First screenings of the short film Ritual for the Rainbow at Tampere Film Festival on March 6th and 8th. Buy tickets from here: https://tamperefilmfestival.fi/ohjelmisto/kotimainen-kilpailu-8-lyhyet/ “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 […]
Blackmagic Pocket 4K
Directed by Minja Koski & Sami Sänpäkkilä Cinematography and editing: Sami Sänpäkkilä Script and production: Koski Minja Lighting: Simo Saukkola, Markus Karekallas, Noora Vilamaa, Seppo Niskanen Performers: Minja, Annika Hartikka, Meri-Tuuli Risberg, Mikael Saari, Esa-Matti Smolander, Markus Karekallas, Aleksi Kaufmann, Miikka Ahlman, Simo Saukkola, Seppo Niskanen, Elma Luukkonen, Maria Nissi, Saija Kivikangas, Sirpa Niskanen, Väinö […]
Paavoharju kastoin sulkaa kuulla live concert consists mainly of songs from the first Yhä hämärää and the second Laulu laakson kukista albums released on Fonal Records. The video was filmed at the bands final concert at G Livelab in Tampere, Finland on 12th of March 2020. Camera, edit: Sami Sänpäkkilä Background video: Emma Ainala & Lauri Ainala […]
Tamara Luonto Neiti B Directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä & Kalevi Suopursu Assistant director: Iiris Tuononen VHS-whisperer: Kalevi Suopursu Script: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Kalevi Suopursu, Bändi Cinematography: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Iiris Tuononen Editor: Sami Sänpäkkilä Actors: “Veikko-Matti” Siltanen, Kalevi Suopursu, Sini Suvanto Set and decorations: Kalevi Suopursu, Sini Suvanto Gaffer: Sami Sänpäkkilä, Iiris Tuononen Runner: Sini Suvanto Thank […]
Director, Cinematographer, Editor: Sami Sänpäkkilä Actor: Elissa Määttänen Sound Design: Samuli Ala-Lahti Visual Effects: Troll Painting: Inka Hannula & Teemu Raudaskoski tamperefilmfestival.fi
The new Litku Klemetti album Kukkia muovipussissa will be released in March 2021. Litku Klemetti: Tour De France is the second single from the upcoming album. Sanna approached me with the script for the video in October 2020 and we were set out to shoot in December but had to cancel at the last minute […]
I envisioned this video back when the Hong Kong riots started in 2019. At first it was to become a music video, then a political art film, but when Tampere Film Festival commissioned a festival trailer from me I told them that I might already have something suitable. I scavenged the riot costume from flea […]
Tommi Liimatta is a comic book artist, a writer and a musician. He has many bands including Absoluuttinen Nollapiste, Herttomiehet and a solo project that he releases an album with once in a decade. Tommi has just released a new book in his biographical series.
Lau Nau Live Concert Film in the Orchard A Lau Nau live performance commissioned by frameless series Munich. Recorded live in Westers October 17th 2020. Directed and cinematographed by Sami Sänpäkkilä Music by Lau Nau Assistant Toni Laakso Thank you Westers Garden fonal.com launau.com frameless-muenchen.de
Ninni Luhtasaari is a primitive entertainer in music and visual arts. Luhtasaari is known from bands such as Ninni Forever Band, Maria ja Marsialaiset, Risto and Jari Raaste.
Amuri: Masa music video is directed by Kalevi Suopursu and Sami Sänpäkkilä. It was filmed in the legendary Salhojankadun Pub.
Eleanoora Rosenholm’s Moskova metro music video has been in the making for well over a year. I made the first draft of the script already in March 2019 and we had the final script writing session with Mika Rättö in early November 2019.
Pentti Järvelin is a skateboarder, a comic book artist, a Youtuber and a lot of other things. After living in Helsinki for 11 years he moved to Oulu. I visited him after he had lived there a few months to film him skating.
When I first received the track Keijukaisvalssi I had a hard time figuring out how to circumvent a literal approach. We met with Sanna and Pekka from Litku Klemetti and Sanna explained the backstory that she had for the new upcoming album titled “Ding ding dong”. The album tells the story of Hullu-Sanna (trl. Crazy […]
The artist M (or Ämmä amongst friends) is adventurous enough to go along with my crazy ideas. Minja Koski originally asked if I wanted to be the cinematographer for the music video for Jos tulen takaisin. But as the shooting deadline approached and we didn’t have a clear plan I started to propose ideas that eventually took over. Basically I hijacked the song.
The release of the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K’s was highly anticipated. Blackmagic announced the camera in April 2018 and I got mine exactly a year later in April 2019. I still use it as my main camera in 2023 and I believe it’s still the best bang for you buck in it’s class! This […]
Music video for Pelle Romantika & Kuolema-Duo that combines the doom like drones of Kuolema-Duo and spoken word poetry of Pelle Romantika.