Experimental documentary/installation Pop up Art House 2013
”It’s hard to describe how much you can hate another person”
A young woman gets her life destroyed by her ex-boyfriend.
Director, editor, script: Anna-Sofia Nylund Cinematographer, colour correction: Markus von Knorring Sound: Pontus Nybergh Actor: Julia Korander Interviews: Eva-Maria Koskinen, Anna-Sofia Nylund
2013 Bland Vågorna / Meren Aalloilla
Documentary for Yle.
Youths growing up in children homes and foster care are participating in the Tall Ship Races from Latvia to Poland 2013. Sabine, Leo and Sergej are telling fragments from their life stories, while learning how to become independent on the sailing boat Helena.
Director: Anna-Sofia Nylund Producer: Claes Olsson, Kinoproduction Cinematographer: Johannes Östergård Sound: Ludvig Allén Sound mixing: Joonatan Hietanen Music: Ludvig Allén and Pontus Nybergh Editing: Nina Ijäs
2012 Queen of Splinters
Vem plockar upp skärvor av ett sprucket jag
Director, editor, cinematography: Anna-Sofia Nylund Interviews and script: Eva-Maria Koskinen and Anna-Sofia Nylund Rug dolls: Pauliina Turakka Purhonen Music: Ludvig Allén
”I’ve never been in love with any of the men in my life. I don’t know what love is”. A 66-year-old woman looks back on her life. Trough odd experiences at nightclubs and with strangers in hotel rooms, we see memories take shape. Memories that has left their bearer with no comfort nor safety. The artist Pauliina Turakka Purhonen’s rug dolls illustrate the woman as a five-, thirty- and sixty-year-old.
Artova film festival (Fin) honorable mention, Love and Anarchy (Fin), Arctic heat Nordic film festival (Fin), Tampere Film Festival, national competition (Fin), IndieLisboa 2013, international competition (Por) Art museum: The museum of new art in Pärnu (Est), Pärnu Film Festival (Est) Best experimental documentary, Femina Film Fest, international competition (Brazil), Nordischer Klang (Greifswald, Germany), Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival
Prizes: Artova Film Festival; Honorable mention, Pärnu Film Festival; Best Experimental Documentary
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2011 Man får säga udda/It’s ok to call it odd
Directed by: Anna-Sofia Nylund Produced by: Stefan Gustafsson/Redneck productions/Arcada Cinematography: Stefan Gustafsson Sound design: Ludvig Allén Edited by: Nina Ijäs Music by: Ludvig Allén
Recently a group of people with an alternative lifestyle have moved to the small village Uddebo. The people in the municipality are shocked by the newcomerʼs unorthodox life style. Amongst factories, sport clubs, and robotic lawn mowers itʼs considered a bit odd to make a living of art, gather food from dumpsters and arrange human snail races. On top of that the new arrivals have decided to restore the old ramshackle sewing factory in to a cultural center. But in the end, maybe everyone is a bit odd in the cotton-padded world.
Filmfestivals: Flickerfest (Aus), Artova film festival (Fin), Vera filmfestival (Fin), October filmfest (Fin), the International Video Festival Imperia (Italy), Filjournalen: LIVE (Fin), Ekenäs filmfest (Fin)
Prizes: Flickerfest; Best of Green Flicks Environmental Short, Artova Film Festiva; Prize for Urban Creativity
2010 Stuvade Känslor/Bunny Chop
Runa tries to hide her feelings from Jacob, but it is quite hard…
Runa: Joanna Wingren Jacob: Henrik Heselius Bunny: Sue Lemström Director and script: Anna-Sofia Nylund Producers: Arcada: Emilie Ekholm (Antell) and Anni Kotkamaa Cinematographer: Markus von Knorring Sound design: Ludvig Allén Music: Ludvig Allén Editing: Anna-Sofia NylundFilmfestivals: Artova Film Festival (Fin), Helsinki national film festival (Fin), October filmfest (Fin) Prize: Egil Awards; Best Script
2009 My Joburg State of Mind
Directed by: Anna-Sofia Nylund / Mark Middlewick Produced by: Anni Kotkamaa Cinematography: Barry Buttress Sound design: Sarah Faye de Muynk Edited by: Anna-Sofia Nylund Music by: Barry Buttress, Marilyn Middlewick
Crime is one of the biggest problems of the apartheid-plagued South Africa, and also one of the biggest reasons for leaving the country. Also Mark Middlewick is tired of living among electric fences, bars and alarms in his house in an upper class villa neighbourhood. He yearns to leave abroad, but is the constant state of fear just an illusion, or is life in Johannesburg really as dangerous as it feels inside his own bubble?
Filmfestivals: Kettupäivät (Helsinki national film festival) (Fin), Doc Point (Fin), Artova Film Festival (Fin), October filmfest (Fin)
2009 A Kosovo Fairytale
Produced by: Tapiwa Chipfupa Arcada/Afda/Wits directed by: Anna-Sofia Nylund, Samantha Nell, Mark Middlewick Written by: Samantha Nell, Mark Middlewick Sound design by: Ludvig Allén Music by: Ludvig Allén Edited by: Mark Middlewick Animation: Samantha Nell
A Kosovo Fairytale is a touching message for the little brother, so that he could understand the tough decision his family made – they fled to Finland, but he was left in Kosovo. The skilled animation tells the story of a happy family in the midst of war. Even if Finland is good, the family’s worry for the one left behind does not ease. The film illustrates collective pain and provides an intimate picture of one of Kosovo’s numerous human tragedies
Doc Point 2010
Festivals: 2009: Kettupaivat (national shortfilm festival Fin) 2010: DocPoint (Fin), Tampere Film Festival (Fin) Winner of student prize, Artisokka -Helsinki woman film festival (Fin), Women of the Sun film festival (SA), aye aye film festival (FRA), Artova Film festival (FIN) honor prize, Love and Anarchy (FIN), Doc Leipzig Festival (GER), Con Can movie festival (JAPAN), October filmfest (FIN), 2011: Tempo Festival (SVE), Monstra Festival (POR)
Prize: Tampere Film Festival; Best Student Film, Artova Film Festival; Honorable Mention