• drama ,
  • LGBTIQ+ ,
  • Short films
In production | 16 min

What My Mother Calls Me

Nimi, jolla äitini minua kutsui


When her mother dies, Anna has a choice to make. Seeking answers, she embarks on a journey of self-discovery to Helsinki, where she finally meets others like her.

DIRECTOR: Wille Hyvönen
PRODUCER: Paula Pitkänen


Wille Hyvönen

Film director-artist-music producer-rapper Wille Hyvönen aka Ville Valoton aka YUNG MILF (b. 1987) was born on the same day as Michael Moore and William Shakespeare, though 33 and 420(!) years later, thank god. Hyvönen graduated as Master of Arts from Aalto University School of Art and Design, Helsinki Film School (2014). She has worked with films, music videos, video art and commercials for over two decades. Her films My Godfather, His Thai Bride and Me, The Salesmen of Happiness and The Unknown have been in cinemas in Finland, and in television and festivals all over in Europe (Arte, DR, SVT, IDFA, Nordisk Panorama).

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Otto Suuronen

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

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