PETRI
Luukkainen

I´m a filmmaker

I´m a filmmaker

I started in the late 1990's with my friends to publish our work in "the internet", by doing some low resolution videos, pics and GIF films – uploading them to a website we managed to set up. From those great teenage masterpieces, things have ultimately gotten more serious and I've been running my own production company since 2005.

My film debut was MY STUFF (2013). It went around the world in cinemas and it really was like a film school to me and a route to the professional circuit. I see documentary filmmaking as art and a craft and nowadays I work as a director, editor and a producer. My company is based in Helsinki Finland, but I do have my own bicycle in Copenhagen.

Director and Producer

MY STUFF

(ORIG. TAVARATAIVAS) 2013

Petri's debut film is a very personal documentary recounting Luukkainen's one-year self–experiment of deprivation and discovery where he took every single possession he had, put them all in storage and bought nothing more. He allowed himself to take back only one item per day. Film was theatrically distributed around the world, and it served the basis for the reality show (Life Stripped Bare, Channel 4) and is being transformed to a fictional remake (Pantaleon, Germany) atm.

Director

JUST BOYS

BBC Three, 2018

From Virtual to reality, Just Boys is a six-part series about a group of sixteen and seventeen-year-old boys who found each other in the online gaming world but are yet to find their true selves. We are with them as they step outside their childhood homes to meet each other for the first time, interailing through Europe. Afflicted by mental health issues, loneliness, sexual identity and adolescence, the five British teenagers from different parts of the country and very different walks of life share just one thing; they all feel like outsiders.

Director and Producer

THE CLIMATE GAME

(ORIG. ISOJEN POIKIEN ILMASTOPELISSÄ) 2013

A reactive short form documentary. In 2013 Petri read an article about climate change in the biggest newspaper in Finland and got angry on the angle of the article. The result: a short doc The Climate Game that was produced and released in 7 days. The release was using Youtube as a major media and the production company Unikino made a impact campaign to gain publicity for the topic. Short listed in global Action4Climate short film competition and featured in the WorldBank as Finlands presentation.

Releasing soon as Director

YOUTUBE MONEYMAKER

coming in 2018

When you watch this documentary, we are making money out of it.

short form | Finland | Unikino
expected release YLE in 2018

Works in progress as Director

IN VIRTUAL LIFE

Documentary | UK, 2018 | inquiries by email

Works in progress as Director

NEVER-ENDING DREAM

Hybrid Documentary | Germany, Finland | Kloos&Co, Sons of Lumiere

TV Series as Director and co-producer

FOODMARKETS

ARTE (2016) STEFILM, ITALY

Web Series

LIVE AT WE JAZZ

Finland | Wejazz | Unikino
Season one, 2014 Youtube | Season two - Summer 2018