Heavy Trip

Feature film (2018)

Turo, a boy from a small village up north does not care about hockey or tinkering with cars: during his free time, his is the singer of the toughest (and only) metal band in the region. After some surprising incidents, Turo and his band mates are given the chance of a lifetime to get away from it all and perform to larger audiences. You are in for a heavy trip! The news spreads in no time, and the entire village is overjoyed for the boys, but, of course, there are some twists and turns before they can set off on. Turo has a crush on Miia, who works at the florist’s. Unfortunately, Turo’s arch enemy, Jouni Tulkku, village celebrity and slimy pop star, is also interested in Miia. To make his and his friends’ dreams come true, Turo has to overcome several setbacks, from his stage fright and the Norwegian Armed Forces to Valhalla’s vikings.

Written by: Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio, Aleksi Puranen, Jari Olavi Rantanen
Directors: Jukka Vidgren, Juuso Laatio
Producer: Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg
Roles: Johannes Holopainen, Max Ovaska, Antti Tuomas Heikkinen, Ville Tiihonen, Minka Kuustonen, Kai Lehtinen, Samuli Jaskio, Chike Ohanwe

2019 Audience Award, Belfast Film Festival, Ireland
2018 Audience Award, Fantasy Filmfest, Germany
2018 Audience Award, Miskolc International Film Festival, Hungary
2018 Audience Award, Warsaw International Film Festival, Poland
2018 Audience Award, Noordelijk Film Festival, The Netherlands
2018 Best European Film, The Ostend Film Festival, Belgium