HEAVYSAURS

HEAVYSAURS

Original Title: Hevisaurus

Synopsis

While staying at an amusement park with their class, 10-year-old Toni and his girl classmate Suvi discover the “Heavysaurs”: a group of dino-like creatures that think of nothing but food and hard rock. The Heavysaurs are friendly, funny and know how to rock the stage – but they are kept in captivity by Maxim, a reckless entrepreneur who plans to use them for his business. Suvi and Toni have to fight together in order to save their rocking Jurassic friends.

Technical Information

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

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

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

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

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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.