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Marketing & Festivals

MARKETING

We have a group of enthusiastic digital-native marketing professionals who can help you boost your project through marketing & sales acts, by negotiating collaboration and sponsorship deals or by helping you to get an idea of all the different possibilities available out there. We can create a full marketing strategy around your premiere or other big launch, or do consulting, project management, coordination or assistance in more specific areas. Interactive social media accounts, catching copywriting, inspiring and topical content, analysation tools… Ask us to know how this all can help you - and let us do the dirty work!

CROWDFUNDING

This is one of our specialties. We have been working with several crowdfunding projects during the last years and know how to use the biggest international and Finnish platforms. Besides the practical work of building and managing the campaign, we can also handle the delivery of perks or just consult you along the way.

FESTIVALS & EVENTS

Also one of BBG’s trademarks is setting up pop-up offices, parties or other promotional happenings, or hosting important guests during the always-so-hectic film festivals. We have vision, ideas and proper knowledge to hand you the best solutions - and we just love the festival fever that kicks us to perform better and better!!

JOURNALISM

Starting from 2016, we now have among us members who are specialized in radio and TV journalism. So, in case you are in need of a talented journalist or creation of updated and trendy content to your website, print, blog, TV or radio show, you know who to call.

Mikko Asikainen

Marketing & Production Staff
mikko(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 44 0334126

Emma Ilves

CEO, Head of Marketing
emma(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 5542086

Hanna-Mari Kuivalainen

Casting / Journalism & Copywriting
hanna-mari(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 40 566 8949

Newcomer

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Check my latest works here

Emma Ilves

CEO, Head of Marketing
+358 40 5542086
emma(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Bachelor of Business Administration
HAAGA-HELIA University of Applied Sciences & Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
French (Limited working proficiency)
Swedish (Limited working proficiency)

Software skills:

MS Word (advanced)
MS Excel (advanced)
Mac OS X (intermediate)
Windows (intermediate)
Google Software (intermediate)
MailChimp (basics)
+ several ERP systems (basic/intermediate)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver’s licence:

B

Strengths:

Crowdfunding
Marketing communications
Campaign planning and execution
Webstore management
Collaboration & Sponsorship strategies
Sales and promotion
International relations

Statement:

Marketing is so many times underestimated. Customers and the community should be involved in the production from the very beginning, and products should reach exactly the right people efficiently wherever in the world they happen to be. To make this work, I’m eager to learn constantly, to hunt for new trends, and to stay open for the changing environment. I want be there to give your project the success you didn't dare to dream of.

Check my latest works here

Mikko Asikainen

Marketing & Production Staff
+358 44 0334126
mikko(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture: Master of Arts - Film & TV Production (Undergraduate)
Haaga-Helia University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Economics
Lahden Yhteiskoulu Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
Swedish (Limited working proficiency)
Russian (Basics)
French (Basics)

Software skills:

Adobe Photoshop (Advanced)
Adobe Illustrator (Basics)
Adobe Indesign (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Basics)
Apple Mac OSX / iOS (Advanced)
Apple Pages / Keynote (Intermediate)
Avid Media Composer (Basics)
Avid Pro Tools (Basics)
Google Software (Advanced)
Google Android (Advanced)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)
MS Office (Advanced)
MS Windows 7/8/10 (Advanced)
MS Windows Phone (Advanced)
Wordpress (Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver's licence:

B, C

Additional Training:

PKS katutyöt (required if needing permits from the Public Works Department in Helsinki Metropolitan Area)

Strengths:

Marketing & Social Media
Crowdfunding & Crowdsourcing
Managing skills
Persistent and responsible
Innovative thinking
Public Speaking
Teamwork & communication
Recruiting

Statement:

After starting my career in business & sales, I have drifted towards my main love interest: film & television. After exploring different sides of movie production in various campaigns including marketing, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing through social media, I have finally started my studies in film & tv production at Aalto University of Arts and Design Fall 2015. I am on a road to craft my creative vision wanting to get a chance to work on international productions and bringing new fresh ideas to the market. Anything related to film financing, marketing, crowdsourcing and community building would be exactly down to my alley.

Check my latest works here

Hanna-Mari Kuivalainen

Casting / Journalism & Copywriting
+358 40 566 8949
hanna-mari(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Art (Television and Radio)
Namibia University of Technology and Science: PR Campaigns & Special Events, Digital Art and Design, Media & Comm. Research Methodology
Laajasalo Folk High School: Diploma in Radio Journalism
Lahti Folk High School: Theatre acting
Minna Canth Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Elementary proficiency)

Software skills:

Feed Streamer (basics)
Flockler (basics)
Faarao/Yle (basics)
Processwire (intermediate)
Wordpress (basics)
Epressi (basics)
MS Excel (basics)
MS Word (basics to intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (basics)
Google Software (basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe InDesign (basics)
Avid (basics)
Quick Edit Pro (basics)
Zenon Easyedit (basics)
Cubase (basics)
AudaCity (basics)
MailChimp (basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Creative content creation (text, radio, TV)
Attention to detail
Effective
Easily adaptive
Casting
Down-to-earth, professional approach to all situations
Working with actors and talents

Statement:

Whether I’m the one who’s creating or the one who’s helping to get someone else's view through, I work to reach excellence. As casting director and production staff I want to make sure all is going according to plan and everyone around me has all they need to get their job done the best way possible. Wherever I go I carry a smile with me!

Check my latest works here

Juanita Kananen

Production & Post-Production Staff / Marketing / Casting
juanita(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 400 651 639

Education:

TAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture & Arts, Film & Television Production, specializing in Editing
Stenden University of Applied Sciences: Erasmus+ Programme, Branding & Marketing Communications
University of Glasgow: Politics & Film and Television Studies (Undergraduate)
Joensuun Lyseon Lukio: The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
Swedish (Limited working proficiency)
German (Elementary proficiency)
Dutch (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Word (Advanced)
MS Excel (Advanced)
MS PowerPoint (Intermediate)
Apple Mac OSX / iOS (Advanced)
Microsoft Windows (Intermediate)
Final Cut Pro X (Advanced)
Final Cut 7 (Intermediate)
PluralEyes (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro CC (Basics)
Adobe Photoshop CC (Basics)
Adobe After Effects CC (Basics)
Motion 5 (Basics)
DaVinci Resolve (Basics)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Internationally oriented
Innovative
Curious and involved
Focused on solutions rather than problems
Persistent and reliable
Proficient in multiple languages
Social media marketing

Statement:

Career in film and television has always been my number one choice. While searching my place in the industry through studies and working, I have obtained a variety of experiences and skills from editing short films to coordinating a music video shoot. My latest ambition has been to deepen and enhance the knowledge of social media marketing for films and television series. Altogether, I have worked mainly on television productions while engaging in occasional music video or commercial shoot every now and then. Being educated in English in three different countries and for most of my adult life, I feel deep passion for international productions and working abroad in near future.

My deepest dream is being involved in creating a horror or Nordic noir television series, since the inspiration for my chosen path arises from the exceptional Nordic television phenomena, namely The Killing and The Bridge.