Evaluating of audiovisual content
I assess scripts in different phases of development, evaluate financing options and give feedback on projects in post-production with a firm background of working with writers and directors, dozens of production companies and a number of funding bodies.
As a financier at Nordisk Film & TV Fond it was my priviledge to give editing notes to blossoming filmmaking talents like Ali Abbasi (The Border) and Selma Vilhunen (Little Wing, Stupid Young Heart), to eyewitness the birth of festival darlings like The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki by Juho Kuosmanen and Queen of Hearts by May el-Toukhy and to support the visions of Benedikt Erlingsson (Of Horses and Men), Maria Sødahl (Hope) and Ruben Östlund (The Square, Triangle of Sadness) – to name only a few.
Training of professionals
I can design a workshop and work as a tutor in one. I have been a financing expert at producers workshops of European vocational training bodies like EAVE and ACE and content expert at CEE Animation Workshop and European Genre Forum. At Nordisk Film & TV Fond I initiated project development workshops Nordic Genre Boost and Nordic Distribution Boost.
Some participants of these programs for genre films and new talent that have already been completed include A White White Day by Hlynur Pálmason, My Life As A Comedian by Rojda Sekersöz and Psychosis in Stockholm by Maria Bäck, and upcoming titles include Compartment No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, Lamb by Valdimar Johansson, Hatching by Hanna Bergholm, Memory of Water by Saara Saarela and Innocents by Eskil Vogt.
Consulting assignments for industry events and policy makers
I research, write and present. I have been an active partner and contributor for several film and TV industry events in the Nordic countries and Europe. I have prepared keynotes and moderated discussions for The Finnish Presidency at European Union and TV Drama Vision at Göteborg, and written discussion papers and policy reports.
My recent report on new financing opportunities for the production of audiovisual content in Finland was commissioned by the Ministry of Education and Culture.
The photo at the top of the page by Helena Pataki