My name is Miro Laiho and I'm the writer and director of the 30-minute short film "8". It is a thesis work of four students (director, film editor, director of photography and visual effects supervisor) in Tampere University of Applied Sciences' School of Art and Media. It will be a business card for all the crew involved before jumping into the professional world and thus a very important film for all of us.
My dream is also to raise the awareness of Finnish genre film on an international level, because I think that we Finns have the potential to create not only the everyday drama or comedy films, but something more out of our crazy imagination.
You can see my previous short films from these Youtube - links:
(made in 48 hours, was nominated for best cinematography and sound design / music in the Uneton 48 short film competition)
(my directorial debut, winner of best short film's award in Iik! Horror Film Festival of 2009.)
The official website of "8" shows you the pre-production work we've done during the past few months in the form of an interactive teaser trailer, concept art, pre-production making of - videos, production stills and much more.
Also, join the Facebook community by liking the Facebook Page of "8."
"8" will be an audio-visually powerful film. It merges dark drama to psychological horror reaching surreal levels. The film is a mix of Inception, David Lynch and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. It has a professional Finnish cast, including Antti Launonen, Pekka Laiho and Salla Juntunen.
In addition to different DVD, soundtrack CD and advertising packages, you have a chance to participate in the shooting, party like crazy with us and even act in the film! View our perks for more details!
Please spread the word by sharing this link! Let's kick some genre ass and make an awesome horror film!
- Miro Laiho
Director of "8"