• Documentary films, over 30 min
In production

The Happy Worker


The workplace is broken. The Happy Worker looks behind the sleek office facades to show the ridiculously inefficient and wasteful theatre that is the modern workplace. A silenced majority are deeply unhappy, cynical or burned out. Most affected are Millennials and Gen-z’s. What are the psychological needs that make people happy and motivated in their work, and why are so many managers terrible at their job? After Covid work will change, but do we want to go back to business as usual?

DIRECTOR: John Webster
SCRIPT: Eveliina Kantola, John Webster
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Jarkko T. Laine F.S.C, Sun Kim
EDITING: Kimmo Taavila
MUSIC: Olav Øyehaug
CO-PRODUCER: Elisabeth Kleppe/Aldeles
PRODUCER: Marko Talli


John Webster

has been directing and producing documentary films since the early 1990s. His films typically cover human-interest stories with strong central characters whose lives are followed over a long period of time. Over the years his films have been broadcast to a wide international audience, screened and awarded at festivals, and two of his films have received the Finnish Jussi Award. When not making films John mentors and script doctors national and international documentary projects.

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Suvi Railo

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

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