Underground Narrow Film n:o 8

Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki

The campaign video for presidential elections in 1982, promoting Sleeping Myllymäki, the candidate of the Sleepers’ Party. The sleep graph shows that he is a genius.

Production Year
1982
Duration
00:02:46
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
Maanalainen kaitaelokuva n:o 8
Finnish Title

Maanalainen kaitaelokuva n:o 8

English Title

Underground Narrow Film n:o 8

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Author), Risto Laakkonen (Cinematographer), Pasi Sleeping Myllymäki (Director)
Press Photos
Pasi "Sleeping" Myllymäki is a Finnish filmmaker known for his alternative short films in the punk and underground scenes. Myllymäki graduated as a graphic designer from the Lahti Institute of Fine Arts and Design in 1976. Inspired by the DIY mentality of punk, he began making his own Super 8 shorts with the amateur cinematographer Risto Laakkonen. Between 1976–85 they produced nearly 50 short films. Between 1979–82, Myllymäki published a fanzine called “Maanalainen kaitaelokuva” (Underground DIY Cinema). The published articles were frenzied rants against the conservative values of 8 mm enthusiasts and manifestos that heralded a “new wave culture”. Myllymäki's underground short films have been screened e.g. at Image Forum Film Festival, Japan, and Venice Biennale 2017.

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