Dionysos Films

Coming Soon / In Development

TATU AND PATU

Genre: Family Film / Live Action

Status: In post-production

Premiere: October 2016

Directed by: Rike Jokela

Written by: Aino Havukainen

Cast: Antti Holma, Riku Nieminen, Eedit Patrakka, Sulevi Peltola, Pirjo Lonka, Mari Lehtonen

Produced by: Riina Hyytiä, Max Malka

Tatu and Patu is a comedy based on the best selling Finnish children’s book series. Tatu and Patu are clever brothers form Odsville, where things are usually done a bit differently. In the movie, Tatu and Patu are invited to the big city to experience the Christmas time with their best friend, Veera.

Things get complicated when Veera is late from the railway station and the boys enter the city on their own. What follows is an adventure full of nutty incidents, as the friends try to find each other!

 

LIVING WITH MY EX

Length: 12x42min

Genre: Drama-comedy TV Series

Status: In production

Directed by: Johanna Vuoksenmaa

Written by: Johanna Vuoksenmaa, Juulia Unhola and Aleksi Delikouras

Cast: Miia Nuutila, Mikko Nousiainen, Anna-Leena Sipilä, Jarkko Pajunen, Essi Hellén, Samuli Niittymäki, Jonna Järnefelt, Pertti Sveholm, Mervi Takatalo, Jussi Puhakka

Produced by: Riina Hyytiä, Leena Mäenpää-Bentley

“Living With My Ex” is a warm, comical and very current drama-comedy series about five recently divorced families living in the same apartment building, designed especially for them. The beautiful idea of “divorce homes” is that the parents can have their own privacy and a chance for a new life but can still live with the kids. In reality it shows what happens when people try to deny their primitive emotions and pretend to be rational and modern parents.

We’re following the lives of five families and how their stories intertwine since they are living in one apartment building. The youngest ones are in their late 20’s and the oldest ones in their 50’s. Despite different ages and backgrounds they all hope for love and a better future. As the building is designed for divorced families we have 10 adults sharing the same life situation. It has many benefits. Support and understanding, help with the kids and a chance to meet new people.

 

DEADWIND

Original title: Karppi

Length: 12x50min

Genre: Nordic Crime TV Series

Status: In development

Directed by: Rike Jokela

Written by: Rike Jokela, Kirsi Porkka, Jari-Olavi Rantala

Produced by: Riina Hyytiä and Jojo Uimonen

Deadwind is a highly thrilling and emotional Nordic crime drama series mixing crime investigation and personal drama of the main character Sofia Karppi, a female detective in her 40’s who has just lost her husband and is left alone with two children to take care of. As any single parent she is struggling to find time for both work and family and she is still mourning the loss of her husband.

Finnish construction company Tempo is planning a borough in Helsinki, which generates its own energy with a private wind turbine park. Things get complicated when a woman’s body is found underneath the construction site. This becomes Sofia Karppi’s first case, and it will have major impact on her own life, as well as on the very high levels of society.

The murder investigation will make Karppi and her snobbish new partner questions environmental politics, corruption and personal secrets but most of all it will make Karppi take risks she shouldn’t take. But she does because she feels more and more close and connected to the murdered young woman and her family.

 

DETECTIVE’S DAUGHTER

Original title: Etsivän tytär

Genre: Family Live Action Feature

Status: In development

Directed by: Jappe Päivinen

Written by: Max Malka

Produced by: Riina Hyytiä, Max Malka

LUNA (12) is the clever daughter of two police detectives. After her father is killed by a master thief Orson, Luna decides to stop speaking. While her mother’s obsessed with catching Orson, Luna is left with her best friend Justus, the cat, and is home-schooled by the lovely FIONA.

One night Luna follows her cat out on his nightly strolls and discovers the cat’s second owner, NIKO. He’s a good-hearted burglar, who uses his amazing free-climbing skills to his advantage. When Luna finds out that Orson is close and her mother’s in danger, an adventure unravels on the snowy rooftops.

Luna has to befriend Niko, and find her lost voice to stop the crime of the century and save her mother. Detective’s Daughter is a live action film inspired by the Oscar nominated feature animation Cat in Paris.

 

VIRTUAL WARRIOR

Original title:  Virtuaalisoturi

Genre: Youth drama-comedy feature film

Status: In development

Directed by: Aleksi Delikouras

Written by: Aleksi Delikouras

Produced by: Max Malka, Riina Hyytiä

A humorous film about a 20-year old gamer DragonSlayer666, who’s mum destroys his computer. He wants to be a professional player and to realise his dream, he’s forced to step out of his room, face the real world and learn the meaning of friendship and team work. The film is based on a popular and award-winning novel series, also written by Delikouras.