Behind the Curtain
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    Behind the Curtain

    Verhon Takaa

    Directed by

    Finland

    2013

    7 min

    • Finnish

    Drama, Short

    It is a school audition in the 80's. Mikko is a bad singer, but he has been rehearsing a lot. Especially performing in front of an audience is not easy. Could singing be easier behind a curtain?

    Awards

    • Youth Jury Diploma of Merit - Tampere FF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Valtteri Koivumies
    Olavi Niemi
    Pekka Huotari
    Screenplay
    Teemu Nikki
    Cinematography
    Jyrki Arnikari
    Editing
    Kerttu Jaatinen
    Teemu Nikki
    Music
    Janne Huttunen
    Production
    IT'S ALIVE PRODUCTIONS
    Teemu Nikki

    Teemu Nikki

    Finland

    Most of my movies have started from a need to explore something that interests or bothers me. Usually, it turns into a dark comedy with a heart. As a genre film lover, I try to keep the audience on their toes. You'll never know what happens next.

    Teemu Nikki (born in 1975) is a prolific self-educated, award-winning filmmaker and son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His feature, EUTHANIZER (2018), was a festival success and Finland’s official Oscar entry film for The Academy Awards in 2019. 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. He owns a production company It’s Alive Films together with producer Jani Pösö. His latest film is THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC (2021), selected and awarded at Venice IFF.

    Selected Filmography