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The Slut Trilogy (2009-2011)

This is a series of three short films made in 2009-2011, the so-called “Slut trilogy”. It started from the idea of exploring the borders of fiction and reality by selecting topic as near a possible to a “filmmaking taboo”.

The first film “Once a slut, always a slut” is made with the format of a making of. I’m a director confessing that my main interest in filmmaking is to hook up with men. This was the first time when I forced myself to the other side of the camera. Thanks to an awesome team, the film ended up to be quite funny.

Written and Directed by Hannaleena Hauru
Cinematography Sissi Korhonen & Sini Järnström
Sound recordist Christian Haas
Dramaturgical advisory Ilja Rautsi
Assistant editor Ioana Tarchila

Actors:

Director Hannaleena Hauru
Actor Thomas Lesourd
Actress Marion Casabianca
Former collague Synes Elischka
Former actor Matthias Lindenthal
Props Selina Baumgartel
DOP Sini Järnström
Making of artist Sissi Korhonen

The project grew to be a trilogy as I realized that the format of mocumentary has the potential to be both funny and very realistic. Also I wanted to try out the extreme possibilities of building a realistic feeling by using the method of  documentary inside a mockumentary. The second part “Sacrificed for a passion” was made during our train travel from Tallinn to Istanbul. The method of building the script as the camera circled from hand to hand was a great way to build a film. Special thanks goes to Jerker and Greg, who really put themselves on the line while making this one.

Director: Hannaleena Hauru

Script: Hannaleena Hauru, Grzegorz Brzozowski, Jerker Beckman

with:
Hannaleena Hauru
Grzegorz Brzozowski
Jerker Beckman

Ando Naulainen
Aleksandra Marchenko
Nicolas Servide
Hetta Huhtamäki

Cinematography:
Jerker Beckman
Vincent Bitaud
Marius Apopei
Antoine Cattin

Also included:
Vincent Bitaud
Catalin Musat
Luca Lucchesi
Lucille Caballero
Liso Cassano
Julia Széphelyi-Frankl
Mara Trifu
Vappu Tuomisto
Bas Voorwinde
Vefik Karaege

Thanks to:
Maximilien Van Aertryck
Anu Kaaja

After making these two films a horrible alter ego of mine had been born. And as they say, you either gotta kill your alter ego or tranform into her totally. In the closure of the trilogy I took the last step to the “real feel”, with some of my closest friends being part of the film. “Back to the lover” was made to close the trilogy and also to have a some sort of time capsule about the mixed up period in my life in Helsinki and outside of it.

Director: Hannaleena Hauru

Crew: Hannaleena Hauru, Ilja Rautsi, Synes Elischka, Ville-Veikko Kerimaa, Lasse Poser, Ossi Koskelainen, Tanja Heinänen, Anu Kaaja, Jarno Elonen

And oh yes, like any great consept :), the slut trilogy has a spin-of as well. Hetta Huhtamäki made “Self sacrificing for an ideal” as a spin of to the second part of my trilogy of annoying usage of power to fulfil one’s desires…

The spin of:

Director: Hetta Huhtamäki

Cinematography: Begüm Güleç
Actors: Hetta Huhtamäki, Nick Shaw, Nicolas Servide, Hannaleena Hauru
Editor: Hannaleena Hauru

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