Walls Beneath Our Feet

Circus short film Inspired by the Pasila Street Art District in Helsinki exploring urban life from unexpected angles. Collaboration between contemporary circus group Race Horse Company, music producer RRKK and the Helsinki Urban Art.

  • Antti Suniala
    Director
  • Antti Suniala
    Producer
  • Rauli Dahlberg
    Key Cast
  • Teemu Skön
    Key Cast
  • RRKK
    Key Cast
  • Christoffer Collina
    Director of Photography
    500MPH
  • Petri Erkkilä
    Editor-in-Chief
    500MPH
  • Petri Erkkilä
    Color developement
    500MPH
  • RRKK
    Music
  • Antti Suniala
    2nd camera
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Contemporary circus, urban, dance, circus
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 18, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    4,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival
    Toronto
    Canada
    November 24, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Award winner / Best Cinematography
  • Onyko Films Awards

    Ukraine
    November 3, 2022
    Award Winner - Best Experimental Short Film
  • Blackboard International Film Festival Nov. 2022

    India
    Award Winner - Best Experimental Film
  • Ooty Film Festival 2022
    Ooty
    India
    November 26, 2022
    Indian Premiere
    Award winner / Best Short Film
  • Night of the Arts / Cirko - Center for New Circus
    Helsinki
    Finland
    August 18, 2022
    Premiere
  • Viimsi Artium
    Viimsi
    Estonia
    August 25, 2022
  • Circus Open Stage
    Helsinki
    Finland
    October 6, 2022
Director Biography - Antti Suniala

Antti Suniala is a producer, artist and director of contemporary circus.

Race Horse Company was established in 2008 with the mission of creating uncompromising and unique circus with no holds barred. The rough-and-ready performances are based on strong acrobatic skills, the aesthetics of chaos, dark humour and surprise.

Balancing the real sense of danger with comedic relief, the extremely physical acrobatic shows have left a huge mark in the world of contemporary circus. Since the very beginning, Race Horse Company has focused on international touring with their hit shows like Petit Mal (2010) and Super Sunday (2014). The team quickly became one of the most internationally touring Finnish performing arts companies and the founding members were awarded with the State's Circus Award in 2016 for their uncompromising work and risk-taking.

Add Director Biography
Director Statement

For me circus is new ways of thinking and looking at things, something unexpected. I wanted to direct this film to bring that something unexpected in to our familiar urban enviroment. Something raw but beautiful. The street art definitely inspired me. I feel as they are a direct comment on a society and life where things could be very different. I think that circus art hits the same spot in many ways.