Going out into the forest during the long Finnish summer sunsets in search of mosquitoes can easily become a nightmare. But for us, at some point, the enthusiasm of finding larvae, mosquito bites or dead bodies of mosquitoes became so huge, that being covered in mosquito bites became a sign of a successful shooting. After trying several times to record ambient sounds and realising that all we were getting were mosquito sounds, we still wonder why people in the Archipelago continue to say that the actual mosquito problem is in the North of Finland. Maybe one day we will go and find out. Maybe not.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Melissa Suárez del Real (Mexico/Spain) Melissa studied audiovisual communication, specialising in scriptwriting. She worked as an advertising copywriter in Mexico, where she also founded the radio fiction show Radio Pocajú Internacional, and in 2006 received the Young Artists Grant from the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes to write a screenplay. In 2008 her script Furniture was awarded in the NISI MASA script contest. She joined the Spanish Food Art Collective Ali&Cia in 2009. Currently, she lives and works in Madrid.
Albina Grini?t? (Lithuania) Albina studied publishing at Vilnius University and later audiovisual media at the Baltic Film and Media School in Tallinn (Estonia). Her fields of interest are documentary film and photography. Her works have been shown in personal and collective exhibitions, and she is the winner of a number of international photography competitions.Gautier Dulion (France) Gautier studied cinema, theatre and video art at the University of Amiens before a Master’s in cinema in Paris. He taught himself how to shoot and edit using DV, HD and Super 8, and in 2007 was acting and directing in an experimental cinema collective on a feature film Beyond the hills of cosmos. His minimalist science-fiction short film was selected in many festivals. He now lives and works in Paris