Stand Up

A Film by Vertti Virkajärvi

Synopsis

Stand Up comedian Tomi hears news that rattles his world just before going on stage. In the next one minute, he manages to destroy his relationship, maybe for good. Can Tomi bounce back from the mistakes he’s made?

Director

  • Picture of Vertti Virkajärvi © Vertti Virkajärvi

    Vertti Virkajärvi

    Vertti Virkajärvi is a director fresh out from Raindance Postgraduate Program. During his studies he has been focusing on using improvisation in directing actors and exploring naturalistic film movements. His short film "Henri" won the 48Hr Raindance MA Short Film Challenge and was premiered at the Raindance Festival in 2015. His graduation film, "Stand Up" was premiered at the Raindance Film Festival in 2017.

Awards + Festivals

  • RAINDANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection/MA Showcase, World Premiere, London, UK)September 30, 2017
  • 12th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)September 1, 2018
  • 28th THE FESTIVAL DE TYO (Official Selection, Cergy-Le-Haut, France)October 4, 2018
  • 3rd FECIS - SALTO INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salto, Uruguay)October 15, 2018
  • 2nd SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corrientes, Argentina)November 8, 2018
  • 9th START INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Baku, Azerbaijan)November 14, 2018
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • 2nd SWINDON INDEPENDANT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Swindon, Wiltshire, UK)April 15, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 1st NORTHEAST MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dillard, Georgia, USA)June 14, 2019
  • 19th NEVADA CITY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada City, CA, USA)August 23, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Vertti Virkajärvi
Screenplay
Vertti Virkajärvi & Jarkko Immonen
Producer
Hannu Aukia
Director of Photography
Hannu Aukia
Sound
Jani Nikander
Editor
Vertti Virkajärvi & Hannu Aukia
Sound Design
Jani Nikander
Music
Katu Kaiku (band)

Details

Running Time
10:33 min
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.39 (2048 × 858)
Sound
DCP: 5.1 / Prores: Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Raindance Postgraduate Film Degree
masters@raindance.org
+44(0)207 930 3412

PRODUCTION COMAPNY

No-Office Oy
Fredrikinkatu 25 A 16,
00120 Helsinki, Finland

Hannu Aukia
hannu@no-office.co
www.no-office.co

DIRECTOR

Vertti Virkajärvi
vertti@no-office.co