Joon Tervakari is a Finnish film producer, editor and a founder of film production company Tarasow Films. They studied film editing and directing in Tampere University of Applied Sciences and graduated in 2008. During their career Joon has worked as an editor on numerous film, tv and commercial productions and has handled wide range of genres with both documentary and fictional materials. They was nominated for Jussi Award in the category of editing (Almost 18, Huh Huh Film) in 2012. Four years later they responded to demand and ended up producing films and commercials within their own company. This, who-thinks-is-the-offspring-of-the-samurais, is pedantic film editor and crazy harsh work attituded producer. Working with best professionals and squeezing the final result to it’s ultimate best result is the top priorities for them.
Annika Grof has graduated from University of Industrial Design and Art Helsinki, department of Film. She has been working as a director, scriptwriter and developer in film, tv and commercial productions since 2006. Her best known work is feature documentary Within Limits which has won international prices and was a Jussi-prize nominee in Finland. Annika’s latest film work is a feature fiction There Will Be Spring which is now at post production.
Annika has always been strongly interested in the world and people around her. Her curiosity towards different kinds of phenomenons has brought her at remarkably varied range of topics. Items such as loneliness in the old age, isolation, sexuality, state rank politics as well as institutions, money, high fashion and family issues are seen in the movies and tv-series she has directed.
Annika’s strength as a director in both documentary and fiction productions are an ability to get close to people. Her way to write and direct is of emotion. As a filmmaker she makes the content the first priority, and secondly creates an interesting form to support the content. As part of a crew she inspires and supports it by working hard to archive a result to be proud of.