PRODUCTIONS

PRODUCTIONS

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Hormones!

Season 1 in production

Hormonit!

Genre: Drama Comedy
Duration: 8 x 45′
Production Year: 2022
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Leena Mäenpää-Bentley
Distributed by Yle

Is there life after menopause?

Hormones! is a drama-comedy about life after puberty, perpetual parenting, and the opportunities medicine can offer to improve the quality of life.

Soulmates

Season 1

Kaverikirja

Genre: Young Adult Drama Series
Duration: 10 x 22’ (Season 1)
Production Year: 2022
Written by Marjo Airisniemi & Juulia Unhola
Directed by Jojo Erholtz
Produced by Dionysos Films / Nina Laurio
Broadcaster: CMore & MTV

Soulmates is an obliquely warm drama about a group of friends from different backgrounds. Once teenage besties Saima and Alina meet by chance after years. Life has taken them down different paths. However, there is still something inexplicable about their past connection. Saima has just moved from the north to start her first job in her field, only to realize that the job is not exactly what she had thought. Alina breaks up after a long relationship but has to stay as a roommate with her ex, who is part of the group. When Saima joins Alina’s group of friends, the newcomer re-introduces the group’s patterns, and Alina is no longer the center of the group. It causes tensions between Saima and Alina, and they have to consider whether they are friends anymore.

Roomies

Season 1

Season 2 in production

Kämppikset

Genre: Comedy / Drama
Duration: 10 x 43′
Production Year: 2021
Written by Kaisa Kuikkaniemi & Marika Kuortti 
Directed by Marika Kuortti
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Leena Mäenpää-Bentley
Broadcaster: CMore, MTV
World Sales: Keshet

Roomies is a colorful new Finnish comedy series that tells of two generations sharing a house. Seniors and juniors live under the same roof in an old mansion. You’ll see a hilarious story where age might be a divisive factor but the characters may be going through a similar stage in life. The characters are of different generations with different life experiences, but that creates a story full of humor and emotion that will have you hooked, a story where the roommates are not afraid of doing something new and different.

70 Is Just a Number

70 on vain numero

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Duration: Feature film, 100 min
Production Year: 2020
Released in autumn of 2021
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Nina Laurio
Distributed by Nordisk Film

Seija Kuula is a superstar singer and an ageless goddess with a career spanning decades and decades.

Problems start to arise when Seija falls in love with a younger guy and everybody around her seem to suffer from a bad case of baby fever. Seija orchestrates a masterplan to make everyone happy only to realize that one can not play with love.

70 Is Just a Number is a warm and humorous coming-of-age story – at 70.

Marja Packalén won the prestigious award for the best actress in supporting role at the ”Finnish Oscars” – Jussi gala – in her role as Mirre.

Deadwind

Seasons 1, 2, 3.

Season 2 now on Netflix!

Karppi

Genre: Crime Drama Series
Duration: season 1 12 x 45’, season 2 8 x 45′, season 3 8 x 45′
Production Year: 2016 / 2017 / 2020
Written by Rike Jokela, Jari Olavi Rantala, Kirsi Porkka
Directed by Rike Jokela
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Jojo Uimonen & Pauliina Ståhlberg
Co-produced by H&V Entertainment / Britta Meyermann & Mischa Hofmann
Broadcaster: Yle and Netflix
World Sales: About Premium Content

Deadwind is a highly thrilling and emotional crime drama series mixing murder investigation with the personal lives of the two homocide detectives, Karppi and Nurmi. In the first season Detective Sofia Karppi has recently lost her husband and is left alone with two children to take care of. Pihla Viitala won Best Actress at the Finnish Golden Venla Gala 2019 (Finland´s Emmys) for her depiction of the lead role. 

All three seasons have been very successful and are distributed in Finland by YLE. Season 1 and 2 have been distributed globally by Netflix and season 3 will be there later.

Aurora

Aurora

Genre: Romantic Comedy / Drama
Duration: 105 min
Production Year: 2019
Written and Directed by Miia Tervo
Produced by Dionysos Films / Max Malka
Broadcaster: Yle
World Sales: LevelK

One night at a hot-dog stand in Finnish Lapland, a commitment-phobic party animal, Aurora, meets Iranian Darian. Darian suddenly asks her to marry him. Darian needs to marry a Finnish woman to get an asylum for himself and his daughter. Aurora turns him down, as she is busy working as a nail technician and plans to move to Norway, away from her shit life. However, after meeting his sweet daughter, Aurora agrees to help him. As Aurora introduces numerous women to Darian, the two of them grow close. When the perfect wife candidate comes along, Darian and Aurora are faced with a difficult choice: pretend to be happy or to finally stop running.

Aurora has won several prizes at festivals since its release in early 2019. It was Finland´s entry for the prestigious Nordic Council Film Prize.

