A DOCUMENTARY FILM BY:
Cristina Ornellas & Maila-Kaarina Rantanen
More than a film about Finnish Heavy Metal the story is told by those who made it. Several of the biggest names of the Finnish heavy metal share their views on society, religion, politics, and on how an underground subculture became an important country branding ambassador for Finland.
Marco Hietala (Nightwish/Tarot), Gas Lipstick (former HIM, now Flat Earth/Hallatar), Lauri Porra (Stratovarius), Eicca Toppinen (Apocalyptica) and many other great names of Finnish heavy metal will take you into a journey, telling their memories on the scene and Finland since the 80’s.
At the end you may be able to decide: Is Finland a heavy metal country?
TOTAL TIME: 40 MINUTES AND 15 SECONDS
ABOUT THE FILM:
A Heavy Metal Civilization was filmed between 2016 and 2018 in Finland. It is an independent documentary solely made by the digital creators Cristina Ornellas and Maila-Kaarina Rantanen.
The film tells the evolution of the Finnish heavy metal scene since the '80s until now. The story is told by some of the most famous and representing Finnish musicians and heavy metal experts. Viewers can also see testimonials of famous artists from abroad, such as Scott Ian (Anthrax) and Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth), telling their impressions on Finland being - or not - “the land of heavy metal”.
Also part of the team is the award-winning designer Bruno Leo Ribeiro, in charge of post-production editing and graphic designing.
Score music by Juuso Raatikainen (Swallow the Sun)