CEO, Producer, Partner
Dionysos Films is one of the most active production companies in Finland focused on scripted content for both tv-series and feature films. We are well-known for our reputation for high quality productions reaching large audiences. We are four female partners, three producers Riina Hyytiä, Nina Laurio and Leena Mäenpää-Bentley and scriptwriter/director Johanna Vuoksenmaa.
70 IS JUST A NUMBER 2022
Format: Feature film
Director: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Screenplay: Johanna Vuoksenmaa
Cast: Hannele Lauri, Mikko Nousiainen, Marja Packalén, Misa Palander
70 is Just a Number is a warm-hearted comedy about a legendary singer Seija Kuula who is trying to cope with her career, age and love. Seija falls in love with a younger guy. He and Seija's closest girlfriend suffer from a bad case of baby fever. Problems arise when Seija creates a masterplan to make everybody happy, only to realize that one cannot play with love. 70 is Just a Number is about relationships, regardless of age. When an older woman falls in love with a younger man, love does not care about age, but often the world around it does. Combining dreams of starting a family, friendships, and a parent-child relationship with atypical intimate relationship yields a story that explores the many dimensions of love. 70 is Just a Number is a touching and humorous coming-of-age-story - at 70.
DEADWIND 2018-2021 (3 seasons)
Format: TV Series
Director: Rike Jokela
Screenplay: Jari Olavi Rantala, Kirsi Porkka, Harri Virtanen
Cast: Pihla Viitala, Lauri Tilkanen
Deadwind is a highly thrilling and emotional Nordic crime series mixing murder investigation and a personal drama of the main character detective Sofia Karppi who has lost her husband and is left alone with two children to take care of.
Golden Venla (Finnish Emmy) for Pihla Viitala for Best Main Actress