On a Holiday to Mars

“On a Holiday to Mars” is a humorous short film set in the near future, where the couple Tuomo and Eija have gone on a package vacation to Mars. In their cramped capsule cabins they try to solve an argument that began the night before. The task is not made easier by the Travel company’s persistent marketing.

  • Kimi Otto Matias Mattila
  • Kimi Otto Matias Mattila
  • Kimi Otto Matias Mattila
  • Joonas Asikainen
  • Dimi Valsamas-Rallis
  • Antti Tuomas Heikkinen
    Key Cast
    "Tuomo Pörhölä"
    Stop Nyqvist, Juice, Heavy Trip, Putous, M/S Romantic
  • Tiina Iisala
    Key Cast
    "Eija Pörhölä"
  • Ali Jahangiri
    Key Cast
    "Captain / Announcer"
    Pohjolan Satoa, Kulkuset Kulkuset, Kimmo
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Lomamatkalla Marsiin
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 44 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    4K, Sony FX-9, Digital
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - Stadin Ammattiopisto (SAO)
Director Biography - Kimi Otto Matias Mattila

A film student at Finish film school Stadin ammattiopisto (SAO).
Before SAO Kimi has made short movies independent.

Most notable independent short movies are;
-Tekevälle Sattuu

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Director Statement

Arguing has always been part of a relationship. The hallmark of a healthy relationship is that you can also settle disputes.

“On a Holiday to Mars” is a short film about the quiet love that couples feel in a long relationship. The environment may change, time may change, but everyday love between people has always been similar. A stone foot, and at the same time a stone pendant that we carry with us in the relationship. Together.

Old love doesn’t always need words. A look, a gesture, a sigh is enough and the other person will understand. Understand that now is the time for silence. Understand that now is the time for action.

In this short film, I draw on Tuomo’s behavior from my experiences from my own long relationship. Often a detour is a shortcut to forgiveness, even in Space.