Virality

Set in modern day Helsinki, Finland, Virality portrays the lives of several main characters confronted with viral themes. The film links emerging viral aspects in our modern day societies, such as the spreading of news on the internet, with the viral nature of life itself, as in the storyline of a cancer patient being treated with virotherapy.

Being primarily a crime film, the main storyline centers around a bitcoin heist that connects the lives of the main characters. Character storylines involve a young rapper searching for a breakthrough, a policeman who falls for an aspiring musician with a promising international career, a hacker choosing his own path and a cancer patient and a banker who reconcile ten years after the end of their marriage.

  • Thomas Laine
    Director
  • Thomas Laine
    Writer
  • Thomas Laine
    Producer
  • Peter Laine
    Producer
  • Frans Isotalo
    Key Cast
  • Saga Sarkola
    Key Cast
  • Mika Melender
    Key Cast
  • Anne Polvi
    Key Cast
  • Vili Korteniemi
    Key Cast
  • Visa Sarparanta
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Viraali
  • Project Type:
    Feature
  • Genres:
    Crime, romance, drama
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 51 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 15, 2017
  • Country of Origin:
    Finland
  • Country of Filming:
    Finland
  • Language:
    Finnish
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Midnight Sun Film Festival
    Sodankylä
    Finland
    June 15, 2017
    Finnish premier
  • Helsinki International Film Festival
    Helsinki
    Finland
  • Blue Sea Film Festival
    Rauma
    Finland
    August 17, 2017
  • Huhtamo International Film Festival
    Huhtamo
    Finland
    July 21, 2017
Distribution Information
  • Black Lion Pictures Ltd
    Country: Finland
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Thomas Laine

Thomas Laine was born in 8.7.1991 in Helsinki, Finland. In 2012, Laine founded the production company Runoelma Works Oy and has since produced one short film along with commercials and music videos together with his brother, Peter Laine. Viraali is the first feature film by Thomas Laine.

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Director Statement

In Virality my main goal and inspiration has been to document and portray a piece of my own era on my part. As an artist, I feel that this is always a task worthy of engaging in.