Emilia Haukka and Jussi Rantamaki of Aamu_CREDIT ArsenSarkisiants

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Emilia Haukka and Jussi Rantamaki

Need to know: Finland’s Aamu Film Company was born in 2008, when Jussi Rantamäki joined forces with Auli Mantila’s Do Films (Mantila left the film industry in 2012). Rantamäki’s partner is now fellow producer Emilia Haukka, who joined Aamu in 2015. Independent and co-owned by Rantamäki and Haukka, the company prides itself on long-lasting director relationships, creating an “extended family” that also includes award-winning director Juho Kuosmanen (The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki, Compartment No.6) and his Olli Mäki co-screenwriter Mikko Myllylahti, whose directorial debut feature The Woodcutter Story was developed as part of Cannes Cinefondation and will world premiere in Critics’ Week. Other past highlights include Hamy Ramezan’s Any Day Now and Hannaleena Hauru’s Fucking With Nobody. Aamu works mostly in film but has recently moved into TV with projects such as short-form youth series Zone B.

Key personnel: Jussi Rantamäki, CEO and producer; Emilia Haukka, producer.

Incoming: The Woodcutter Story premieres in Critics’ Week at Cannes, while Tia Kouvo’s Family Time is in post-production, having been developed at TorinoFilmLab.

Jussi Rantamäki says: “Our goal is to produce all of a director’s films, starting from shorts and moving on to international features. We hand-craft each production for the individual artists. We choose people, not stories or scripts. If one of our directors comes to us with a horror film or a kids’ film, we will do it.”

Contact: rantamaki@aamufilmcompany.fi