Production: YLE [Finland] Broadcasted: Jun 21, 2019 Language: Finnish Genre: Drama, Horror, Comedy Duration: 5 x 11 minutes
Director: Toni Kamula Producer: Pekka Savolainen Script: Anni Rajamäki Dramaturgy: Antti Lehtinen
Casting: Anssi Niemi, Miiko Toiviainen, Juha Pulli, Annika Aapalahti, Tiina Pirhonen, Eero Ojala, Jussi Puhakka, Anne-Mari Alaspää
SYNOPSIS Riivatut sydämet (Bewitched Hearts) is an audio drama which was aired and recorded live on real locations from Turku, Finland.
Armas is sure that Midsummer Night will be the most beautiful and memorable of his life. Everything is carefully planned - he is about to execute a traditional midsummer magic spell, which transforms one-sided love into a romance which is greater than life.
But the hidden powers of magic are bigger than one could think, and something goes horribly wrong.
The summer night of dreams turns into a hellish struggle for survival.
Production: YLE [Finland] Broadcasted: June 22th, 2018 Language: Finnish Genre: Drama, Horror, Comedy Duration: 5 x 11 minutes
Director: Toni Kamula Producer: Pekka Savolainen Script: Marika Vapaavuori Dramaturgy: Antti Lehtinen
Casting: Ella Mettänen, Ilkka Heiskanen, Aliisa Pulkkinen, Pekka Savolainen, Antti Tiensuu, Pia Piltz, Pihla Pohjolainen, Jaakko Ohtonen, Riikka Papunen, David Kozma, Tommi Raitolehto, Marko Keskitalo, Toni Kamula
SYNOPSIS Silloin en ole yksin (Then I won’t be alone) is an audio drama which was aired and recorded live on real locations from Tampere, Finland.
A story about a young woman Emma who we follow on a midsummer night in downtown and Lake Näsijärvi.
Emma’s grandmother Aino lives in a rest home. Emma hasn’t seen her for a long long time. Emma gets a revelation and understands that she wants share midsummer evening with Aino, so she decides to “kidnap” her grandmother for a midsummer adventure.
Production: YLE [Finland] Broadcasted: 1.7.2017 Language: Finnish Genre: Drama, Comedy Duration: 5 x 10 minutes Dramaturgy: Antti Lehtinen
Directors: Toni Kamula, Maria K. Mononen Producer: Pekka Savolainen, Sari-Anne Nahkuri Concept: Juha Rosma Scripts: Eira Virekoski, Ilja Lehtinen, Juho Keränen, Marie Kajava ja Susanna Airaksinen.
Casting: Anssi Niemi, Heidi Krohn, Jussi Järvinen, Marjaana Maijala, Paavo Kinnunen, Petja Lähde, Rauno Ahonen, Ronja Kuoppamäki, Saija Lentonen, Sami Kukka, Satu Tuuli Karhu, Teijo Eloranta ja Åsa Nybo.
SYNOPSIS Toivon yö (The Night of Hope) is a concept created by Juha Rosma for YLE Radio Drama, where the idea was to take radio drama out from the studios to the streets of Helsinki.
Directors Toni Kamula ja Maria K. Mononen accepted the challenge with two sound designers and thirteen actors. What will happen when five 10-12 minutes long independent stories are being performed and broadcasted live from different locations in Helsinki at the same summer night ?
Production: S16 & Nordisk Film & Frifthjof Film [Denmark] Language: Danish Genre: Drama Duration: 21′
Director: Toni Kamula Producer: Mille Bjørke Screenplay: Toni Kamula, Laura Madsen Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi Sound Design: Ville Katajala, Vili Laitinen Production Design: Eva Lendorph Composer: Janne Hast
Casting: Simone Lykke, Anne Reumert, Mira Zein, Anna Olander
SYNOPSIS Søstre (Sisters) is a story about Ida and Emily, siblings in their thirties, who reunite in their childhood home after the death of their father. They haven’t seen each other for a while and it quickly becomes clear that these sisters have always been very different and still are. Ida’s small children are forced to take part to the complex world of the adults as the unsolved tensions from the past take over.
