Lecture by Pessi Levanto / BBG Junior Program

BBG Junior Program is a 6-month program in which 10 participants are learning more of filmmaking by attending different lectures, visits to multiple production houses and working part-time as interns with the Gang. Each participant gets to focus on a specific area of production or gather knowledge overall in projects and departments during this time. All participants attend 10 + lectures of production process, work safety and basic duties of assistants in the field. Besides these, they’ll be joining our teams for approx. 5-10 days in our office and 5-10 days in film / commercial / TV shoots. Spring 2019 edition of the program is a pilot. Our 10 participants are between ages of 18-28 and come from multiple different backgrounds (as do we).

This blog post is written and photographed by our Juniors.  


Pessi Levanto is a Finnish musician and film composer. He has composed music for many Finnish movies, such as The Midwife and Land of Hope. Pessi has also worked on tv-series, international film productions and with different kinds of orchestras and bands.

Pessi’s lecture started with him telling us about his work as a film composer and his personal workflow. We got to know more about the professional side of making music for films. Pessi Levanto also introduced us the artistic side of music and the poetry included in music. He also showed us Juniors some examples of his own work.

Getting to know the tasks of a film composer was really useful for the whole Junior Gang. The lecture was really informative but also fun and intriguing due to Pessi’s delightful personality.


BBG Junior Program Participant 2019


Learn more about Roope:

“I’m 20 a year old film student currently studying movies in Lahti folk high school. This spring I’m also participating in BBG Junior Program (Spring 2019 edition) in Helsinki. I also did my military service by working for Finnish Defence Forces as a media draftee. I have experience of working with Adobe programs such as Premiere, Photoshop and Lightroom. I’m also familiar with Windows and Google softwares. I’m fluent in Finnish and English. I also speak Swedish and Spanish.”