Toni Air is a celebrated comedy short about Toni, who dreams of being a pilot, but has been rejected by the Air Force because he is too tall and ridiculously nearsighted.

MAKING OF

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.

 

ETHOS

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!

 

CAST&CREW

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.

 

CONTACT

Send us a shoutout and we'll receive it with a smile and share it with the crew. Or invite the film to a festival or other screening, and we'll be happy to deliver.

   

Best,

Tero Peltoniemi

ABOUT

CREDITS

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

  

THANKS

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

PRODUCTION

 

DISTRIBUTION

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SYNOPSIS

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.

  

TECHNICAL SPECS

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

 

TRIVIA

-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.

SOCIAL MEDIA

Follow Toni’s journey through film festivals and keep track of other fun stuff from us.

 

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a lot to us!

 

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