New short film about contemporary Kallio screening at Villa Hakasalmi until 12 February 2023
Students from Kallio Upper Secondary School and American director Peter Allen Stone have created a short film about contemporary Kallio that was inspired by the ‘On the Streets of Crime and Love’ exhibition. ‘Hehku’ (glow) offers a fresh take on the image of the district by older films about Kallio. The short film is screening at the museum until 12 February 2023.
The international short film project by Kallio Upper Secondary School was inspired by the films and television series set in the Helsinki beyond Pitkäsilta bridge, which the creators learned more about in the ‘On the Streets of Crime and Love’ exhibition at Villa Hakasalmi.
The fifteen-minute film written by general upper secondary school students is a vivid tale of the lives of Aamu, who has just moved to Kallio from Berlin, and her new friends in Kallio. Longing and loneliness are gradually replaced by new opportunities and finding your own place in the world.
The film was directed by actor-director and acting for the camera teacher Peter Allen Stone from the United States. Stone has worked with educational institutions in several countries from South Korea to India, and Kallio Upper Secondary School and Helsinki have become familiar to him.
“The excited devotion to their roles by the students of Kallio Upper Secondary School and natural acting in front of the camera created a lovely atmosphere in our short film project, and the end result is so wonderful that it could be shown at international festivals. Helsinki is one of my favourite towns, and I am always happy to return,” Stone says.
The Hehku short film was carried out in conjunction with the acting for the camera, media, light and sound design and German courses at Kallio Upper Secondary School and in cooperation with the Helsinki Vocational College and Adult Institute. A total of more than 50 students and 10 teachers were involved in the project.
On the Streets of Crime and Love
Villa Hakasalmi, Mannerheimintie 13 B
until 12 February 2023 Tue at 11.00–19.00, Wed–Sun at 11.00–17.00
€14/10, free admission with the Museum Card and for people under the age of 18.
Photo: Riina Talka