Teemu Nikki, is a experienced, prolific, award winning filmmaker and son of a pig- farmer from Sysmä, Finland. His last feature film, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic, won audience award in Venice Film Festival 2021, and his last TV-series Mister8 won best series in Cannes Series the same year. Nikki has also directed 4 other features and numerous short films which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world. Nikki’s style is best described as a good willed yet unapologetic political satire of humanity.
It’s Alive Films is a Helsinki-based production company founded by Teemu Nikki, a director and a filmmaker and Jani Pösö, a producer and a writer. All of our productions are entertaining takes on deadly serious subjects. In addition to The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic (78th Venice international Film festival Audience award winner) our best know works are Euthanizer, Finland’s official Oscar candidate 2018, Mental (Sekasin) a multi-remade pitch-black comedy about mental problems among young people and Cannes Series winner Mister8. So far It’s Alive has produced 17 short films, 5 feature films, and 3 TV-series – and 2 there’s more features in post production right now.
It’s Alive, filmography:
The Blind man who didn’t want to see Titanic, 2021
Simo Times Three, 2012
Best Series, Winner
Best Performance: Pekka Strang
THE BLIND MAN WHO DID NOT WANT TO SEE TITANIC
Orrizonti Extra Audience Award
La Biennale Venice Film Festival 2021, Winner
Best Film ( Feature narrative films ), Winner
Best Actor Award: Petri Poikolainen
Elgouna Film Festival 2021
¨Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival Competition, Audience Award, Winner