Essi Hurttila

Production & AD Assistant

Always happy and charmingly positive Essi brings some new fresh blood to our team!

We’ve gotten to know Essi through our AD Bootcamp in the summer 2022 and asked her to join the Gang right after. The same summer Essi also completed her first internship in film and is soon looking for the next experiences in the industry.

Essi has a lot of potential to become a fantastic filmmaker – she’s extremely motivated, gets excited of the productions she’s in, has great social skills and is detailed in her work. Her experience covers helping out in office work – eg. prepping production documents and assisting Production Coordinator as well as covering basic PA duties on set. She’s especially interested in developing her skills in both assistant directing and production departments and hopes the coming years will open her positions in fiction productions – both film and TV. During her studies she’s completed short films as the 1st AD and Production Coordinator.

We’d love to see Essi joining a larger scale production as an AD Trainee or Assistant in eg. production department. Essi is confident on her skills and wants to show her abilities in action. Currently she’s dreaming of becoming a Production Coordinator once gaining more experience.

Skills

Assisting in call sheets & daily paperwork
Assisting AD’s on set
Assisting with extras and cast
Assisting in logistics
Daily scripts

Certificates

Driver’s License B

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
BA in Film and Television / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / Undergraduate

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Selected works

Feature films

AS A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT TRAINEE

Risto Räppääjä ja Villi kone / Solar Films Inc. Oy / 2022 – dir. Maria Sid

TV Series

AS A TRAFFIC CONTROLLER

TBA / TACK Films / 2023 – dir. TBA – additional

Short films

AS A 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Murtuma / ELO Film School / 2022 – dir. Arman Zafari

AS A PRODUCTION ASSISTANT

Parrasvaloelämää / ELO Film School / 2022 – dir. Juho-Pekka Tanskanen

Besides these productions Essi has worked on the following short films as a part of her BA studies:

Ei muistella pahalla / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / 2022 – dir. Katri Järvelä – 1st Assistant Director
Nettokävely / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / 2021 – dir. Juuso Kivijärvi – Production Assistant

Essi on other platforms:

Risto Räppääjä ja Villi kone