As with any film, it wasn’t easy pulling this one off, but we did. Here’s a fun look at what it sometimes looks like to shoot a short action comedy. Silly, fun - like this site.
Toni Air is a narrative short film, but the ideas which Toni’s heroic endeavor embodies,
rocket way beyond just that.
Through his unorthodox actions, Toni represents youth, perseverance and fearlessness, whereas flying stands for freedom, exploration and broadening of perspective through discovery.
YET, VISION SEEMS TO ALWAYS SUGGEST CARE FOR TRUTH AND HUMILITY.
DRIVE. TENACITY. VISION. =
Audience members have been asking for the Toni Air speedo tights. We have promised to deliver. Here they are, available for pre-order.
And while we were at it, we decided to throw in a coupla pieces of Toni gear you could wear for your everyday heroic moments.
To celebrate the launch, we'll also offer a FREE digital download of the film with every order!
Toni Air hasn't and won't bring its cast and crew money and fame, as no short fiction does. Yet, they will continue to delight their audiences and colleagues.
WRITTEN, DIRECTER, PHOTOGRAPHED, EDITED & PRODUCED BY TERO PELTONIEMI
CAST [APPEARANCE] TONI LUOMA-NIRVA, ANTON JOKIKUNNAS & JUHA MÄKINEN
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TEEMU LEPPÄNEN & EMMA LUMME VFX TONI LUOMA-NIRVA ASSISTANT & MAKING OF CAMERA JENNI HOLOPAINEN SEAMSTRESS AINO HIRVILAMMI SPECIAL EFFECTS MAKEUP JONNA HÄRKÄNEN STORYBOARD ARTIST JANNE IIVONEN
MUSIC RIDE OF THE VALKYRIES [FROM THE RING CYCLE] BY RICHARD WAGNER
GRAPHIC DESIGNER, PREVISUALISATION, PROPS & WARDROBE, WEBSITE TERO PELTONIEMI
ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS SAMEER KHAN & SONJA LÖNNQVIST PRODUCTION CINEMA BIJOU
JULIAN STÖVER, JERE KORPPOO, ARI SIREENI, FINAVIA, MARTIN JÄGER, VARUSTELEKA,
KORUMAA, VESA KUOSMANEN, ANTTI KANKAINEN, MARINEKAUPPA, JUHA JOKINEN, SAMY KRAMER,
KINOS CINE RENTALS, ANTTI SAVOLAINEN, ARI SAVONEN, JOUNI KORTESATO, ELEINOR, ORPOLA,
TIMO PELTONIEMI, MORITZ SCHNEIDER, SARI VOLANEN, OTTO SUURONEN, SES, JING HAASE, SONJA HUTTUNEN, CATHERINE COLAS, THOM PALMEN, TRIKKIELOKUVA OSK HELSINKI, MIA MARIA SANTALA
Allegorical action comedy about Toni, who dreams of becoming a pilot in the air force. His application has been rejected because of his height and near-sightedness. Toni will not
give up, but performs a stunning and unique demonstration at the air force base.
RUNTIME 3 MIN 10 SEC
ASPECT RATIO 2.37 : 1
CAMERA RED EPIC DRAGON
PRINTED FILM FORMAT DCP [DIGITAL CINEMA PACKAGE]
PRODUCTION COUNTRY FINLAND
RELEASE DATE 7 JUNE 2017
-Filming location Helsinki-Malmi Airport is listed among ‘The 7 Most Endangered’ heritage
sites in Europe in 2016 by Europa Nostra and the European Investment Bank Institute. However, the City of Helsinki’s General Plan proposes to fill the airport with apartment
blocks to be constructed in the early 2020's.
-A full previsualisation had been produced, final poster designed, and the film had
been ready to shoot for five years prior to filming. As the production could not secure
proper funding, all work was eventually executed pro-bono.
-The story was written with comic talent Toni Luoma-Nirva in mind for lead role.