Monsterman

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    Monsterman

    Monsterimies

    Directed by

    Norway, Sweden, Finland

    2014

    85 min

    • English
    • Finnish

    Documentary

    DOXA Vancouver

    Tomi Putansuu is an elusive heavy metal star, who hides his true identity behind an elaborate monster mask and alter ego, Mr. Lordi. In 2006 his band Lordi took part in the Eurovision Song Contest and won. At the same time this was a great victory but also a great sacrifice for Tomi; he had to yield to an alien set of values. Consequently he relinquished his creativity but gained a vast audience, something that he had always wanted since he was a boy. As the band starts to record their new album, Tomi strives to regain his creativity. But will the band stick together and keep on rocking?

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Tomi Putansuu
    Mr. Lordi
    Screenplay
    Antti Haase
    Cinematography
    Marita Hällfors
    Antti Haase
    Production
    ILLUME OY
    Antti Haase

    Antti Haase

    Finland

    Antti Haase, born in 1972, is a Finnish director and a script writer who lives in Tornio. He holds a MA from Australian Film and Television School. He is known for directing feature documentaries, and his work has also brought him a Film Australia Documentary Award.