LevelK boards Finnish comedy ‘Games People Play’
Cast includes The Innocents’ Laura Birn; project presented at Finnish Film Affair’s works in progress this week.
Venla Hellstedt and Elli Toivoniemi produce for Finland’s award-winning female-focused production company Tuffi Films, whose credits include 2019 Berlinale Crystal Bear winenr Stupid Young Heart. The deal marks the first collaboration between LevelK and Tuffi.
Jenni Toivoniemi makes her feature film debut following award-winning shorts such as The Date and The Committee.
Games People Play is a bittersweet comedy about a group of thirtysomething friends regressing to their teenage selves during a surprise birthday party at a seaside summerhouse.
The project is being presented as a work in progress at this week’s Finnish Film Affair in Helsinki.
Jenni Toivoniemi said, “The tone I am aiming for is the combination of ridicule and darkness with warmth – a heart-warming satire if you wish. I strive for the combination of strong characters on the edge, painfully raw humour with heart and an element of danger.”
Published in Screen Daily on September 18th. Read the entire exclusive here.