“I thought I had made myself clear. There’s no cure for this.”

-Matti


Starring 

Also starring are Seppo-Ilmari Siitonen, Tommi Korpela, Minka Kuustonen, Rainer Kaunisto, Maruska Verona, Jon-Jon Geitel, Jarkko Niemi and Ina Mikkola.

The Crew 

Pictured from top left: make-up artist Anniina Sipola, dop Markus Tynskä, sound recordist Aleksi Tegel, director Arttu Haglund, actor Panu Tuomikko.


Production 

Based on an acclaimed short story of the same title by writer Avi Heikkinen, Gone is the first feature film of both the director Arttu Haglund and the production company Amazement. As an exceptionally ambitious Finnish independent project, footage was filmed on six continents and the cast and crew actually visiting the United States, Tenerife and Estonia. The film was finally completed in March 2019. After festival tour the film will have its Finnish theatrical premiere in autumn.

Status quo 1st Mar 2019:

Screenplay
100%

Pre-production
100%

Production
100%

Post production
100%

Shot gradually during a period of many years, this slowly advancing production enabled us to break the standard pattern of proceeding brutally from script to production to post production. The different parts of production have mixed seamlessly with each other in an intriguing way. This is rather fitting, as the events of the film also take place in two years’ time.


“Even when you’re here, I feel like you’re just about to leave.”

-Teija

Media 

Below you will find material intended for press/festivals/reviews. (C) Still photos: Arttu Haglund, crew picture: Jarno Kuusinen, photo of director: Susan Korpi.


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    The protagonist of the film, Matti (Panu Tuomikko) feels trapped in life.

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    Matti’s (Panu Tuomikko) inexplicable predicament takes him all over the world.

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    Matti’s wife Teija (Eeva Putro) is having difficulties to make ends meet.

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    All Matti’s daughter Emma (Julia Hemmilä) wants is for her dad to come back home. And stay home.

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    Cast and crew at the first private screening of the film.

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    Director of the film, Arttu Haglund.

Any inquiries? Please contact the director Arttu Haglund: arttu.haglund [at] amazement.fi.


“Did dad leave already?”

-Emma

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