6620 kilometers from New York
Markus dreams of becoming a street ball star in New York, but spends his days in his home suburb Korso playing ball with his friends in an old warehouse – and drinking. When Markus’s little sister Heta brings a black guy Jojo home Markus’s dream is put to test. He risks everything to prove that his dream is not ridiculous. But what if it is?
A feature film. Duration 80 minutes. Premiere 2/2014.
Directing Akseli Tuomivaara Script Kirsikka Saari, Jenni Toivoniemi Cinematography Juice Huhtala Production design Antti Nikkinen Costume design Jouni Mervas Editor Jussi Rautaniemi Sound design Karri Niinivaara Music supervisor Otso Kähönen Music Matti Pentikäinen Cast Mikko Neuvonen, Iida Lampela, Ricmond Ghansah, Iiro Panula, Niko Vakkuri Producer Elli Toivoniemi / Tuffi Films, Mark Lwoff & Misha Jaari / Bufo
International Sales and Distribution Bufo
Korso has participated in the Script & Pitch workshop
Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2014
Torino Film Festival, 2015
Cineco Digital Post Production Award, Nederlands Film Festival