Ruined Films is a passionate cell of filmmaking talent and vision. We're engaged in creative media production and offer a range of professional services from complete promotional videos to individual post production tasks. We operate out of our beautiful nation's capital, Helsinki.
Our purpose is to create and to see the initial concepts become reality.

Imagine what we could achieve together.

Who let the Cat out?

We're proud to say that we did.

Close Call was a project that started out merely as a costume acquisition. A concept for a comic book themed fan film developed from the idea of a photoshoot, something that costumers and cosplayers are quite common to do. Creative comic enthusiasts as we are, we made a decision to do a light action-oriented short as a summer project. The idea took off and evolved into a script, a choreography and a set date for shooting.

The main parts of the movie were shot in a two-day window during a weekend in 2013. Our compact crew and cast were prepared and motivated and the shooting was an absolute joy if not a little tiring because of the long days. We departed from the location in high spirits, with some ace material and a working title: Black and White.

The post production phase of the movie was delayed for almost a year because of development of the script and therefore the stalling of pick ups. We were also entangled with several other promotional and personal projects. However, from the first stunt training to the upload stage of the finished product, everyone involved has just wanted to see the original idea come to life on the screen. As the annual gaming convention Ropecon (our set deadline for the completion) drew near, we were finally ready to release the film and cheer.

Close Call is a completely unofficial Black Cat fan film, basing its story and characters on the comics universe of Marvel. It was shot in Helsinki, Finland and in New York during 2013 and 2014. We'd like to express our huge gratitude to everyone involved in the filmmaking process. This was a blast, but we're certainly ready for another adventure.

Watch this space for production stories, behind the scenes pictures and random commentary on the year-long project. Oh, and watch the film too!

Blank Canvas Sound

At the moment we're enjoying the period of sunshine and putting the long summer days into work. It's thrilling to say we're soon able to show some sneak peeks and the actual product of one of our short film projects long in the making. Ruined Films is already anxious to premiere this one and to move towards the next scheme!

One of the artists working with this ongoing project (we're being quite secretive here, aren't we?) has got his website up and running again after some downtime. Talented and merry Scott Mcgregor is the man behind the soundscapes of many of our short flicks as well as Blank Canvas Sound, specialising in sound design and manipulation as well as recording, composing and editing. We're really fortunate to be able to work with Scott (but don't mind sharing him!) - check out his website and resumé here.

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Rock on

Pick of Nine is a monthly gallery of our crew's photography 
flavored with a personally meaningful perspective.