ideasthesia  -  ἰδέα (idéa) & αἴσθησις (aísthēsis) = “sensing concepts” or “sensing ideas”. Scientific theory postulating that our sensory perception and conceptual thinking are utterly intertwined.

Ideasthetic is a Helsinki based production company focused on creative documentary films. Company was founded by Mika Mattila in 2015 and Carnival Pilgrims (2020) is company's first feature film. In addition to it's own productions, Ideasthetic & Mika Mattila have collaborated on various ambitious film and tv-productions with award winning filmmakers around the globe. Some of the recent collaborations include: 

CARNIVAL PILGRIMS

FEATURE FILM, 2020

DIRECTOR / WRITER / CAMERA: Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION:Ideasthetic (FIN) / DHF ( NOR) / YLE (FIN) / RTL (GER)

THE ACTIVIST

DOCUMENTARY SERIES, 2019

DIRECTOR: Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION: Parad Media (FIN) / YLE (FIN) / SVT (SWE)

SHADOW FLOWERS 

FEATURE FILM, 2019

DIRECTOR: Yi Seung-jun (2020 Academy Award Nominee)

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mika Mattila (DPRK unit)

PRODUCTION: Blue Bird Pictures (Republic of Korea)

IDFA 2019 FEATURE COMPETITION

HE SAID WE'D MET IN SPACE AND SUGGESTED WE TRAVEL BACK TOGETHER 

TWO-CHANNEL VIDEO INSTALLATION, 2020

ARTIST: MIlla-Kariina Oja

PRODUCTION: Ideasthetic / Milla-Kariina Oja

PARLER AVEC LES MORTS

FEATURE FILM, 2020

DIRECTOR: Taina Tervonen

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION:TR Productions (FRA) 

CONDUCTIVITY 

FEATURE FILM, 2020

DIRECTOR:Anna-Karin Grönroos

CINEMATOGRAPHY: Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION:Tuffi Films (FIN)

CROSSING BEYOND - THE OFFICIAL FILM OF 2018 WINTER OLYMPICS, PYEONGCHANG

FEATURE FILM, 2018

DIRECTOR: Yi Seung-jun (2020 Academy Award Nominee)

PRODUCTION: International Olympic Committee

MEMORIES OF DARKNESS (chapter of THE DARKNESS COLLECTION)

SHORT FILM ANTHOLOGY, 2016

CURATOR: Oskar Alegria

DIRECTOR / WRITER / CAMERA: Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION: Ideasthetic (FIN) / Punto De Vista (ESP)

TUKDAM - QUESTION OF LIFE & DEATH

FEATURE FILM, 2021

DIRECTOR: Donaugh Coleman

CINEMATOGRAPHY; Mika Mattila

PRODUCTION: Making Movies (FIN) / Wildfire Films (IRE)

CONTACT

Mika Mattila

mika@ideasthetic.com

+358 50 5819206

Laivastokatu 4 B 13

00160 Helsinki, Finland