Magazine article Screen International

Finns Pact for US Alliance

Magazine article Screen International

Finns Pact for US Alliance

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Helsinki-based Bronson Club and New York-based Uncorked Productions have started a new collaboration, Start To Finnish, to develop English-language international projects for six top Finnish directors.

The directors collaborating in the new venture are AJ Annila, Zaida Bergroth, Antti J. Jokinen, Dome Karukoski, Aku Louhimies and Samuli Valkama.

The first project coming through the pipeline is Annila's What We Were, the prequel to cannibal hit We Are What We Are.

The producers, Jesse Fryckman of Bronson and Andrew D. Corkin of Uncorked, will seek financing from both the US and the Nordic region.

"It's great to work in interaction with fellow countrymen and colleagues that I respect and admire. With the US market we are not competitors, we are just aiming to enhance Finnish filmmaking," said Karukoski. …

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