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Death Is A Problem For The Living (Working Title)

Country
Finland, Italy
Project Status
Post-production
Synopsis

The cheapest drivers in the hearse business, gambling addict Risto Kivi and his friend, the 85% brainless man, Arto Niska, have found themselves in a situation where everything has gone wrong, and they are in need of a fresh start. Ultimately Arto, the man without a brain, and Risto, the man without a heart, are forced to gamble with their own lives. Player is a film about addiction, friendship and carrying dead bodies. Stylistically, it is a genre-bending It's Alive trip that will both entertain and shock the audience, helping them understand life's absurdities in even its ugliest shades.

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Directors bio
Teemu Nikki, is a profilic self-educated, award winning filmmaker and son of a pig- farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His latest feature, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic won the Audience Award at Venice Film Festival. Nikki has also directed numerous short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world, and popular tv-series. Nikki’s style is best described as a good willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.
2022 Tuulikki (14 min)
2021 Blind man who didn't want to see Titanic (82 min)
2021 Sekasin/Mental 3 (8 eps)
2021 Mister8 (8 eps)
2020 Nimby (94 min)
2019 All Inclusive (14 min)
2018 Sekasin/Mental 2 (10 eps)
2018 Cleaning woman (16 min)
2017 Euthanizer (83 min)
2016 Sekasin/Mental (10 eps)
2016 The Log (7 min)
2015 Lovemilla (96 min)
2015 Fantasia (10 min)
2014 Tissit (17 min)
2014 #lovemilla3 (20 eps)
2014 #lovemilla 2 (24 eps)
2013 #lovemilla 1 (26 eps)
2012 3 Simoa (86 min)

Producers bio
Jani Pösö, the CEO of It’s Alive Films, is a producer and screenwriter. He has
produced 5 feature films and 3 TV-series, all of them internationally acclaimed. Jani wrote and produced his 1st theatre play in 1996, first short film in 2006 and first feature in 2011 and first book in 2018. He is also behind It’s Alive Films’s multi-remade TV-format Mental. Jani has produced music, theatre and events, and established two advertising agencies and overseen a fashion brand.
2022 Tuulikki (14 min)
2021 Blind man who didn't want to see Titanic (82 min)
2021 Sekasin/Mental 3 (8 eps)
2021 Mister8 (8 eps)
2020 Nimby (94 min)
2019 All Inclusive (14 min)
2018 Sekasin/Mental 2 (10 eps)
2018 Cleaning woman (16 min)
2017 Euthanizer (83 min)
2016 Sekasin/Mental (10 eps)
2016 The Log (7 min)
2015 Lovemilla (96 min)
2015 Fantasia (10 min)
2014 Tissit (17 min)
2014 #lovemilla3 (20 eps)
2014 #lovemilla 2 (24 eps)
2013 #lovemilla 1 (26 eps)
2012 3 Simoa (86 min)

Producion Company bio
It’s Alive Films is a Helsinki-based production company founded by director Teemu Nikki and producer Jani Pösö. All productions are entertaining takes on deadly serious subjects. In addition to The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic, our best-known works are Euthanizer, Finland’s Oscar candidate in 2018, Mental a multi-remade black comedy about mental problems among young people and Canneseries winner Mister8. It’s Alive has produced 17 short films, 5 feature films and 3 TV series.

Original title
Kuolema on elävien ongelma (Työnimi)
Budget
955000 €
Financed
780000 €
Director
Teemu Nikki
Screenwriter
Teemu Nikki
Producer
Jani Pösö
Contact name
Jani Pösö
Contact email
jani@itsalive.fi
Teemu Nikki
Director, Screenwriter
Teemu Nikki

Teemu Nikki (b. 1975)

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