Finland | 2018 | DCP | Color | 90 min | Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 20:15 HRS | 91 MIN
THURSDAY 3 | UNIVERSIDAD DE LA COMUNICACIÓN PATIO UC (Outdoor projection) | 20:00HRS | 91 MIN
Director: Jukka Vidgren & Juuso Laatio
Screenplay: Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen & Jari Olavi Ranta
Producer: Kai Nordberg & Kaarle Aho
Cinematography: Harri Räty
Editing: Kimmo Taavila
Sound: Panu Riikonen
Music: Lauri Porra
Production Company: Making Movies Ltd.
Cast: Johannes Holopainen, Minka Kuustonen & Ville Tiihonen
A young man is trying to overcome his fears by leading the most unknown heavy
metal band in Finland, Impaled Rektum, to the hottest metal festival of Norway. The journey includes heavy metal, grave robbing, Viking heaven and an armed conflict between Finland and Norway.
Vidgren started his work as a commercial director in early the 2000s. Since then he has been working with music videos and short films. Notable short films have been Dr. Professor’s Thesis of Evil which was selected for several international festivals and was part of the opening night at LA Short Fest. Heavy Trip is Vigren’s debut feature film.
Laatio has worked on commercials and music videos for almost fifteen years. He is known for creating visually stunning acclaimed artwork and visuals, in both video and photography. A lover of music, beautiful pictures and ridiculous comedies, he finally got to combine his passions in his debut feature film Heavy Trip.
Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantastic de Catalunya- Midnight X-Treme, 2018, Spain.
Belfast Film Festival, 2018, Irlanda.
Fantastia Film Festival, 2018, Canada.