Ella And Friends
Filmfest 2013

Ella and her friends find out that their much-loved neighborhood school will be shut down, and all the kids will be relocated to a brand new central school – err, sorry, not simply a school, but something much fancier: a Centralized Learning and Schooling Facility located in the city center. They soon find out that the most popular kid in the new facility, Ef One, is to blame for their misery. Or, to be more precise, his insanely rich father is. Ella and her friends decide to team up with the teacher to fight for their old school... Based on Timo Parvela's Ella-series – the most popular children's books in Finland. The acclaimed author has managed to create stories that are not only fast-paced and funny, but also have something meaningful to say. The storyline of Ella-books is built on a solid base of intelligent and universally relatable observations of the absurd world we live in – in a heart-warming way.
The Finnish Film Foundation

tags: Feature film

Cast: Eero Milonoff, Freja Teijonsalo, Kari Ketonen


Screenplay: Aleksi Hyvärinen, Timo Parvela, Original von / by: Timo Parvela

Director of Photography: Daniel Lindholm

Film Editor: Aleksi Raij

Production Designer: Sarah Bowen-Walsh

Costume Design: Henna Saarivuori

Sound: Kimmo Perkkiö

Producer: Juha Wuolijoki

Production Company: Snapper Films

World Sales: Snapper Films

Director: Taneli Mustonen