Body Language Zone

In four episodes a consultant gives expert advice on body language for the office environment.

  • Kim Saarinen
    Director
  • Johanna Keinänen, Kim Saarinen
    Writer
  • Johanna Keinänen
    Producer
  • Johanna Keinänen
    Key Cast
  • Dave Forestfield
    Music
  • Sami Kojonen
    Narration
  • Kim Saarinen
    Editor
  • Kim Saarinen
    Cinematographer
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Dance film, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Third Coast Dance Film Festival
    Houston, Texas
    February 12, 2016
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Cinedans - Dance on Screen Festival
    Amsterdam
    March 18, 2016
    Netherlands Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen
    Nijmegen, Netherlands
    April 6, 2016
    Nijmegen Premiere
    MovieZone Go Short Award - Best Film, Official Selection
  • Utah Dance Film Festival
    Utah
    February 20, 2016
    Utah Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Loikka Dance Film Festival
    Helsinki, Finland
    April 9, 2016
    Finland Premiere
    Official Selection
  • FRAME - The London Dance Film Festival (screendance2016)
    London
    June 12, 2016
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Best of Festival - International Short Films
    La Ciotat
    France
    July 7, 2016
    France Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Dotdotdot - Open Air Kurzfilmfestival
    Vienna
    Austria
    August 18, 2016
    Austria Premiere
  • The International Dance Festival Aura
    Kaunas
    Lithuania
    Lithuania Premiere
  • Dansehallerne
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
    Denmark Premiere
  • OFF
    Copenhagen
    Denmark
  • San Francisco Dance Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    West Coast Premiere / Bay Area Premiere
  • Defy Film Festival
    Nashville, Tennessee
    United States
    Tennessee / Nashville Premiere
    Best Film Score, Official Selection
  • Depth of Field International Film Festival
    Nassau, Delaware
    United States
    Delaware Premiere
    Best of Show + Best Editing + Excellence Lead Actress, Official Selection
  • Off Europa: Sehnsucht Suomi
    Dresden
    Germany
    September 21, 2016
    Germany Premiere
  • Off Europa: Sehnsucht Suomi
    Leipzig
    Germany
    September 23, 2016
    Leipzig Premiere
  • Tanssivirtaa Tampereella -nykytanssifestivaali
    Tampere
    Finland
    May 18, 2016
    Tampere Premiere
  • Los Angeles CineFest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    Los Angeles Premiere
    Semi-Finalist, Official Selection
  • IndieWise Free Virtual Festival

    Official Selection
  • Southern Shorts Awards
    Roswell
    United States
    Award of Merit (Directing, editing, acting, production design, music, audio), Official Selection
  • InShadow - International Festival of Video, Performance and Technologies
    Lisboa
    Portugal
    December 4, 2016
    Lisboa Premiere
    BEST INTERPRETATION FILM, Official Selection
  • Aword - Independent Film Festival & Screenplay Contest
    Los Angeles
    United States
    October 15, 2016
    Official Selection
  • Multiplié Dance Film
    Trondheim
    Norway
    Norway Premiere
    Official Selection
  • London Golden Scout IFF
    London
    United Kingdom
    Best Editing, Best Actress (Nominee), Official Selection
  • Shorts On Tap - London
    London
    United Kingdom
    Official Selection
  • Frame + Form | Screen Dance Festival
    Asheville
    United States
    Asheville Premiere
    Official Selection
  • First-Time Filmmakers Showcase
    London
    United Kingdom
    March 12, 2017
    Best Film, Official Selection
  • Tiny Dance Film Festival
    San Francisco
    United States
    March 25, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Manchester Lift-Off Film Festival
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    March 27, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Best Film Fest

    Special Mention Award, Official Selection
  • ADF's Movies By Movers
    Boone
    United States
    July 12, 2017
    Official Selection
  • IndustryBOOST Competition

    Official Selection
  • Stories We Dance - International Video Dance Competition
    Genova
    Italy
    June 29, 2017
    Italy premiere
    Best Film, Official Selection
  • Embassy of Intimacy exhibition
    Eindhoven
    Germany
    June 23, 2017
  • WIR SIND WIEN.FESTIVAL
    Vienna
    Austria
    June 23, 2017
  • FIC AUTOR (Author's International Film Festival)
    Jalisco
    Mexico
    November 10, 2017
    Official Selection
  • Portland Dance Film Fest
    Portland
    United States
    August 26, 2017
    Portland premiere
    Official Selection
  • Asia Centum FilmFest

    Korea, Republic of
    November 16, 2017
    Korea Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Tampere Film Festival
    Tampere
    Finland
    March 8, 2018
  • Grand IndieWise Convention
    Miami, Florida
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Hollywood International Golden Age Festival
    New York
    United States
    May 28, 2021
    Official Selection, Finalist
Distribution Information
  • Amazon Prime
    Distributor
    Country: United States
    Rights: Video on Demand
Director Biography - Kim Saarinen

Kim Saarinen is a Finnish director, videographer and editor. In the year 2013 he graduated from the University of Lapland with a M.A. in audiovisual media culture. During the past years he has gained varied experience in his field by participating in doing numerous video productions such as music videos, commercials and documentaries. Most important aspect of his artistic work is to create compassionate stories and evoke feelings that can many times be contradictory.

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Director Statement

The film defies office workers’ day-to-day life, especially in the core of the European Union. It also defies our nature of using our body for communicating. Nowadays people are stiff and only use a couple of fingers to communicate with each other through electronic devices. The body language consultant gives good advice how to use body language in a different way in the office and social media environments. The film also defies the traditional storytelling with its episodes.