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FULL PRODUCTION SERVICES

When you are working on a larger project than your own team or company can manage, we can provide the solution to help you out. We can build up a crew of our members and manage your production under your own brand. This allows you to stay in control without using all your time for running a single project.

FREELANCE PRODUCTION STAFF & ASSISTANT DIRECTORS

Most of our members have always been somehow involved in film, TV and video production. We’ve got both steady and experienced professionals as well as eager new workers who together can form the perfect combination for your needs.

Our freelancers can also become a part of your team for a longer period - 6 months, a year, you name it - if needed. In case you wish our members to be on your company’s payroll, you can make an agreement directly with them.

LOOKING FOR SOME EQUIPMENT TO RENT?

We’ve got a nice little selection of equipment for example for your catering, production and locations team. Check the lists from here and contact us for any other details.

Mikko Asikainen

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

Paula Haukinen

Production & Locations Staff
paula(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 41 38 160

Iiris Juutilainen

1st Assistant Director / Production Management
iiris(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 4065704

Tuukka Tikkanen

Location Manager / Production Manager
tuukka(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 45 890 5011

Newcomer

Jaana Hiltunen

Production Staff / Casting
jaana(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 375 3741

Newcomer

Juanita Kananen

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

Newcomer

Aino Niemi

Production Assistant / 3rd Assistant Director
aino(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 4906264

Newcomer

Aija Ronkainen

Production Staff
aija(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 546 4447

Newcomer

Luisa Zabel

Director’s Assistant / 2nd Assistant Director
luisa(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +44 7542 376667

Junior

Vilma Juhava

Production Assistant
vilma(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 45 103 0822

Mökö

Office Welfare Administrator

Check my latest works here

Iiris Juutilainen

1st Assistant Director / Production Management
+358 50 4065704
iiris(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Production Value, European Scheduling & Budgeting Workshop: Scheduling
TAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture & Arts (Undergraduate)
Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts: Finnish Matriculation Examination
Espoo School of Art

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

Movie Magic Scheduling (advanced)
MS Excel (intermediate)
MS Word (intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (advanced)
Google Software (intermediate)
Adobe Acrobat (intermediate)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe InDesign (basics)
Final Cut (basics)
MailChimp (basics)

Additional training:

Emergency First Aid Course 1 (EA 1), valid until 05/2020
Hot Work Certificate (Tulityökortti), valid until 04/2022

Strengths:

Team leading and communication
Breakdowns, schedules and call sheets
Production plans
Project management
Recruiting
Post-production
International productions
Broad understanding of different departments
Creative problem solving

Statement:

I first started filmmaking when I was in primary school and completed my first independent film after my 12th birthday. My goal has always been very simple: I want to do what I do as good as possible and handle people respectful no matter who they are. Through the years I’ve always considered AD’s job as being the superpower of holding together creative vision, production and it’s crew and cast. I’m in my element when resolving emergency situations and coordinating complex scenes and schedules.

I tend take great responsibility of my crews well-being and hate finishing late - luckily, I get to work with such professionals that we rarely never do that. I’ve heard my working philosophy is “one-of-a-kind military style management with Three Musketeers -kind of attitude”. It feels very true - I live to be the one that saves the day, every day.

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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

Tuukka Tikkanen

Location Manager / Production Manager
tuukka(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 45 890 5011

Education:

Stadin ammattiopisto: Media Assistant (digimedia)
HEO: Screenwriting

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)

Software skills:

Celtx (Advanced)
MS Word (Advanced)
Adobe Premiere (Intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (Intermediate)
Final Cut Pro (Intermediate)
MS Excel (Intermediate)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Location Managing
Promoting
Creative thinking on set
Editing
Transportation coordination
Location scouting
Company orders
Screenwriting
All in-attitude

Statement:

Reliable and creative member of a team. After two very different type of schools (Media Assistant and Screewriting) gained a very budget-friendly way of handling my tasks. Awesome dude to have around ready to tackle any given challenge.

Check my latest works here

Paula Haukinen

Production & Locations Staff
paula(a)blockbustersgang.com
GSM +358 50 41 38 160

Education:

Vocational School of Helsinki Audiovisual production, Media assistant
Sibelius Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

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

Software skills:

Movie Magic Scheduling (basics)
Movie Magic Screenwriter (basics)
Celtx (basics)
MS Excel (basics)
MS Word (basics)
Mac OSX / iOS (basics)
Google Software (basics)
Avid ISIS (basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe InDesign (basics)
Final Cut (basics)

Additional training:

PKS katutyöt (required if needing permits from the Public Works Department in Helsinki Metropolitan Area), valid until 05/2022
Hot Work Certificate (Tulityökortti), valid until 05/2022
Emergency First Aid Course 1 (EA 1), valid until 05/2020

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Logistics and transportation coordination
Always alert
Brave and self-imposed
Handy and practical
Great problem solving skills
Background actors casting, coordination & directing

Statement:

I have worked in film since graduating from upper secondary school and wouldn’t have had it any other way. Most of my studies and experience is based on working in production staff in the field. In future I hope to gain experience in different scale productions in Finland and abroad. As a working in part of a production crew I am also keen on developing my knowledge in technical and creative side of projects. I promise to maintain myself as a person who is open and eager to learn from the industry. I’m a teamplayer who always tries her best to make the team proud.

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.

