Erika Anttila

AD & Production Assistant

Erika joined us after completing BBG AD Bootcamp in summer 2022. She’s up and coming professional with some former credits and lots of potential – we’re looking forward helping her becoming one of the star players in Finnish AD’s scene.

Within the last months Erika has been diving into many steps of assistant directing starting from working with script breakdowns, schedules, extras management, cast coordination and set work overall. She’s shown remarkable motivation as well as fantastic social skills. Her former productions have developed her into an efficient, well functioning filmmaker who knows their way around set. She’s now completed her first short productions as the 3rd AD, assisted on multiple script breakdowns and schedules as well as helped out in casting work via BBG Casting.

One of Erika’s other strengths is her basic understanding of many softwares and experience on multiple departments. Besides her AD work she also works as a Camera Operator in different multi camera productions, streaming of events, sports competitions and webinares. Due to her technical abilities she’s an excellent saviour when in a need of urgent help eg. with simpler photography or editing in the office.

Before moving to our industry Erika has worked for Finnish Defence Forces and customer service industry for multiple years. Her teamwork skills and attitude are excellent for film productions – she’s quick to adapt, understands hierarchy and is talented in customer care.

We see Erika’s natural next step being an on-set 3rd AD job in local Finnish production or Set PA / Floor Runner job in a larger, international film or series shoot. She’s especially interested in joining in longer fiction productions.

Skills

Working with cast & extras
Assisting in script breakdowns and schedules
Assisting in casting
Assisting in running the set
Teamwork

Softwares

MMS (basics)
WordPress (basics)
Adobe Photoshop (basics)
Adobe Premiere Pro (basics)
Canva (basics)

Certificates

Driving License B
Occupational safety card
Hygiene Passport
Hot Work Certificate
Forklift card

Languages

Finnish (native)
English (professional working proficiency)
Swedish (limited working proficiency)

Education details

Participant at BBG AD Bootcamp – 8-week further education course of Assistant Directing / 2022
Media Assistant, Audiovisual Communication / Keuda
/ 2020 – 2022
Vocational Qualification in Logistics / Apprenticeship / Amiedu / 2017 – 2018

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Selected works

Feature Films

AS AN AD ASSISTANT (PRE PRODUCTION)

Eve’s Call / Tuffi Films / 2023 – dir. Jenni Toivoniemi

AS AN ELECTRICIAN

One Half Of Me / Optipari / 2020 – dir. Tuukka Temonen – Trainee
Northern Quality / Optipari / 2022 – dir. Tuukka Temonen

TV Series

AS AN AD ASSISTANT (PRE PRODUCTION)

TBA / Yellow Film & TV / 2023 – dir. Max Ovaska
TBA / Aurora Studios / TBC – dir. TBA
TBA / Mutant Koala, YLE / TBC – dir. TBA

AS AN LOCATIONS TRAINEE

Maria Kallio S1 / Jarowski Finland / 2021 – dir. Jojo Erholtz

Shorts

AS A 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Tikkari / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Sameli Muurimäki
Takomäntä / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Veera Lamminpää

Commercials

AS A 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Unicef – Tulevaisuuden lahjat jaetaan nyt / Directors Guild / 2022 – dir. Pete Riski
S-Pankki / Pictures Helsinki / 2022 – dir. Pekka Hara – also background casting and filling in for the 1st AD
S-market / Otto Tuotanto / 2022 – dir. Markus Virpiö

AS A CASTING ASSISTANT

Valio Keisarinna / Veli Creative Oy / 2022

Erika on other platforms:

One Half of Me