Ritual for the Rainbow

"Ritual for the Rainbow" is a story about four preteens who live outside of society's safety nets due to domestic violence. Ariel, Rupi, Liisa, and Hemmo make a living by shooting rats at a junkyard and collecting empty bottles. They lack role models and authority figures until they meet a Wiccan who organizes rituals to teach them confidence and how to combat violence and patriarchy — for a fee, of course.

Candy for life! Magic in color!

  • Sami Sänpäkkilä
    The Goodiepal Equation
  • Sami Sänpäkkilä
    Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen, The Goodiepal Equation
  • Sami Sänpäkkilä
  • Ida Sofia Fleming
    Key Cast
  • Emilia Yli-Pukka
    Key Cast
  • Ilona Malte-Colliard
    Key Cast
  • Seela Minder
    Key Cast
  • Miisa Koivuaho-Sormunen
    Key Cast
  • Anne-Mari Musturi
    Art Director
  • Sara Aaltio
  • Jaakko Niemelä
    Sound design
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    Drama, Comedy, Adventure, Fantasy, Magical realism
  • Runtime:
    18 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2024
  • Production Budget:
    16,000 EUR
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    4K Digital
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Director Biography - Sami Sänpäkkilä

Sami Sänpäkkilä is an artist, musician, film-maker and the head of Fonal Records. Sänpäkkilä's work has been exhibited in various places around the world from MoMa - New York to Louis Vuitton Gallery in Japan. He is the cinematographer and editor of the Jussi-nominated feature film Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen and director and cinematographer of the feature documentary The Goodiepal Equation.

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Director Statement

Let's stay small forever, let's keep warm, never sell out, never give up, hope is where the heart is.