The Chainsaw Poet hits festivals

Text: Lauri-Matti Parppei & Marja Pihlaja
Shot by first year students of Tampere University of Applied Sciences, Aarnipuu is a short film about Mikko - a full-time poet and an occasional lumberjack. He meets an activist girl underneath a big old tree he's supposed to chop off. Two different persons try to understand each other and are not so different after all.

Aarnipuu was shot in February to March 2010 using Canon 5D mk II. Written and directed by Lauri-Matti Parppei, produced by Marja Pihlaja and with Mikko Parttimaa's cinematography, the movie was finished in May 2010. The crew spent three days in the snowy woods.

After its completion Aarnipuu has been invited to Blue Sea Film Festival, Reikäreuna Film Festival and St. Petersburg International Student Film Festival Beginning.
Photo: Lauri-Matti Parppei