Private Project

I'm Afraid

A seriously ill young man is lying in the hospital and facing death. He is visited by his loved ones and his last moments are filled with memories and various emotions.

  • Santeri Tiilikainen
    Director
  • Samuli Tiilikainen
    Director
  • Miika Vähämaa
    Writer
  • Santeri Tiilikainen
    Writer
  • Samuli Tiilikainen
    Producer
  • Santeri Tiilikainen
    Producer
  • Miika Vähämaa
    Key Cast
    “Riku”
  • Eeva-Leena Malander
    Key Cast
    “Milja”
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 11, 2018
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    Finnish
  • Shooting Format:
    Full HD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35:1
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Kino Ylläs
    Kolari
    Finland
    September 10, 2018
    Finnish Premiere
    Only 4 shortfilms were included into the highly competitive Kino Ylläs official programme. Other selections were 2014 Oscar nominee “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” by Selma Vilhunen, “Moonshiners” by 2016 Cannes-winner Juho Kuosmanen and “Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre” (made at 100 000 € budget and starring the biggest legend of Finnish movie history Vesa-Matti Loiri) by Ilja Rautsi.
  • Amsterdam Lift-Off Film Festival Online
    Amsterdam
    Netherlands
    October 1, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Paris Lift-Off Film Festival Online
    Paris
    France
    October 29, 2018
    Official Selection
  • Cinema Studio
    Oulu
    Finland
    September 15, 2019
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Logomo
    Turku
    Finland
    December 21, 2019
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Arthouse Niagara
    Tampere
    Finland
    October 18, 2019
    Public Screening
  • Cinema Orion
    Helsinki
    Finland
    November 13, 2019
    Public Screening
Distribution Information
  • Tiilikainen Brothers
    Country: Finland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Santeri Tiilikainen, Samuli Tiilikainen

Production company Tiilikainen Brothers was founded in 2015. Our goal is to do personal, meaningful and visually interesting movies. Although we began with nothing, we have step by step gone for more demanding projects and bought better technical equipment. We aim for full professionalism in order to get necessary resources to fulfill our visions about filmmaking.

We are, admittedly, passionate movie freaks, a fact that creates the basis for all of our work. We study movie history, which is a great way to learn from the masters. Since the silent era, many great directors have given their contribution to this fantastic art form. Among our biggest favorites are Charles Chaplin, Sergio Leone, Stanley Kubrick, Francis Coppola and modern talents like Alejandro Inarritu, Nicolas Winding Refn ja Damien Chazelle. All of these directors have exceptional ability to express their ideas in visually stunning way.

Making films is always teamwork. Samuli is more in charge of the technical part of our work and Santeri in art directing, but we direct, produce and do many other things together. We like to work with people who are not only talented, but also capable of fluid teamwork. In our projects people are equal and everyone is treated with respect.

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Director Statement

Our film “I´m Afraid” was selected to Kino Ylläs Festival with very prestigious company. Only 4 shortfilms were included into the highly competitive Kino Ylläs official programme. Other selections were 2014 Oscar nominee “Do I Have to Take Care of Everything” by Selma Vilhunen, “Moonshiners” by 2016 Cannes-winner Juho Kuosmanen and “Helsinki Mansplaining Massacre” (made at 100 000 € budget and starring the biggest legend of Finnish movie history Vesa-Matti Loiri) by Ilja Rautsi. These films are the most important short films made in Finland over the last years. We are very proud of being part of this crèm de la crèm -selection.