New LORDI Documentary In The Works
Finnish production company Illume Oy has acquired exclusive rights to
make a film about the Eurovision-winning heavy metal monsters LORDI.
film follows the band and it's leading man Tomi Putaansuu
Lordi), behind the scenes for the first time. It will include new
archive material from Tomi Putaansuu's childhood and from the very birth
of the band twenty years ago.
The international project's premiere is planned for spring 2014.
Filming has taken place in Finland and elsewhere in Europe as well as in
the US. Development support has come from Finnish funders and also from
the MEDIA programme of the European Union.
The Director, Antti Haase, is an award winner, for example Film
Australia Documentary Award and Luleå Art Bienniale. Producers for
Illume Oy are Venla Hellstedt and Jouko Aaltonen.
Director Antti Haase says: "When we were children Tomi was the one
and only friend who passionately wanted to be a monster. I believe that
Lordi's story will appeal to everyone who refuses to give up their
dreams, despite the greatest obstacles."Mr. Lordi
says: "We wanted to lift the curtain on the band's image
at long last and enlighten the reality behind the masks and the
costumes, that is sometimes not so glamorous. Never before have we let
cameras in to follow our life so closely. Antti is the best Director for
this film, because he knows where the band and I spring from. Our
childhood homes are just a few hundred meters apart in Rovaniemi,
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