Dionysos Films is an independent production company based in Helsinki. We produce scripted content in series and feature film formats aiming at both domestic and international markets. We frequently collaborate with top Finnish filmmakers but also want to give a voice to emerging talent working with up-and-coming filmmakers in their 1st or 2nd feature films or tv-series.

Dionysos Films was founded in 2008 by two award-winning filmmakers, producer Riina Hyytiä and director-screenwriter Johanna Vuoksenmaa with producers Leena Mäenpää-Bentley and Nora Kuusisto joining the company in the following years.

We are drawn to character driven stories that represent the world today, that touch current issues and themes and that resonate to us personally – we believe, that when our stories matter to us, they will also matter to our audiences near and far. Some of our projects are originated by our group of creative producers but it’s equally important to us to work with writers and directors who have their own voice and collaborate with them to bring those stories to life.

Our latest projects include crime series Deadwind (Karppi) which, in November 2022, had its season 3 premiere globally on Netflix. Our youth series Nerd: Dragonslayer 666 won the Finnish Emmy (Golden Venla) award for its first season and has become a true phenomenon amongst young audiences with its three-season run. The next project from our own director-screenwriter Johanna Vuoksenmaa is the comical drama series Hormones! in which Johanna again brings her insightful and humorous take on everyday life by exploring the effects of hormones in the lives of menopausal adults and their extended families.

Dionysos Films is also known for producing content that reaches large audiences. The feature romantic comedy 21 Ways to Ruin A Marriage was the top grossing domestic film in 2013. It reached over 400.000 admissions, and is still the biggest hit ever written, directed, and produced by a woman in Finland. The feature romantic comedy/drama Aurora had its theatrical release in January 2019 and has since been reaping awards at festivals around the world. It was Finland’s nominee for the prestigious 2019 Nordic Council Film Prize. Our first exploration into children’s film, Tatu and Patu, had a record-breaking opening and got over 330 000 theatrical admissions. Our latest film is a humorous coming-of-age story, happening in ones 70s, called 70 is just a number (2021).

Check out our ”productions” page for more info on our projects and collaborators.

Right now, we have several projects in different phases of development and production, as well as remakes in production in other countries.

If you would like to get to know us better, please do send us a quick email – we would love to get to know you too!

Dionysos Films Oy

Pengerkatu 18 A LH 4
00500 Helsinki

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