Check my latest works here

Aino Niemi

Production Assistant / 3rd Assistant Director
+358 50 4906264
aino(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Kallio Upper Secondary School of Performing Arts: Finnish Matriculation Examination (Spring 2016)
Metropolia University of Applied Sciences: TV and Film Production (Undergraduate)

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
French (Limited working proficiency)

Software skills:

Excel (intermediate)
MS Word (intermediate)
Mac OSX / iOS (intermediate)
Google Software (intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe Premiere (basics)
Final Cut (basics)
Studio One (basics)

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Background actors coordination
Callsheets and schedules assistance
Casting assistance
Self-imposed
Fast learner
Organised and effective

Statement:

The first time I got interested about filmmaking was when I realized the complex entirety of it - how the small pieces are set in place to create the bigger picture. I'm fortunate to be part of that in the AD and production department. My goal is to be the piece that streamlines the production for others. My strengths are working under pressure and the equally efficient approach to every task, from each one there is something new to gain.

Check my latest works here

Luisa Zabel

Director’s Assistant / 2nd Assistant Director
GSM +44 7542 376667
luisa(a)blockbustersgang.com

Education:

University of Greenwich: BSc Digital Film Production
Laajasalo Institute: General Film Foundation Year
BEST – Sabel Oberschule: German Matriculation Examination

Languages:

German (Native proficiency)
Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Full professional proficiency)
French (Basics)
Spanish (Basics)

Software skills:

Movie Magic Scheduling (intermediate)
Final Draft (advanced)
MS Excel (intermediate)
MS Word (advanced)
Mac OSX / iOS (advanced)
Google Software (advanced)
Adobe Premiere Pro (intermediate)
Final Cut (intermediate)
After Effects (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Strengths:

Creative Problem Solving
Experience with International Productions
Positive Attitude
High Motivation
Quick learner

Statement:

I am a young woman having experience from different cultures. I started my career as an intern in the direction department in German film industry. Now I am studying film in the UK and have gathered experience in Finnish productions already. I wish to explore any international productions possible in the next few years and I am especially interested in helping out with any jobs related to assistant directing and other production duties. I always put my heart and soul into projects and am committed 100% to them and have been directing some short films on my own as well.

Mökö

Office Welfare Administrator

Education:

Malaga Rescue Dog Academy, Spain

Strengths:

Stress relieving
Security services
Entertainment
Fluffy

Statement:

Woof!

Check my latest works here

Jaana Hiltunen

Production Staff / Casting
+358 50 375 3741
jaana@blockbustersgang.com

Education:

JAMK University of Applied Sciences: Bachelor of Culture and Arts
The Helsinki Conservatory of Music: Vocational Qualification in Music
The Kuopio Upper Secondary School Of Music And Dance: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional working proficiency)
Swedish (Elementary proficiency)
Spanish (Elementary proficiency)
German (Basics)

Software skills:

MS Word (Intermediate)
MS Excel (Basics)
MS PowerPoint (Basics)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)
Mac OS X/ iOS (Intermediate)
Windows (Intermediate)
Adobe Photoshop (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Basics)
Adobe Dreamweaver (Basics)
Avid Pro Tools (Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate
Alcohol Passport

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Organized
Effective and precise
Fast learner
Team working
Forward-thinking

Statement:

My goal is to do what I love and love what I do. I have an enthusiastic and humble attitude when working and I am ready to challenge myself. I have a huge passion for films and music is my greatest inspiration. I am looking forward to learn more of all kind of production duties and casting. I am reliable worker who has ability to create good team spirit and turn problems into solutions. I am an experienced production assistant and with me you’ll get things organized and warm-hearted workmate.

Check my latest works here

Aija Ronkainen

Production Staff
+358 50 546 4447
aija@blockbustersgang.com

Education:

Metropolia University Of Applied Sciences: TV and Film Production (Undergraduate)
Koillis-Helsinki Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

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

Software skills:

MS Office 365 (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Basics)
Google Software (Basics)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)

Additional training:

PKS katutyöt (required if needing permits from the Public Works Department in Helsinki Metropolitan Area), valid until 05/2022
Hot Work Certificate (Tulityökortti), valid until 05/2022
Emergency First Aid Course (Hätäensiapu), valid until 10/2017
Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Driver's licence:

B

Strengths:

Scheduling assistance
Organizing
Calm and intuitive
Assertive
Efficient

Statement:

After a long time of searching I finally found myself in the field of work I love. Now I am able to use all of the skills I've learned working in the service industry so I can work to my maximum potential in TV and film. As a team member I'm always ready to work hard and learn new things. I stay on schedule, I'm focused and for me personally it's important to keep team spirit high and stay positive trough even the longest days.

Check my latest works here

Vilma Juhava

Production Assistant
+358 45 103 0822
vilma@blockbustersgang.com

Education:

TAMK University of Applied Sciences (Undergraduate)
Jyväskylä Christian Institute, Graphic Design
Länsi-Helsinki Upper Secondary School: Finnish Matriculation Examination

Languages:

Finnish (Native proficiency)
English (Professional proficiency)
Swedish (Basics)
French (Basics)

Software skills:

Adobe Illustrator (Intermediate)
Adobe Acrobat (Basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (Intermediate)
Adobe After Effects (Basics)
Adobe Photoshop (Basics)
Adobe InDesign (Basics)
Celtx (Basics)
Google Software (Intermediate)
Movie Magic Scheduling (Basics)
MS Word (Intermediate)
MS Excel (Basics)

Additional training:

Hygiene Proficiency Certificate

Strengths:

Fast learner
Great social skills
Works well under pressure
Not afraid of getting hands dirty
Quick problem solving
I see opportunities, not obstacles

Statement:

I started my career a few years ago by making video content of Helsinki for a communal internet TV channel. The job was very teaching and I learned a great deal of the production process.

I’m an adaptive person and I hope to become as versatile as I can be. This is what led me to first study graphic design in Jyväskylä, then production in Tampere University of Applied Sciences. I am also interested in the technical and creative side of this industry.

I enjoy challenges and uncomfortable circumstances – Something I developed love for in girl scouts when I was young. I tend to stay positive despite the situation doing my job conscientiously.