- 120 years of Finnish design
2018 / 6 / 18
The writer works as a Producer and Screenwriter in FLIK Helsinki
As part of its 120-year celebrations, the traditional footwear maker Nokian Footwear wanted to transmit the company’s history and production values with quality content. FLIK was inspired by Nokian’s history and story, and produced a beautiful work, not saving on production value.
The production has a peculiar taste to it because it is also the first project for FLIK’s new creatives Mikko Niittymäki and Lawrence Dolkart. The executive producer Niittymäki had good reason to be proud about the project: “This was my first international production, and I’m really happy it was for a trademark that is an important part of Finnish footwear design.”
In addition to Nokian’s production facilities and design spaces, the video was shot in Sofia, Bulgaria. The artificial lake on the video, called Pancharevo, is located 12 kilometres from the capital. The production was demanding: roads were blocked and even the rain on the video is a combination of real and artificial rain. “It was a blast, well organized, and I enjoyed the whole experience. The director did a great job at conveying his vision and the whole production went through smoothly.” Dolkart, who directed the video, described his goals shortly: “I was aiming for beauty with a sense of history.”
Great results through cooperation
The local team’s representative Tryan Velev thanked fliksters for great cooperation: “Working with a Finnish production company and crew was a great experience. Everything was clear in their vision from the beginning of the project. Considering that we didn’t have a lot of time to film, the clear vision of what we wanted gave us enough time to get some great shots and fulfill our plan. It was great to work with Mikko and Lawrence.”
Anamorphic lenses were used in shooting, and the wonderful colors and huge amount of detail can be seen in the final work. “I was aiming for a cinematic, stylized version of beauty lighting, in daylight exteriors”, Dolkart said.
The simple yet beautiful music on the video was composed by FLIK’s post production wizard Antti Silvennoinen.
Watch the film below: