Today I have something extremely fresh for you. A Finnish backwood horror mystery titled Kyrsyä – Tuftland. There’s actually not too much to tell yet, except for a few interesting details about the concept and the crew.
(The movie) discusses current topics such as women’s rights, man’s relationship with nature and fellow beings and young people’s difficulty to find their way into the work life.
The story is based on a play written by Neea Viitamäki. Unfortunately, I haven’t seen it, but it has received some fairly positive reviews. However, those are some pretty heavy subjects for a horror movie. Each of them would be enough for a single feature film.
The director of the movie is Roope Olenius, a 2013 graduate from the New York Film Academy, who is best known for his acting role in the horror comedy Bunny the Killer Thing.
Still no feature directing projects under his belt, Olenius is now attached to at least two. He is also working on a British-Finnish co-production called Alaina Koski, set to be filmed this year.
Another name worth mentioning here is the young and promising actress Veera W. Vilo, who also appeared in Bunny the Killer Thing. On top of that, she is credited as a writer on Alaina Koski.
All in all, this is an interesting project from young and fresh filmmakers. Kyrsyä – Tuftland will be produced by Bright Fame Pictures in association with Tapahtumatuotanto Kolmas Pyörä and Hiski Show. The film is set to be released in 2017.