Heavysaurs

Original Title: Hevisaurus

technical information

2015; Finland; Family, Adventure; 85 minutes; DCP; 1.77:1 (16:9); 5.1 mix; Original Language: Finnish; Subtitles: English

credits

Director
Pekka Karjalainen
Writer
Veli-Pekka Hänninen, Antero Arjatsalo, Heikki Salo
D.O.P.
Konsta Sohlberg
Editor
Kimmo Taavila
Music
Hevisaurus
Executive Producer
Jukka Helle, Markus Selin
Production Company
Solar Films Inc.
Producer
Nina Laurio

cast

Toni
Milo Snellman
Suvi
Salli Siivonen
Maxim
Taneli Mäkelä
Komppi Momppi (voice)
Sam Huber
Riffi Raffi (voice)
Veeti Kallio
Herra Hevisaurus (voice)
Olavi Tikka
Milli Pilli (voice)
Miila Virtanen
  • Pekka Karjalainen
  • Hevisaurus

Pekka Karjalainen

Pekka Karjalainen, born 1961, is a director of several feature films and tv-movies and an awarded sound designer and sound mixer. He has also composed music scores for more than 30 films, TV-series and documentaries.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film
2011
Vähän kunnioitusta
2011
Herra Heinämäki ja Leijonatuuliviiri
2006
Kummelin Jackpot
1993
Hysteria
photo of Pekka Karjalainen

Hevisaurus

After attending a concert with Kids music with his young son, Finnish Metal musician Mirka Rantanen decided to found a Rock band for children. This was the birth of Hevisaurus – and the beginning of a Jurassic rock career par excellence.

The members of Hevisaurus – all famous personalities of the Finnish metal scene – perform their concerts in dinosaur costumes. Their lyrics and the music are suitable for children, as are the volume and the average length of a concert. The band has toured Europe and published several LPs: there have been Spanish, Hungarian and Swedish versions of Hevisaurus and a sheer amazing load of Hevisaurus franchise. Despite (or thanks to) its unusual appearance and target audience, Hevisaurus is without doubt one of Finland’s most famous and commercially most successful music groups.


photo of Hevisaurus
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