We have acted as a society should act. We have followed the rules. We do not mock or belittle people who are different. But it is not acceptable to come here and disturb the order and stir up a lot of shouting at a hot dog stall.
The Human Torch is a one-shot short film about traffic lights at night, where respectable people wait for the lights to change, even though the street is empty. The film is about the loss of a sense of security in an uncontrollably changing world.
DIRECTOR: Risto-Pekka Blom SCRIPT: Risto-Pekka Blom CINEMATOGRAPHER: Kerttu Hakkarainen EDITOR: Ville Hakonen SOUND DESIGNER: Petri Koskimäki PRODUCERS: Pasi Hakkio, Niina Virtanen PRODUCTION COMPANY: Wacky Tie Films
Risto-Pekka Blom (b. 1970) graduated from Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media in 2005. Since then Blom’s video art and experimental short films have been exhibited in festivals and events in over twenty countries. His film Theme Park (2015) won the Main Prize at Tampere Film Festival and Helsinki Short Film Festival in 2015.
Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Short Films
• festival distribution strategy for short films and short documentary films
• travel, project and material and marketing support for short films and short documentary films
• monthly short film screenings at Kino K13
• curating short film programmes