Private Project

Call of the Cranes

People walking in the forest hear a call of the cranes and gather in a field.

Kurkien Kutsu (Call of the Cranes) has been made in collaboration with the elderly people in “Memory Gang” of The Alzheimer Association of Kanta-Häme. The starting point of the work was an interest in creating a sequel to the dance film Kurki (Crane), which the participants saw during Myrskyryhmä’s film moment.

  • Vilma Tihilä
  • Elli Isokoski
  • Arto Paavola
    Key Cast
  • Eila Pulkkinen
    Key Cast
  • Elisa Saukko
    Key Cast
  • Angeta
    Key Cast
  • Peter
    Key Cast
  • Emma
    Key Cast
  • Teemu Kyytinen
    Cinematography & color grade
  • Samu Kuukka
  • Ville Kuukka
    Sound Design
  • Arttu Salo
    Drone filming
  • Mervi Leivo
    Associate producer
  • Ville Kuukka
    Sound recordists
  • Arttu Salo
    Sound recordists
  • Markku Ilmarinen
  • Elli Isokoski
    Stunt performer
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Kurkien Kutsu
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short, Other
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 10 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 11, 2023
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, FullHD
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Director Biography - Vilma Tihilä

Vilma Tihilä is Finnish film director specializing in dance film. The key elements in her filmmaking are physicality of the moving image, a poetry of film and choreography in editing.

Tihilä holds Master of Arts in Screendance from London Contemporary Dance School and her films have been screened at various festivals internationally, including Loikka Dance Film Festival in Finland, Quinzena de Dança de Almada in Portugal, F-O-R-M Festival in Canada, and Video-poetry Festival in Argentina, among others.

Dance film Call of the Cranes is made in collaboration with Myrskyryhmä.

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Director Statement

Myrskyryhmä is an innovative Finnish dance group working in the field of participatory and inclusive art. Myrskyryhmä’s mission is to promote the cultural rights of seniors as participants and audiences. The activities of Myrskyryhmä include dance performances and artist residencies in care units, workshops for seniors and artists, and dance video projects with elderly people. Myrskyryhmä also provides training for nursing staff at care units. The Director of Myrskyryhmä is dance artist Elli Isokoski. Myrskyryhmä has been a forerunner of this groundbreaking political work since 2002 and currently considered one of the leading experts in their field.