WANTED is based on the archival materials of the Uppsala Institute for racial biology (Uppsala University, Sweden). Today - in this very building - research into genetic manipulation is being conducted by dissecting DNA. WANTED animation deals with people's classification based on outward appearance. The subject matter is indeed a timely one, nowadays masked behind the cover of technology as it is. Does modern genetic manipulation justify the previous century's racial research? Wanted was one of the five nominees for the European Short Film Academy Award 1999.
Pentti Keskimäki (Cinematographer), Milla Moilanen (Author), Milla Moilanen (Director), Raimo Uunila (Editor), Jone Takamäki (Music), Epa Tamminen (Music), Antti Hytti (Music), Kroma Productions oy (Producer), Milla Moilanen (Script), Ari Numminen (Cast)
Milla Moilanen is a director, media artist and a pioneer in Finnish digital animation. Moilanen has been working with moving images and multimedia since 1987. She has created short films and many kinds of audiovisual projects as an independent artist, graphic designer and photographer. Moilanen’s award-winning pieces (Signals 1993, Deep 1994, Scale 1996, Wanted 1998, Dual 1999, Passage 2001, Vertebra 2003) have been presented at numerous festivals and exhibitions around the world.