DNA "The Virtanen Band"
A cinematic story of a Finnish Band's rise to stardom with a deceptive manager. This extended cut was dubbed for international competitions. It also includes some scenes that didn't fit the TV-cut. Like the infamous mirror-scene. Script: Jarkko Tuuri, Petteri Vilkki SEK. D.O.P. Daniel Pearl A.S.C. Producer: Johannes Lassila, Also Starring.
This film was my first collaboration with the legendary American Cinematographer Daniel Pearl. The man who shot the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre AND the remake too! And in the middle he was The Man in music video business, working with Madonna, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jackson, REM, Guns'n Roses etc. He had some stories to tell...
The band itself became a real phenomena in