HEAVYSAURS - THE MOVIE

HEVISAURUS

By Pekka KARJALAINEN

SOLAR FILMS INC. - as PROD

Children's - Completed 2015

Join the adventure with two kids finding a bunch of strange creatures, resemble ancient dinosaurs who can walk, talk and love to play rock'n roll. These Heavysaurs, kind at heart but simple and completely unused to human world must be saved from a greedy businessman but it is easier said than done.

    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Children's, Action/Adventure, Comedy
    • Countries
    • FINLAND
    • Languages
    • FINNISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 85 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Pekka KARJALAINEN
    • Writer(s)
    • Veli-Pekka HÄNNINEN, Heikki SALO, Antero ARJATSALO
    • Producer(s)
    • Nina LAURIO (Solar Films Inc. Oy)
    • Synopsis
    • A 12-years-old boy TONI and his girl classmate SUVI find a bunch of strange creatures, locked in a deserted warehouse. The resemble ancient dinosaurs – but walk, talk and love to play rock and roll. That’s why they call themselves the HEAVYSAURS. They are held in captivity by a greedy businessman MAXIM, who plans to turn the creatures into the main attraction to his new investment, an amusement park.
      Toni and Suvi, not the best friends but forced to spend time together by their parents, unite to save the creatures. But that is easier said than done. Kind at heart but simple and completely unused to the human world, the Heavysaurs end up in trouble with every step they take. The kids take the creatures under their wing, even allowing them to stay in Toni’s home while his parents are away – only to find out that the creatures have a gigantic appetite and very clumsy moves. It is evident that the dinosaur and human lives and life-styles will collide, hard, and a lot of amusing and heart-warming incidents happen as they get to know each other.
      But evil Maxim and his two henchmen are pursuing the kids and the saurs. So Toni and Suvi put aside their disagreements and join forces to save the Heavysaurs. And when the going gets rough, the creatures find their courage and save the kids in turn…
      Maxim loses the struggle and the Heavysaurs are free to do what they love the most: play rock and roll – and even earn money. The kids become friends, not only with each other, but also with these literally larger-than-life, lovable creatures – The Heavysaurs.
    • Partners & financing
    • Finnish Film Foundation attached
      Nordisk Film attached
      YLE attached
      NFTF attached
      Sony Music Entertainment Finland attached
      World Sales East-West Film Distribution
    • Production schedule
    • Shooting September 2014
      Post production Oct 2014-March 2015
      First copy April 2015
      Premiere in Finland Christmas 2015
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Sep 01, 2014
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