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Rough Ride

Wannabe gangsters One and Two are anxious to go on their first real assignment. Under surveillance by their boss, they start hesitating and little by little all hell breaks loose as the two are working their magic.

Director Biography - Aleksi Puranen

Aleksi Puranen (b. 1978) is a screenwriter and director from Finland. He graduated with BA in media culture from Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences, Finland, in 2006 and with MA in Film Screenwriting from the University of Salford, UK, in 2012. He has worked as lighting technician, assistant director and production assistant until 2012 when he graduated from University of Salford in 2012. Since then he has focused solely on writing, directing and producing. He has written for theatre, commercials and film. Most of his projects are comedies. First ever Scandinavian death metal comedy "Impaled Rektum", a Finnish-Norwegian co-production he wrote with the director duo Jukka Vidgren and Juuso Laatio is currently in development. Making Movies (FINLAND), Mutant Koala Pictures (FINLAND) and Sweet Films (NORWAY) are producing. As a writer-director he's developing a feature-length documentary "Wheels of Freedom" for Visual Norden Oy.


  • Aleksi Puranen Director

  • Aleksi Puranen Writer

  • Aleksi Puranen Producer

  • Mika Hietala Producer

  • Michael Tötterman Producer

  • Konsta Väänänen Key Cast

  • Raimo Hytti Key Cast

  • Reijo Naalisvaara Key Cast

  • Mika Hietala Cinematographer

  • Jairo Acosta Sound designer

  • Aleksi Puranen Editor


  • Project Title (Original Language): Kylmä Kyyti

  • Project Type: Short

  • Genres: Crime, Comedy

  • Runtime: 12 minutes 30 seconds

  • Completion Date: May 20, 2014

  • Production Budget: 8,000 EUR

  • Country of Origin: Finland

  • Country of Filming: Finland

  • Language: Finnish

  • Shooting Format: RED

  • Aspect Ratio: 1:2,35

  • Film Color: Color

  • First-time Filmmaker: No

  • Student Project: No


  • International Kansk Video Festival Kansk, Russia August 26, 2015 Official selection, main competition

  • Comedy Cluj International Film Festival Cluj-Napoca, Romania October 16, 2015 Official selection

  • The Monthly Film Festival Glasgow August 3, 2015

  • Los Angeles CineFest Los Angeles October 4, 2015

  • ITSA Film Festival Sonora, California, USA November 15, 2015 Honorable mention (Best Comedy)

  • Blackbird Film Festival USA Official selection

  • Texas Ultimate Shorts December 1, 2015 Best International Comedy Short

  • Wendy's Shorts Nominee for best international short comedy

  • Door County Short Film Festival Sister Bay, Wisconsin, USA February 12, 2016

  • Sirius Film Festival China January 15, 2016

  • Goldensun Short Film Festival Malta January 12, 2016

  • Short Filmz June 1, 2016 Official selection Finalist

  • Shortz! Film Festival Chico, CA United States September 16, 2016 Official selection

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