Production & AD Intern
One of the most potential industry rookies we’ve seen in a while, Nelli Hokkanen, was introduced to our team via BBG AD Bootcamp in spring and summer of 2022. Nelli was one of the true newcomers joining the program having no experience from professional productions before jumping into our team.
Nelli’s BA studies focus on screenwriting and production. During our 8-week course she developed a deeper understanding of film productions and work of assistant directors. She even got to put her skills to the test while completing an internship in our office last August.
Nelli’s strength is her sincere and humble approach towards her work. She’s honest, disciplined and has a great aura around her. During our short time with her we’ve been able to see her developing more and more skills on assisting duties in film productions. She’s helped out in few short films as a 3rd AD with duties including walkie management, prepping of productional documents, coordinating cast on studio environment and assisting in any running errands. She’s also been using her new skills with MMS by helping on simple tasks with script breakdowns. Sometime in the future Nelli hopes to find possibilities to work in screenwriting too especially on fiction productions.
Nelli has proven to be a fast learner. We’d see her next steps being either a longer internship on a TV or film production or jumping on shorter productions / daily gigs as a Floor or Crowd PA, runner or even a 3rd AD on a lighter scale production. Currently she’s studying in Tampere and available for work every now and then when her schedule allows.
Assisting in call sheets
Assisting in script breakdowns
Assisting in duties related to extras and cast
Driver’s Licence B
English (professional working proficiency)
Swedish (limited working proficiency)
Participant at BBG AD Bootcamp – 8-week further education course of Assistant Directing / 2022
BA in Culture and Arts / Tampere University of Applied Sciences / Undergraduate
Hire Nelli for positions such as
AS A PRODUCTION INTERN
Galaxin Pallo / YLE / 2022 – dir. Tiina Santaharju
AS A 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR
Duck Roast / Sons of Lumiere / 2023 – dir. Jelica Jerinic
Doggystyle / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Veera Lamminpää
9th movie / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Reeta Annala
AS AN AD ASSISTANT
Fore! / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Kiia Kuvalainen – in pre production (script breakdown)
Besides these productions Nelli has worked on the following short films as a part of her BA studies:
Kolme Keinoa / Tampere School of Applied Sciences / 2022 – dir. Marianna Seppälä – 1st Assistant Director and Screenwriter
Pling! / Tampere School of Applied Sciences / 2022 – dir. Eero Laurila – Head of Wardrobe and Make Up
Kanamies / Tampere School of Applied Sciences / 2022 – dir. Miia Tikkanen – 2nd Assistant Director