The Finnish Astronautical Society

Axel Straschnoy

The Finnish Astronautical Society is a short film on an amateur society dedicated to the launch of model rockets that is, paradoxically, the main astronautical organisation in Finland. Founded in 1959 by enthusiastic schoolboys who, inspired by the space race, set out to build the country’s first rocket, the society continues to be a place where aspiring rocketeers come together to figure out the challenges of rocket flight.

Production Year
2019
Duration
00:33:00
Type
Genre
Tags
Original Title
The Finnish Astronautical Society
Finnish Title

Suomen Avaruustutkimusseura

English Title

The Finnish Astronautical Society

Production Countries
Finland
Dialogue
Yes
Sound
Yes
Cast
Axel Straschnoy (Author), Iddo Soskolne (Cinematographer), Kari Ylitalo (Cinematographer), Axel Straschnoy (Cinematographer), Axel Straschnoy (Director), Michelle Deignan (Editor), Axel Straschnoy (Script), Tuomo Hutri (Color Grading), Svenska Kulturfonden (Funder), TAIKE (Funder), Kone Foundation (Funder), AVEK - The Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture (Funder), Kolme Perunaa (Production Company), Karri Niinivaara (Sound Design)
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Axel Straschnoy (b. 1978, Buenos Aires). is a visual artist whose long-term, research-focused projects include Kilpisjärvellä, a planetarium film on exploration in northern Lapland under the Northern Lights, La Figure de la Terre, a short film based on a book by 18th century French mathematician Pierre Maupertuis, and the lecture-performance series, Notes on the Double Agent.