SILENT PAPRIKA DIRECTING DUO

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Two directors = Better or worse?

Henna Välkky and Samuel Häkkinen are a Helsinki based directors duo with a forte in dark cinematic and stylized narratives where they play with experimental visuals. Over the past ten years, they have directed a multitude of short films, music videos and commercials while developing a taste for absurd comedy and thriller genres.

Together they form the perfect team: Creatively pushing each other to the limits and broadening each others perspectives. Two sets of eyes and brains allow one to focus on the actors and the other purely on the visuals. The process between them flows like a continuous brainstorm from concepting all the way to the finishing touches on the edit they like to do themselves.

Their films have been showcased in over 50 international film festivals around the globe including acclaimed Cinequest, Beverly Hills, Tampere and Atlanta. Their music videos for many high profile Finnish & international acts now count millions of views online, and the duo receives praise from clients like Nissan, F-Secure, Universal Music and Warner Music for their impeccable and positive work on set.

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Verdict 30.001:
The Cookies
(2020)

Päätös n:o 30001 - Short Fiction

The average adult makes around 35 000 remotely conscious decisions each day. Each decision carries certain consequences - both good and bad. Even if it’s just about a box of cookies.


Written and Directed by Henna Välkky and Samuel Häkkinen

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One Day You’re
Going To Die

We were commissioned to come up with the most bonkers concept for a brand film that would have nothing to do with what the company actually does. I think we can all agree we succeeded.

Client: Giosg
Concept + Directed + Produced by Henna Välkky & Samuel Häkkinen

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We Are in a Dream (2018)

Me olemme unessa - Animated Documentary Short

There is a line of men chasing us through a city where we can’t run. The escape is grueling, our feet are wet and we drown deeper. We are not afraid, we have seen this before. This film is based on personal recordings of people narrating their own recurring dreams.

Written and Directed by Henna Välkky and Eesu Lehtola

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Kasper:
Taas Tuntemaan
(2019)

Music Video

The lyrics are about songs never written, so that birthed the idea of scenes from films that will never be made. These characters of non existing films gather for a secret meeting from their authors.


Written & Directed by Samuel Häkkinen

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R&A Shorts:
Cut to the Chase

It was a great honor to work with the prestigious festival that has nurtured our creative thirsts for years.

Client: Helsinki International Film Festival
Concept + Directed + Produced by Henna Välkky & Samuel Häkkinen

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Quad Cortex

Our good friends at Neural DSP craft some of the most cutting edge music technology right here in Helsinki. We are proud of being able to deliver content that reaches their standards and speaks to their core audience the world over!

Client: Neural DSP
Concept + Directed + Produced by Henna Välkky & Samuel Häkkinen

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SMOC:
MAGIC
(2019)

Music Video

There is an old saying in the film business: never work with children or animals. Well, we don’t see the problem.


Written & Directed by Henna Välkky

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OLPEKKALEV

Music Videos

These companion pieces were shot during our travels over several years and continents - in the videos are glimpses from Italy, Morocco, USA, Russia, Japan, Mongolia, West Sahara and China.


Written and Directed by Henna Välkky and Samuel Häkkinen

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