The Human Torch

Risto-Pekka Blom

We have acted according to the demands of society. We have followed the rules. We do not mock or belittle people different from us. But it is not okay to come here to upset the status quo, provoking all kinds of jeering at the hot dog kiosk. The Human Torch is a one-shot short film about a traffic crossing at night, where respectable people are waiting for the light to change. The film is about losing your sense of security in a world that is changing uncontrollably.

Production Year
2022
Duration
00:05:56
Type
Tags
Original Title
Ihmissoihtu
Finnish Title

Ihmissoihtu

English Title

The Human Torch

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Risto-Pekka Blom (Author), Kerttu Hakkarainen (Cinematographer), Ville Hakonen (Editor), Risto-Pekka Blom (Script), Petri Koskimäki (Sound Design), Eeva Simola (Actor), Ilona Huhta (Actor), Tommi Korhonen (Actor), Aarne Laurell (Actor), Jimi Jokinen (Actor), Mika Siira (Actor), Pekka Lepistö (Actor), YLE (Funder), Film Tampere (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Kirkon Mediasäätiö (Funder), Suomen elokuvasäätiö (Funder), Wacky Tie Films Oy (Production Company)
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Risto-Pekka Blom

Born: 1970

Risto-Pekka Blom graduated from technical education but never felt motivated to pursue a career as technician. For a few years he was looking for his purpose in life, until in the age of 27 he started a short course of Audiovisual Media and Expression, after which he graduated from Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media in 2005. Since then Blom’s video art and experimental short films have been exhibited in festivals and events in over twenty countries. His film Theme Park (2015) has won the Main Prize at Tampere Film Festival and Helsinki Short Film Festival in 2015.