Ritual for the Rainbow short film

Ritual for the Rainbow is a new short film directed by Sami Sänpäkkilä. It is a story about four preteens who live outside of society’s safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organises rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Produced by Sami Sänpäkkilä and Moderni Kanuuna the short was filmed in summer 2023 and it will premiere at Tampere Film Festival 2024. Tickets are available here: https://tamperefilmfestival.fi/en/programme/national-competition-8-shorts/

Pori Film Lab now open!

We just opened our own film audio studio in Pori!

Pori Film Lab is a new audio studio in Pori run by Moderni Kanuuna Films. It was born out of necessity to allow time for ourselves to do experimentations with surround sound without breaking the bank. Now we are also offering this service to other indie productions.

Check out the Pori Film Lab page for more info!

The Goodiepal Equation at CPH:DOX

The Goodiepal Equation has been accepted to CPH:DOX and will have three screenings there end of March.

Sun. 18/03 – 16:00 – ALICE
After the screening Goodiepal & Pals will give a concert at Alice.

Thu. 22/03 – 21:15 – Cinemateket
After the screening there will be a Q&A with the director.

Fri. 23/03 – 17:00 – Gloria
After the screening there will be a talk about Goodiepal’s work by curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Magnus Kaslov and art critics from Weekendavisen Maria Kjær Themsen.

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://cphdox.dk/en/programme/film/?id=450

Six years on intergalactic highways with computer music’s radical answer to Harry Houdini: the techno warrior Goodiepal.

Over the past 20 years, the self-proclaimed techno-warrior Goodiepal from Aarhus has reinvented both himself and his artistic mission countless times. He is an inventor, artist, bicycle maker, speed talker, hacker and composer of radical computer music: Our man Goodie has many talents! So in six years of his life, one can expect a bit of everything – and that’s literally what we get. From when he bikes to Estonia on the home-built bike rocket Kommunal Klon Komputer 02 to give a speech, to when he ‘moves in’ at the National Gallery of Denmark. And from when he (maybe) borrows half a million kroner from the Ukrainian mafia to sell thousands of LPs with 500 DKK in cash in the cover for just 350 DKK per album, to when he is fired for borrowing and ‘improving’ an expensive supercomputer belonging to the Royal Academy of Music in Aarhus. The avantgarde scene’s answer to Gyro Gearloose is always at it, and always on his way to do something new. But Goodiepal is also a loyal friend, and a devoted boyfriend – and on top of that he lives in the shadow of a hereditary disease, which has driven the men in his family to suicide. Meet the man behind the mystery in a film about a singular person.

Samurai Rauni in Finnish tv premiere and Yle Areena VOD for six months!

Samurai Rauni will have its Finnish tv premiere on Saturday 25th of November on Yle Teema channel. After this it will be available at YLE Areena VOD service for 6 months (in Finland only). Director Mika and cinematographer Sami also give some insight about the film before and after. Also featured is the making of-documentary. Awesome!


Go to YLE website

New website open!

The new MODERNI KANUUNA FILMS website is now open! Here we will update all relevant info concerning our film activities. The wonderful SHOP where you can find merch of Your favourite films.

To celebrate the opening of our new website, ALL PRODUCTS NOW -30% until the end of November 2017! Nice one!

Samurai Rauni teaser released!

Rauni Reposaarelainen is an overpowering, alcoholic samurai who sows damage and sorrow in his
surroundings in Meri-Pori, western Finland. A mystical pseudonym “Shametear” makes a contract with the Satakunta Guild of Ninjas in order to assassinate Rauni. Rauni easily survives the assassination attempt and wants to find out who’s hiding behind the name Shametear. This is the beginning of the bloody and absurd road movie in Meri-Pori’s samurai reality.

Following the footsteps of Alejandro Jodorowsky and Emir Kusturica, Samurai Rauni is a surreal and visually beautiful tragicomedy that open-mindedly combines Finnish and Japanese culture with beautiful northern nature. The movie has been produced by Moderni Kanuuna team consisting of people from various backgrounds in music, visual arts, literature, theatre and cinema. Samurai Rauni is the first feature film by Moderni Kanuuna.

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