“Strong performances from the leads are central to this finely crafted drama that hits many resonant points about long-fractured relationships.” – VIFF 2017
“It’s a dark but impressive short film which really shows despite issues, there’s still some love somewhere, even if it doesn’t always show.” – Nick Wangersky / Hollywood North Magazine
FESTIVALS 2018 Sharm El Sheikh Film Festival (EG) 2017 World Premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival (SWE) 2017 Palm Springs International Shortfest (USA) 2017 Helsinki International Short Film Festival: Love & Anarchy (FIN) 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival (CAN)
Production: S16, Nordisk Film, Fridthjof Film [Denmark) Language: Danish Genre: Drama Duration: 21′
Director: Toni Kamula Producer: Mille Bjørke Screenplay:Gitte van Le Cinematography: Andrew Grant-Christensen Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi Sound Design: Ville Katajala, Vili Laitinen
Casting: Henrik Birch, Mads Hjulmand, Özlem Saglanmak
SYNOPSIS Here are three lives governed by power and chance. Each human interaction is defined by a balance of control, and dominance shifts from one person to the next depending on the setting. In the aftermath of an economic crisis, moral dilemmas abound.
The film portrays decisive moments in the lives of three characters. Even though the characters are related, their values and goals in life will separate them even more than before.
The violating business man Alexander struggles with his own soldier background and has become an addict to medicine to calm his anxiety towards life. Meryem is a respected doctor who tries to figure out her place between her new and old country, and Jonas is striving for success which has consequences for his marriage.
The story about Alexander, Meryem and Jonas depicts split seconds of a modern, changing society that is in crisis - individually and globally.
SYNOPSIS Mats is a driver for a Swedish afrobeat band but hasn’t been able to witness any of the performances – thanks to his his everlasting blue mood. During the last night of the tour he finally decides to join the party.
FESTIVALS 2014 Copenhagen PIX International Film Festival (DK) 2014 Odense International Short Film Festival (DK) 2014 Helsinki Short Film Festival (FIN)
Production: Scenes Oy [FINLAND] Language: Swedish Genre: Drama / Educational Duration: 18′
Director: Toni Kamula Screenplay: Toni Kamula, Juha Lehtola Producer: Juha Lehtola
Casting: Aaro Wichmann, Dick Idmann, Marika Parkkomäki, Kaisa Lundan, Anton Söderholm, Viking Winquist, Janina Lund, Ida Korsström, Jenny Langenskiöld, Leonard Jonsson
SYNOPSIS The film describes the teacher’s frustration and attempts to get pupils attention. With Socrates help, he changes his attitude from trying to gain control. He introduces thoughts about man, contributing to self-awareness and the sense of shared responsibility for creating work comfort and motivation in the class.
The film’s idea is also to reflect on the purpose of the school. Is it to shape children into working life resources or to help them grow as fellow human beings? Do you prefer competition and individualism in favor of community and solidarity?
The film can be seen by teachers and other school staff to reflect on the insights it awakens with each one. It can also be shown to students. One tip is not to answer yourself to the students’ questions, but instead ask; what do you think about it yourself?
The film can be used as a discussion material in various subjects such as Swedish or other languages, social orientation or psychology.
Piece of Portugal in My Heart 
Production: Toni Kamula [Finland] Language: Finnish Genre: Drama Duration: 10′
Film by: Toni Kamula Cinematography: Olli Koivula
Casting: Samuli Niittymäki, Anna Paavilainen
SYNOPSIS Sami and Noora, backpackers and fresh holiday lovers, have just returned from a long trip back to Finland. What will happen to the symbiosis which was born under the Portugese sun in the chilly Finnish autumn night?