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Made in Finland – the Story of Nokia is set to Film in the Salo and Turku Regions

  • The show tells the story of the Finnish mobile phone giant Nokia and begins shooting this spring in Turku and Salo
  • The Salo region is looking forward to the exposure and the benefits for local companies the production is likely to bring
  • The West Finland Film Commission supports the production

Made in Finland depicts how, through their passion and dedication, ingenious engineers, production workers, lawyers, managers, and countless other Nokians make Nokia’s rise to become the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones possible. The Jussi-awarded Maarit Lalli (Kohta 18, Käenpesä, Sydänjää) is in charge of writing and directing the long-awaited C More original series.

Writer-director Maarit Lalli and actor Niina Numinen, actor and producer Minna Haapkylä, and actor Sampo Sarkola during a test shoot. Photography: Anni.jpg / Rabbit Films Oy

Made in Finland depicts how, through their passion and dedication, ingenious engineers, production workers, lawyers, managers, and countless other Nokians make Nokia’s rise to become the world’s largest manufacturer of mobile phones possible. The Jussi-awarded Maarit Lalli (Kohta 18, Käenpesä, Sydänjää) is in charge of writing and directing the long-awaited C More original series.

The six-episode series Made in Finland begins shooting next week in the northern part of the country, after which the shoot moves towards Nokia’s hometown of Salo. The Salo and Turku regions will function as an authentic setting in a story that is familiar to many Finns.

The West Finland Film Commission markets the Turku and Salo regions as locations for both Finnish and international productions, and they have negotiated the shoot to take place in Salo and Turku. “The Made in Finland series has great international potential due to the talented cast and crew working on it and the uniquely fascinating and well-known brand,” says Teija Raninen, Film Commissioner at the West Finland Film Commission. The Commission operates under the regional development company Turku Science Park Ltd.

” Collaboration with the West Finland Film Commission has been incredibly smooth. The assistance they have provided to small and large productions is huge,” comments producer Tiina Pesonen. “During my career I have worked together with Film Commissioner Teija Raninen a lot, so every time I get to bring a production to the Turku region it feels like I’m coming back to my home away from home. The Commission’s extensive experience with all kinds of productions is fantastic at tailoring each production with whatever they need, and we have made wonderful new connections in various fields through them.”

Salo is preparing to welcome the cast and crew. “We are excited and curious about the start of the filming here in Salo and, of course, about the entire series. The Nokia story is also the story of Salo and especially of the people living here, and it deserves to be told in this format as well. Having the shoot in Salo is also something new for us, and along with all of the positive publicity, it will also benefit local companies, for example,” says Tero Nissinen, the Mayor of Salo.

The show stars Satu-Tuuli Karhu, Emil Kihlström, Aku Sipola, Oona Airola and Sampo Sarkola. The C More original series Made in Finland premieres on streaming service C More in the spring of 2022.