Indie Films

Curse Of The Remote Island

Curse of the Remote Island

  • director: CHRZU
  • original title: Kaukosaaren kirous – En fjärran ös förbannelse
  • German title: Der Fluch von der fernen Insel
  • duration: 16 min 15 sec
  • techniques: puppet/3D
  • themes: adventure, slap-stick, media criticism
  • audience: adult
  • premiere: March 2008
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Curse Of The Remote Island - Sir Void

Sir Void walks around

Synopsis

Sir Void, the heroic adventurer from the golden age of cartoons and silent film finds his way into the world of contemporary television. The curse of endless bad alternatives makes an impact on theinnocent explorer. This true story describes what really happened to to the original Tarzan, Vampira and all their forgotten friends.

Curse Of The Remote Island - evil

This fellow has some plans for Sir Void.

DVD releases

KinoKompo vol. 1 – 10 short films from Finland (Finnish film contact & Tampere Film Festival). BUY.

Festivals and screenings

Awards

  • Special prize, Finnish competition, Tampere Film Festival 2008
    Méliès award, Espoo Ciné, Finland, 2008

A virtuosically executed, clever, and entertaining morality. The film pays mischievous tribute to the classics of animation.

Tampere Film Festival jury of the Finnish competition

Crew

  • written, designed and directed by CHRZU
  • director of photography and lightning: Ville Muurinen
  • editing: Ykä Järvinen & CHRZU
  • sound design: Mikko Paju
  • main animator: Jan Andersson
  • animation: CHRZU, Antti Laakso, Sara wahl
  • 3D-animation: Risto Jankkila / Digital Film Finland
  • compositing and graphics: CHRZU, Risto Jankkila, Samppa Kukkonen
  • the heads and bones of Sir Void: Sara Wahl
  • puppet builders: CHRZU, Sara Wahl, Antti Laakso
  • et building and props: CHRZU, Taru Anttila, Sara Wahl, Minja Tuomisalo, Antti Laakso, Marko Jylhä
  • matte paintings: Taru Anttila,
  • music: Lauri Hannu, Vauhtihirmu, CHRZU
  • music recording: Tomi Pietilä, Lauri Hannu, Kalle Vaintola
  • music mixing: Tomi Pietilä / Akun Tehtaan MixRoom
  • musicians: Liisa Honkanen (harp), Petri Nieminen (flute), Tomi Hyttinen (perc), Lauri Hannu (keys, guitars, mandolin, perc, bass), Maiju Kopra (trumpet, vocals & final scream), Hanna Lahtinen (vocals & uuhs), Marianne Nurmi (vocals & aahs), Mari Palviainen (vocals), Vauhtihirmu: Kalle Vaintola (gtr), Saku Toivanen (bass), Heikki Jytilä (dr)
  • colouring: Greg Fisher @ Digital Film Finland
  • Dolby-mastering: Pekka karjalainen / Meguru film sound
  • thank you: Turun Anikistit ry, Animaation apupyörä ry, Tvärr ry, Lindströms, Leena Kemppi, Eija Saarinen, Timo Tanskanen, Timo Muikku, Pekka Aine, Rami Kallio, Aiju Salminen, Olli Leppänen, Elisa Koskinen, Simo Ruotsalainen, Jarkko Romppanen, Jani Vesalainen, Kristiina Kolehmainen, Kalle Euro, Sara Bronstein, Anna Puukka, Sössö Salminen/Eppu Normaaali Oy, Turkulaiset ravintolat Rokkibaari, Tomate ja Proffa, Eläkeläiset-yhtye, Leo Petäjäkorpi & Co.
  • produced in co-operation with: Yle TV1 Yhteistuotannot/Sari Volanen, Finnish film foundation/Raili Salmi & Miia Haavisto, Avek/Ulla Simonen, FST5/Liselott Forsman, Svenska Kulturfonden, Länsi-Suomen elokuvakomissio, Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences
  • tuotanto: Tomi Riionheimo
  • premiere: March 2008
Elokuvaa kuvataan Turussa kesällä 2007

The studio

Director

CHRZU (Christer Lindström, born 1977) focuses on directing and writing but is active in all parts of the film making from set building to sound design. Chrzu has graduated from the Arts Academy at Turku University of Applied Sciences

CHRZU animates