Out of the Shadows


This fall was special for Finnish movie industry and especially its genre film scene - with the release of Rendel the international spotlight was focused on our nation's first superhero movie. It feels like it has been impossible to avoid exposure to Rendel's marketing in the usual social media channels and the grim mask of the film's vigilante will be recognized by most Finnish moviegoers.

Ruined Films participated in the making of the movie by creating additional visual effects during its post production. It has been great to see Rendel gather deserved attention, many positive reviews and recognition in international film festivals abroad. We also feel that its legacy will play big part in Finnish movie industry's future - the way is now paved for other genre films to follow. Congratulations to the entire Rendel crew!

A "Great idea" - My Rode Reel 2017 Entry

Here it is - our contribution to the "My Rode Reel 2017" competition! This time it's a short film about film making, and from the initial spark of an idea to the majestic end product, making a motion picture is always an adventure. Do you know the feeling when you've got so many great ideas, endless enthusiasm and a willing wingman - but it proves a bit challenging to convey your vision and put it all together? At least you can take solace in knowing that in the end it's all about the imagination... well, almost.


A key part of any film competition's flavor is the sense of community - the crew is striding towards a common goal under deadline pressure and having fun while at it! When the work is done and out there, begins the interaction between different production houses. We received great feedback last year and cannot wait to see what everybody else has come up with this time! To accompany the Rode Reel entries there's also the mandatory Behind the Scenes material, which is always enlightening to witness - so much work might go into a simple shot.