Springs 2019!

Klaus Härö’s latest film One Last Deal will have it’s US premiere in Palm Springs International Film Festival on January 2019. The film had it’s world premiere in Toronto IFF in 2018 and it will also screen in Göteborg 2019 along side with Making Movies other film Heavy Trip. One Last Deal opened in Finland… Continue Reading

THE MAGIC LIFE OF V will premiere in Sundance Film Festival 2019

Making Movies latest documentary film The Magic Life of V has been chosen to Sundance Film Festival. It will compete in World Cinema Documentary category. This is the second feature documentary from director Tonislav Hristov to be screened in Sundance and he is thrilled about the good news: “It’s great and rare thing to get… Continue Reading

HEAVY TRIP (Hevi reissu) wins in Oostende and Jameson Cinefest

Heavy Trip won Audience Award at Jameson Cinefest last weekend 21.9 and a week before that Heavy Trip won Best Film Award in Taste of Europe category in Oostende. Actors Johannes Holopainen and Antti Heikkinen picked up the trophy from Jameson Cinefest, Hungary. “It’s wonderful to get an award from an audience of such a… Continue Reading

ONE LAST DEAL (Tuntematon mestari) in Toronto International Film Festival

Klaus Härö’s new film One Last Deal (Tuntematon mestari) will have it’s world premiere in Toronto International Film Festival 6.-16.9.2018. The film has been chosen to “World Contemporary Cinema” series and it has two press & industry screenings and three public screening during the festival: Press & Industry 1 – 09/07/18 4:45PM Scotiabank 6 Public… Continue Reading



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