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COLD COURAGE

(8×45,  crime/thriller)

Two young Finnish women in London are drawn inexorably together via the Studio – a clandestine group dedicated to bringing justice to those beyond the law. But, as their battle against exploitation, violence and corporate greed intensifies, will the Studio’s ends continue to justify its means?

International crime drama ‘Cold Courage’ is written by BAFTA nominated David Joss Buckley (‘Hinterland’). Based on the bestselling books by Pekka Hiltunen, the eight episode series will premiere exclusively on MTG’s Nordic video streaming service Viaplay in 2019. Cold Courage’ will be directed by internationally awarded Agneta Fagerström-Olsson (Wallander, Knockout, Kniven i Hjärtat, Hammarkullen, Den förste zigenaren i rymden) and Kadir Balci (Amigo’s, Trouw met mij, Turquaze). Co-producers are A Private View (Belgium), Vico Films (Ireland) and Sagafilm Nordic (Iceland). ‘Cold Courage’ will be distributed internationally by Global Road Entertainment.


THE MAN WHO DIED

Screen adaptation of the best-selling novel

Luminoir has acquired the rights to develop and produce a feature film of the 2016 novel The Man Who Died by Antti Tuomainen.

The Man Who Died is a thriller about Jaakko Kaunismaa, a matsutake entrepreneur who discovers that he faces a certain prolonged death, having been exposed to the toxins of a poisonous mushroom.

“The story of the matsutake entrepreneur Jaakko Kaunismaa is a riotous tale certain to have potential for an international success. One could hardly describe the Finnish mentality and attitude to life in a more hilarious way!” declare Luminoir producers Markku Flink and Pauli Pentti.

The screenplay will be written by David Joss Buckley and Jari O. Rantala.

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ABOUT US

Luminoir is a Helsinki based production company developing and producing TV series and feature films for international market. We see the future of storytelling not only on the silver screen but in longer stories written for television and other digital platforms. Our primary focus is high-end long  running returnable drama series. Luminoir also provides production services not only in Finland but all around Europe.

Luminoir was founded in 2015 when two film producers with considerable experience came together to combine their talent and professional networks. Ultimately they were interested in telling great stories for international audiences.

 


STORIES ALIVE

Luminoir provides a creative space for talents to bring their stories to live. And if something excites us, we’ll explore all different platforms and contact our long-term partners to make it happen – together. We think that producing great stories is all about creative collaboration from conception of idea to the transmission the show. We always seek new ideas, break new grounds and try to learn from the past. When building cohesive working teams, we encourage diversity and intrinsic motifs. Whenever there is an unbalance our task is to find it and resolve it.


EDITORIAL LINE

Our way to select projects is clear and simple: we select projects that we like and that we believe the audience would like. Our films and series are mostly author-driven human stories with clear vision and sense of humour, stories that relate to the common history of human being/ humanity and that can be shared with audiences in any culture. We make films and television drama series that are emotionally engaging and entertaining.

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MARKKU FLINK

PRODUCER

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Is a producer-writer-director in Nordic countries since the 1990’s. He has created and produced feature films and TV series with Nordic countries, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Luxemburg, Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia. He is a founder of the first regional film fund and film commission in Finland. Active member of the ACE Producers Network- Ateliers du Cinéma Européen.


PAULI PENTTI

PRODUCER

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Is a producer with a diverse background as a director and a producer of feature and documentary films and TV commercials since 1980’s.  As a 1st assistant director in ap. 50 films by Kaurismäki brothers, Jim Jarmusch, Sepp Willsmaier among others. His productions have been shot in Moscow, Sydney, Rio de Janeiro and Lapland among several other places around the globe.

 

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LUMINOIR LTD.

Työpajankatu 2 b E, 2nd floor
00580 Helsinki, Finland

MARKKU FLINK

PRODUCER

markku@luminoir.fi / +358 40 516 6504

PAULI PENTTI

PRODUCER

pauli@luminoir.fi / +358 50 382 2024