Lauri Laukkanen Photography and Valkean Creative got an opportunity to collaborate on this exciting assignment from Warner Music & Antti Tuisku.
Back in January 2015, Antti approached me and asked me if I'd be interested in directing and producing a music video for his second single "BlaaBlaa". I had heard the song already earlier and liked it a lot and of course agreed to take on the assignment.
While listening to the song I started seeing images of Antti running in the streets of Bangkok, escaping from the hands of a local mafia. Once I figured out that I wanted to approach this music video more as a short film, I decided to call Matias Koskinen from Valkean Creative and asked him to collaborate with me on the project.
In the beginning of the year, Matias had spent a whole month in Bangkok working on another project, so the place was quite familiar to him, and without his effort this short film / music video would not have been the same. Matias took the responsibility of writing the script based on the ideas that I gave him, and we decided to co-directed the film, with his focus being more on the technical side of things, and me directing and blocking the actors. The collaboration between us worked out beautifully and we are both very proud of the film we created.
We also got a huge amount of help from a friend of ours that lives in Bangkok - Markus Nordblom - who acted as the associate producer on this project. With his help we found a great group of locals who helped us out on set and he also casted the three mob-members that you see in the film.
All in all, this was an amazing project that involved the effort of a large amount of people - LLP and Valkean Creative want to thank each everyone that was involved in the project, without your efforts, this project would not have been the same.
Below you'll find a collection of behind-the-scenes photos from our set:
Behind-the-scenes photos by Atte Tanner & Daniel Taipale.