Heavy Trip premieres at SXSW in Austin, Texas
Heavy Trip is included in the 24 Beats Per Second section which showcases films with a focus on music. The film features a group of small-town friends who are trying to get their heavy band to perform at a big festival in Norway. It was rewarded at Baltic Event with their Co-Production Market’s Best Pitch Award, granted by Screen International, in 2014.
The film is a co-production between Finland’s Making Movies, Norway’s Film Camp and Belgium’s Umedia. It was scripted by first-time directors Vidgren and Laatio together with Aleksi Puranen, and the producers are Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg.
On Monday, March 12, festivalgoers can also join the Super Finland event at the House of Scandinavia organized by Creative Export Innovations, IVANAHelsinki and Grandpop with Visit Finland and Business Oulu. The event will feature musical performances hosted by Superwood Festival, the short film Winter Swimmer – Erkki by Paola Suhonen, promotion for the Air Guitar World Championship, and Pulled Oats mini burgers.