Ritual for the Rainbow (Short Film)

24.6. – 31.8.2024 Film looping along with an installation at Slash-festival, Kaupunkiolohuone in Pori, Finland.
15.8.2024 Suomen Elokuvasäätiö Kino K13.

First screenings was at Tampere Film Festival on March 6th and 8th 2024.

“Ritual for the Rainbow” is a story about four preteens who live outside of society’s safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organizes rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Candy for life! Magic in color!

Project Type: Narrative Short
Genres: Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Magical realism
Runtime: 18 minutes 35 seconds

Director, Cinematographer, Writer, Music: Sami Sänpäkkilä
Starring: Emilia Yli-Pukka, Ilona Malte-Colliard, Seela Minder, Miisa Koivuaho-Sormunen, Ida Sofia Fleming
Art Director: Anne-Mari Musturi
Gaffer: Sara Aaltio
Sound Design: Jaakko Niemelä
Lighting Technician: Elise Peltola
Catering: Pasi Salmi
Co-starring: Elissa Määttänen, Kalevi Suopursu

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