Layers Of Lies is currently playing in Finland at select theaters.
Leave it to Finnish filmmaker Mikko Löppönen to put some fire under my fingertips and get a post going for his latest creative offering, Star Snatchers. Löppönen directed the project at a location that was still available to him when another project before that was cancelled, and with the casting of actress Jessica Wolff to lead the charge comes another promising feat from the same duo that brought Eliza to life seven years ago in short film form…
THE COLD DARK: Watch The Chilling New Teaser For Mikko Lopponen’s Finnish Survival Western Shortfilm
Their latest pairing now awaits the festival circulation of The Cold Dark, Löppönen’s latest Finnish survival Western thriller tale stretching nineteen minutes. That’s nineteen minutes of chilling suspense and character development followed by a brutal second half in which our heroine is forced to fight for her life – something I’m always keen on with Wolff on screen with projects like The Finnisher and Löppönen’s blood-gushing action-packed short proof, Eliza, the latter over which he and I chatted and sequel-hyped like a couple of fangirls a few months ago. Fun times!
— Jesse Haaja (@JesseHaaja) April 26, 2018
EXCLUSIVE: Having amply proven himself to the masses with his breakout Finnish superhero thriller, Rendel, director Jesse Haaja is now poised to move forward this Spring for ambitious action horror proof-of-concept Furrow. Haaja took to social media on Monday to break the news regarding the series/feature film hopeful, thus signaling the latest update since development began a year-and-a-half ago.
Described as a cross between Ash Vs. Evil Dead and the sprawling Resident Evil film franchise of late, Furrow sees actress and musician Jessica Wolff in the role of Laura, a young farm girl who accidentally releases unspeakable evil lurking in the swamps and is forced to fend off an entire army of swamp-zombies (or Swombies). Several core members from Rendel are also joining the project, including actors Rami Rusinen and Renne Korppila, and director of photography Tero Saikkonen.
The project has been on hold for a few months now but is ready to go with Haaja shepherding a new rewrite with Petra Forsten who wrote Jussi Hiltunen’s 2014 shortfilm drama, The Legacy. Furrow also hails a reunion of only the best kind with Mikko Lopponen dealing in on the action and stuntwork after catching netizens off guard with the blood-drenched revenge action thriller proof-of-concept, Eliza, in which Wolff also starred a few years ago.
Finish farms, swamps and zombie killing action led by a badass female lead all to the tune of regional Finnish music known as Humppa are just a portion of what Haaja promises. For that matter, we can also share some samples of the conceptual artwork he’s working on with Jarkko Vanhalakka which you can view in the imgur album below.
FURROW: POC Artwork
Fans of online action cinema well-knowing of the comedic misadventures that take place in the body of work from award-winning independent filmmaker and actor Fernando Jay Huerto will be pleased to stick around in the coming years. He’s got some things brewing with a few friends from overseas, including Finnish singer, actress and Wushu purveyor Jessica Wolff who can now be seen in the latest 48-Hour Film Festival project from Jabronie Pictures titled, The Finnisher.
The story takes off with Wolff in the role of Joyce, a Finnish I.A. investigator who coerces an unsuspecting fellow named Tim to help her allocate the sensitive info she has against the will of a corporate goon squad hot on her tail. The project was completed within two-days on the week of June 28, with Jabronie Pictures, representing the project for its festival premiere in San Diego in mid-July, ultimately winning best fight choreography and earning three nominations for Huerto and Wolff, including Best Director, Best Actor and Best Actress.
The two already have quite a handful of projects coming down the pipe from their earlier collaborations this year, and with any luck, they will eventually be able to help revamp one of Huerto‘s most memorable early Jabronie works, the Gunpoint trilogy, with Wolff in a role specifically designed to tie into another of Huerto‘s exciting, action-packed universes, Heart Shot Grand Prix.
As previously stated, things are happening, slowly as always with the state of independent film, of course. But, they do happen, and as good as the results appear to be from this latest get-together among Wolff and the inspired professionals over at Jabronie Pictures, I certainly hope things happen VERY soon.
Hopefully you have been keeping up with Jabronie Pictures over at their official Facebook page, at least. However, if you’re just now learning about them, then I suppose now is as good a time as any to catch on. So, without further ado, feel free to watch The Finnisher in the embed below where you may also subscribe their channel, and even browse for a bit.
Also, while you’re at it, CLICK HERE to visit the official website for Jessica Wolff…but only because a lot of cool stuff happens there too!