Alli Haapasalo’s Girl Picture in cinemas Spring 2022! Here’s the first glimpse of this beautiful feature film:
Yellow Sulphur Sky based on a novel written by Kjell Westö, directed by Claes Olsson, now in cinemas in Finland!
UPCOMING WORKSHOPS: I run workshops, lectures and seminars online and in person. Contact me via email if you wanted to know more and/or book a chat with me. All workshops and lectures are specifically tailored to meet your individual or company needs and goals.
2-day Intimacy in Film & TV Workshop: ARRANGED ON DEMAND – Please be in touch!
Intimate scenes are often challenging for both cast and crew. Similarly to a physically violent scene which can cause external damage if not handled properly, an intimate scene can cause internal damage that is not visible to the eye. Therefore, it is important that cast and crew who are working with an intimate scene are equipped with a technique that supports open communication, transparency and consent.
During the workshop the participants will have a unique opportunity to explore new tools for their work in film, TV and theatre both through the guidelines and practical exercises.
- There will be no nakedness or nudity in this workshop
- Please bring copy of the text, notebook and pens, yoga mat and water
- Please wear clothes in which you can easily move in
COURSE DURATION: 10am – 5pm (please arrive by 9.45am for a 10am start)
Tove is now in cinemas in Finland!
“The scenes in which Tove bares it all, connecting with a loved one, are captured in the most tasteful and romantic way by Bergroth. Instead of showing what goes on in these most private events, she chooses to avoid unnecessary clichés and rather goes for the build-up, which is just as intimate. ‘Tove‘ is in ways comparable to Todd Haynes’ 2015 drama ‘Carol‘. The same sense of desire finds a balance with Bergroth’s own vision.” (Tove directed by Zaida Bergroth, produced by helsinki-filmi Oy/ IntoScreens 09/09/20)
“There is a noted dedication to showing the physicality of their love, with hands pawing at backs when they don’t yet want to part, sleepily toying with a lover’s bangs in the morning, and untying the straps of a dress, that makes their love feel tactile. The frequent scenes of intimacy never feel made for male consumption, with unobtrusive ways to avoid nudity, and body hair, that only serves as further evidence to call Tove an example of the female gaze.” (Tove/ Cinema Etc. 09/2020)
I’m excited to take part in PRESENT: Choreographing Intimacy – Trust and Boundaries in Acting on Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 5PM with fantastic colleagues!
The Finnish Film Foundation has published Intimacy guidelines for audiovisual productions in October 2020. I’m excited to have been consulted on these here.
I’m thrilled to have been invited to the Finnish Film Affair as part of Helsinki International Film Festival (HIFF) to discuss Choreographing Intimacy & Initiating Change. You can find details here.