DREAM DRIVEN

AUTOLLA NEPALIIN - UNELMIEN ELOKUVA

By Timo PELTOKANGAS

BLACK LION PICTURES OY - as SALES All rights, World / DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World, FINLAND

Documentary - Completed 2014

Dream Driven is a charity adventure film, telling the story of a dream of one young man that grew into a nationwide phenomenon in Finland.

    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Road movie, Action/Adventure
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH, ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 102 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Timo PELTOKANGAS
    • Writer(s)
    • Timo PELTOKANGAS
    • Producer(s)
    • Mikael HAUTALA (ELI Creative)
    • Synopsis
    • Dream Driven is a charity adventure film, telling the story of a dream of one young man that grew into a nationwide phenomenon in Finland.

      Juho (23) had a dream of a fairer world for the casteless people of Nepal, and his plan was to achieve it by driving from Finland to Nepal and back. Armed only with an absurd plan, an old post van, his most loyal friends, a good deal of carefree attitude and a camera Juho begun the 20 000km journey. 

      The ludicrous dream starts to become true bit by bit once the boys drive through some of the most exotic and dangerous places on the continent facing terrorists, sickness and the aftermath of natural disasters. Their countrymen start to notice their struggle on social media and join their cause.

      Once the trip had been done and the dust had settled, five school buildings and a shelter home had been built in Nepal as a result of the team´s drive to achieve their dream.

      But that was not the end of the story - the team put up a crowdfunding campaign to make their story into a movie. The video blog footage from the drive was edited into the first 100% crowdfunded movie in Finland. The movie shook the foundations of Finnish film industry, getting rave reviews and the status of the second most watched documentary in theaters in 2014.

      The box-office sales of the movie funded the building of yet another school in Nepal and a health camp for 4500 children, but more importantly the movie has made thousands dream of a fairer world.
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