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My Films

Lesson Eight - How Stupid!

From the film English Lessons by Turun Anikistit

English Lessons consist of eight lessons, each directed by a member of Turun Anikistit ry. My lesson is the last of the bunch.

Awards:

  • Diploma of Merit at Tampere Film Festival 2009

Credits:

  • Written, executed and directed by: Samppa Kukkonen
  • Sound design: Mikko Paju
  • Produced by: CHRZU / Turun Anikistit 2008
  • Co-produced by: Sari Volanen/YLE Yhteistuotannot, Ulla Simonen & Pia Andell/AVEK
  • Duration: 0'30
  • Premiere: 19.9.2008

Lesson eight 'How Stupid!' by Samppa Kukkonen

FOR WHOM THE BELL JINGLES - KELLE KELLO KILAHTAA

A terrible accident in the northern forest ruins Christmas for everyone.

My graduation film for Turku arts academy. Drawn animation combined with 2D and 3D computer animation.

Credits:

  • Director, design, compositing artist: Samppa Kukkonen
  • Script: Samppa Kukkonen and CHRZU
  • Animators: Samppa Kukkonen, Janne Kukkonen and Sara Wahl
  • Toonz- operators: Janne Kukkonen, Sanna Vilmusenaho and Roope Ruuska
  • 3D: Albert Laine, Antti Hahkala and Jyrki Kanto
  • Editing: Pauline Kuusela
  • Music: ARETWO and Karri Raassina
  • Sound design: Mikko Paju
  • Voice actors: Valtteri Lipasti, Sanni Lehtonen, Jaani Nurisalo, Aada Niilola and Sirpa Luntinen
  • Production Manager: CHRZU
  • Production company: Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences / Eija Saarinen
  • Co-produced by YLE yhteistuotanto / Sari Volanen 2006
  • Premiere: January 24th 2006
  • Duration: 6'50

Festivals and Sales:

  • Eija Saarinen / Turku Arts Academy
  • E-mail: eija.saarinen(at)turkuamk.fi
  • Phone: +358 10 55 35 219
Merry Christmas! Old man is furious Old cabin in the middle of the forest gives no protection Woman cries for the girl Films working title was Snowing gallery image

Merry Christmas!

NIGHTSHIFT - YÖVUORO

A bird and a bat live as neighbours, sharing a tree. Their different lifestyles cause trouble.

Third year puppet animation assignment at Turku arts academy. Codirected with Sara Wahl and Simo Koivunen.

Awards:

  • The Jameson Short Film Award Tampere Film Festival 2005
  • Best student film at Fredrikstad animation festival 2004
  • Honorary mention at Nordisk Panorama 2004

Credits:

  • Script: Samppa Kukkonen & Simo Koivunen
  • Directing, animating, puppet design and set building: Samppa Kukkonen, Sara Wahl & Simo Koivunen
  • Camera & lightning: Lotta Suistoranta
  • Compositioning & editing: Samppa Kukkonen
  • Sound design: Sara Wahl
  • Music: Yari
  • Production company: Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences / Eija Saarinen
  • Premiere: February 23rd 2004
  • Duration: 6'20

Festivals and Sales:

  • Eija Saarinen / Turku Arts Academy
  • E-mail: eija.saarinen(at)turkuamk.fi
  • Phone: +358 10 55 35 219
One angry bat Sara designed and build the Woodpecker I made and animated the Bat Simo was responsible for building and animating the Chicks Bat hunting for fireflies gallery image

One angry Bat

WAY TO GO

Little Robo is climbing up a very high building. He is going to get to the top, even if it kills him.

My first animation film. Second years Drawn animation assignment at Turku arts academy.

Awards:

  • Best student fiction award at Kettupäivät 2003

Credits:

  • Directior and script: Samppa Kukkonen
  • Animating, sound, editing: Samppa Kukkonen
  • Background artist: Jyrki Kanto
  • Music: Jarkko Niemelä
  • Production company: Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences / Eija Saarinen
  • Premiere: November 2nd 2002
  • Duration: 6'25

Festivals and Sales:

  • Eija Saarinen / Turku Arts Academy
  • E-mail: eija.saarinen(at)turkuamk.fi
  • Phone: +358 10 55 35 219
Robo is shown the direction Waking up in a dark room Choosing which ladder to climb Jyrki painted all the buildings, I painted the skies Near the end gallery image

Robo is shown the direction