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CYKLISTEN – THE BICYCLE MAN

– A short film about faith, hope and cycling –
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SYNOPSIS
On an ordinary Saturday morning Hanna wakes up feeling emptiness in her heart. Fed up with her life she leaves to take her thirteen-year-old son Janne to the football training. On the way there, however, they suffer a terrible accident. And then, in the darkest moment of grief, the Bicycle Man comes up and something unexplainable happens.

VENUS AWARD FOR HUMAN VALUES
The short film Cyklisten by Aarne Norberg won the Venus award for Human Values at the FILMETS Badalona Film Festival 2015, in Spain.

The main cast of Cyklisten includes Mervi Jaako, Linus Oscarsson, Jusufi Gazmend and Markku Köngäs. The creative crew consists of cinematographer Timo Heinänen (FSC), production designer Kaisa Mäkinen, costume designer Eeva Iiramo, editor Harri Ylönen and sound designer Svante Colérus.

Cyklisten is produced by Periferia Productions (Finland) with producers Markku Flink and Merja Ritola in co-production with Giraff Film (Sweden) with Anna Björk and Emma Karlsson as producers and with Filmpool Nord (Sweden). The film is written by Kenneth Taavo (Sweden). Cyklisten is filmed in the Torne River Valley in the Swedish Lapland.

The film is financed by AVEK, The Finnish Film Foundation, The Swedish Film Institute and Förening Konstsamfundet in association with Finnish Broadcasting Company – Yleisradio / Svenska YLE. The dialogue of the film is in Swedish, Italian and Meänkieli (which belongs to the Finnish dialects). The running time of the film is 12 minutes.
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Official Trailer
The filming was wonderful. The characters were odd but endearing. And the storyline was just strange enough to keep the viewer engaged. I appreciated the ending that could have been an alternate reality.
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Esko Vatula in JAHTI

JAHTI – CHASE

– Once a hunting trip turns into a nightmare at the mercy of nature –
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SYNOPSIS
The Chase is a mythical story of four young man's nightmarish hunting trip.
Jouko, KV and Seppo are aggressive and competent careerists who want to control their lives right down to the unconscious mind. But this time Kari joins his brother's hunting party. After many years of drifting he is searching a resolution for his life. At the mercy of nature and obsessed by mutual grudges they lose their self-control completely.

STATE QUALITY AWARD
The short film Jahti by Aarne Norberg received the State Quality Support awarded by Finland's National Council for Cinema in 1988.

The main cast of Jahti includes Pekka Huotari, Esko Vatula, Jussi Lampi and Peter Keränen. The creative crew consists of cinematographer Jouko Seppälä (FSC), editor Taru Mäkelä, sound designer Jussi Väntänen and composer Otto Romanowski. The film is written by Aarne Norberg and Jarmo Taimen.

The film is produced by Norberg & Taimen in co-production with YLE TV2, in 1988. Jahti is filmed in the Liminka Bay wetland area in northern Finland. The running time of the film is 23 minutes.
Chase is a fierce experience.
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Jussi Lampi in JAHTI

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OTHER PRODUCTIONS

Most recently Aarne Norberg has written a feature film screenplay "Thy will be done". It uses the child's perspective to describe the moments, people and unknown forces that shape our lives and make us what we are. The story reflects the long shadows of war, that won't fade away until we deal with them.

Aarne Norberg has participated in co-production and co-financing of seven completed feature films and one television drama (uncredited) during his tenure as an executive director of Villilä Studios.

He has produced, directed and written hundreds of TV commercials and corporate videos.

Directed & written a TV miniseries drama Uusille urille aka New Careers for the YLE TV1 in 1991.

Aarne Norberg has created & produced the PikaParlamentti, the first interactive TV show format in Finland. Commissioned by the MTV and broadcasted inside the Huomenta Suomi – morning show from 1990 to 1993.

Directed a TV pilot for drama series Hevosmies aka Horseman for the YLE in 1989.

Aarne Norberg has directed, produced, written and photographed a short film Electronic Brain Damage together with Rauno Leinonen in 1984. This experimental live action / animation film was one of the pioneering computer animation production in Finland. The running time of the film is 11 minutes in 16 mm format.

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