Living With My Ex

Seasons 1-4

Ex-Onnelliset

Genre: Drama Comedy Series
Duration: 12×45’ + 12×45´
Production Year: 2015/2016 (Season 1), 2017/2018 (Season 2) 2019 (Season 3), 2020 (Season 4)
Written by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa (Seasons 1 & 2), Jojo Erholtz (Season 3), Marika Kuortti (Season 4)
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Leena Mäenpää-Bentley
Broadcaster: MTV
World Sales: ZDF Enterprises

The series has been a huge audience hit reaching about a million viewers on a weekly basis. Johanna Vuoksenmaa’s (Click Me, 21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage) comedic drama series tells of five couples with children. All have just gotten divorced but have moved into an apartment building called Splitsville Apartments, which is designed specifically for the needs of divorced couples with children in mind.

Nerd: Dragonslayer666

Seasons 1-3

Nörtti: Dragonslayer666

Genre: Comedy series for youth
Duration: 24×12’ / 12×25’ (8/4 episodes per season)
Production Year: 2017, 2018, 2019
Written and directed by Aleksi Delikouras
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Max Malka
Season 2&3 co-produced by AB Groupe
Broadcaster and World Sales: Yle & Wild Bunch

A humorous series about a 19-year old gamer DragonSlayer666, who’s mum destroys his computer. To be a professional player and to realise his dream, he’s forced to step out of his room, face the real world and learn the meaning of friendship and team work. The series is based on a popular and award-winning novel series, also written by Delikouras.

Tatu and Patu

Kanelia kainaloon, Tatu ja Patu!

Genre: Children’s Feature Film
Duration: 70 min
Production Year: 2016
Written by Aino Havukainen
Directed by Rike Jokela
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Max Malka
Distributed by Nordisk Film
World Sales: Shoreline Entertainment

Comedy based on the bestselling Finnish children’s book series had a record-breaking opening and became a true phenomenon in Finland with over 330.000 admissions. Tatu and Patu are clever brothers form Odsville, where things are usually done a bit differently. In the movie, Tatu and Patu are invited to the big city to experience the Christmas time with their best friend, Veera. Things get complicated when Veera is late from the railway station and the boys enter the city on their own. What follows is an adventure full of nutty incidents, as the friends try to find each other!

Adult Camp

Viikossa aikuiseksi

Genre: Feature Comedy
Duration: 90 min
Production Year: 2015
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä
Distributed by Nordisk Film

Adult Camp is a comedy about the bumpy road to personal growth. Perhaps the camp doesn’t fulfil its promise of the ”most wonderful week of your life”, but one thing’s for sure – no one returns home the same.

21 Ways to Ruin a Marriage

21 tapaa pilata avioliitto

Genre: Feature Romantic Comedy
Duration: 89 min
Production Year: 2013
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä
Distributed by Nordisk Film

The top grossing film of 2013. Biggest hit ever in Finland to be written, directed or produced by a woman. There are 21 ways to ruin a marriage and that’s enough to convince Sanna, an academic studying divorces, that falling in love is useless. Over 400,000 admissions in Finland.

Click Me

Seasons 1-2

Klikkaa mua

Genre: Drama Comedy Series
Duration: 12×43’ + 12×43´
Production Year: 2011 (Season 1) & 2014 (Season 2)
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä
Broadcaster: MTV

A huge audience success and winner of four Golden Venlas (Finland’s Emmy). Ella (41) has three children with two different fathers. Ella is so busy with her job and family that she has no time to meet new people, much less fall in love with them. Encouraged by her friends, she creates an online dating profile and starts meeting men of the most various types.

A remake of the series is in production in Sweden.

Hideaway

Mökki

Genre: Mini-series
Duration: 3 x 50 min
Production Year: 2010
Written and directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä
Broadcaster: Yle

This optimistic drama takes place one spring, when one family’s secrets come into the open and four generations wrestle with very concrete, everyday problems.

One Foot Under

Toinen jalka haudasta

Genre: Feature Drama-comedy
Duration: 80 min
Production Year: 2009
Written by Mika Ripatti and Seppo Vesiluoma
Directed by Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä
Distributed by Sandrew Metronome

A 35-year-old man is told he has only six months to live until it appears that he has been misdiagnosed.

Summer Escape

Kesäpaikka

Genre: Short Film
Duration: 26 min
Production Year: 2009
Written by Juuli Niemi
Directed by Inari Niemi
Produced by Dionysos Films / Riina Hyytiä & Leena Mäenpää-Bentley

A ”walking road movie“ about two grown-up sisters, who decide to run away from their summer house, inspired by nostalgia for their childhood pranks.

Dionysos Films Oy

Pengerkatu 18 A LH 4
00500 Helsinki
Finland

Tel. + 358 9 753 0600
Email: info@dionysosfilms.fi