British Premiere of The Electrician

Story: Petra Välimäki, the producer

In April 2008 ten students from TAMK School of Art and Media went to England to make a cooperative short film with the School of Media, Music and Performance of Salford University. It was pilot project for both schools and a leap into the unknown for the film crew. The road was bumpy but now one year has passed and everyone can be proud of the result, the short movie the Electrician.

The post production was made in Finland and April 27th 2009 the Electrician finally got the premiere it deserved. The Finnish crew made a screening of thanks at Salford University for the English crew, partners and cast.

The evening started with wine and crisp and moved on with some nice speeches before the screening. The most emotional part was the speeches that were made by the actors. The evening ended with toasts in a nearby bar with everyone who could make it.

Green light for future cooperation projects

The Film got good reviews already in Finland and now in England. Both schools also agreed that there is a need for more projects like this one.

The crew of the Electrician wants once more thank the School of Art and Media and everyone who had a part in this project either physically or mentally.

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Next chance to see the Electrician is at Tampere Art Factory May 15-16!

Some wine and crisp, Arto Koskinen, Colin Muir and Andy Walker

Miina Alajärvi, the director and one of the two producers, Tiia-Tuulia Tiensuu, giving a speach

Derek Melling ("Marvin"), director Miina Alajärvi, producer Tiia-Tuulia Tiensuu and Derek's wife