The Making of Utopia

Tellervo Kalleinen

The film presents four Australian utopian communities that have survived for over 30 years. The communities of Moora Moora, Bodhi Farm, Dharmananda and Equilibrium responded to the invitation by directors Tellervo Kalleinen and Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen to write a fictional short film that would reflect their principles, challenges and survival strategies. In The Making of Utopia the collectively written short films, the workshops that led to them, and interviews of the inhabitants are intertwined into a unique portrait of the new challenges for old communities.

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Tellervo Kalleinen (Author), Gotaru Uematsu (Cinematographer), Alaksander Burov (Cinematographer), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Director), Tellervo Kalleinen (Director), Kimmo Kohtamäki (Editor), VIRTA productions (Producer), Tellervo Kalleinen (Script), Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen (Script), Tuomas Klaavo (Sound)
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Tellervo Kalleinen is a visual artist based in Helsinki, Finland. She graduated as MFA from the Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in 2003. She works with video, performance, intervention and events. Most of her works are participatory and based on creative collaboration. Since 2003, she has worked with Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen. The works of the artist duo are participatory by nature. Most recent works tackle the human relationship with society through means of film. Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen have participated in exhibitions around the world, including Ars Electronica Center in Linz, Austria (2010), MoMA P.S.1 in New York (2008), Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (2010) and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma in Helsinki (2014). Kalleinen and Kochta-Kalleinen won the prestigious Ars Fennica Award in 2014.