"C H I M E R A S"

 feature documentary film

PREMIERE               April 26th, 2013, Toronto, Hot Docs

LANGUAGE             Chinese/English

DURATION              87 min / 57 min

FORAMATS              HD, 1080P -  DCP/Blueray/DVD

DIRECTOR

Mika Mattila is a Finnish filmmaker specialising in creative documentary films that explore the boundaries of the genre as an art form. He emphasises in his work global perspectives in terms of subject matters, collaborators as well as the audiences. Mattila divides his time between the roles of director and cinematographer, with his cinematography consistently screening at major international film festivals around the world. Mattila lived in Beijing from 2005 until 2012, working extensively in East Asian region. Mattila’s directorial debut, Chimeras (2013) has toured the festival circuit across the globe, gaining few prizes along the way and a high critical acclaim. Mattila is founder of production company, Ideasthetic llc. Company is based in Helsinki, but focuses on international co-productions around the globe, working in close collaboration with some of the leading figures within independent documentary film scene. 

PRODUCER


Markku Niska. His background includes both working in film distribution and production before setting up his own production company in 2005. He has schooling from both a film school and a business college. Prior to working in film he also was a member of the National sailing team of Finland. He is also an active member of the European Documentary
Network, EDN.


NBB NAVY BLUE BIRD INC.


NBB Navy Blue Bird Inc is an independent production company based in Helsinki Finland. Company is focusing on author driven, independent documentary films, with strong emphasis on the philosophy that documentary film is above all an art form in itself. Company's latest films are “As Long As”, by Katariina Järvi, produced in association with the YLE Co-productions and “Christmas Men” by Miia Raivio in association with
ARTE G.E.I.E. and YLE.

​PRINCIPAL CREDITS

FEATURING..................................................WANG GUANGYI

                                                                        LIU GANG

DIRECTOR....................................................MIKA MATTILA
CAMERA.......................................................MIKA MATTILA
EDITING.......................................................MIKKO SIPPOLA

EDITING TV-HOUR......................................OSKARI FRANZEN
SOUND DESIGN..........................................JUHA HAKANEN
PRODUCER..................................................MARKKU NISKA


IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH:

YLE (Finnish Broadcasting Co.)................IIKKA VEHKALAHTI, ERKKI ASTALA
SVT (Swedish Broadcasting Co.)............. EMELIE PERSSON; HJALMAR PALMGREN

WITH THE SUPPORT OF:

FINNISH FILM FOUNDATION.................. ELINA KIVIHALME, MIIA HAAVISTO
AVEK...........................................................TIMO KORHONEN, PIA ANDELL

ARTS PROMOTION CENTRE FINLAND

 

​CHIMERAS PROJECT WAS PITCHED AS OFFICIAL SELECTION IN THE FOLLOWING INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY INDUSTRY FORUMS:


IDFA FORUM, AMSTERDAM
ASIAN SIDE OF THE DOC, SEOUL
HOT DOCS FORUM, TORONTO
SHEFFIELD DOC/FEST MEETMARKET, SHEFFIELD
EAST EUROPEAN FORUM, JIHLAVA

 UPCOMING:

TV-SERIES BY DIRECTOR MIKA MATTILA.

18/11/2019 IN YLE FEM & YLE AREENA

TWO FIRST EPISODES OUT NOW: