Max Ovaska's film Carrier makes it to Student Academy Awards finals

This is the first time a Finnish film competes in the 48 year history of the awards.
Man and woman back to back in a bar
Joonas Saartamo and Saara Kotkaniemi are the actors in Carrier.

A BA film from Aalto University, ELO Film School Finland, CARRIER (Lasti), directed by Max Ovaska, has been selected as one of the 7 narrative finalists in the Student Academy Awards. This is the first time a Finnish film competes in their 48 year history.

Please find all the selected finalists here.

More info about the Student Academy Awards.

CARRIER (Lasti), Aalto University/ELO, 2020

Director Max Ovaska
Screenwriter Josefina Rautiainen
Producer Pauliina Maus
Cinematography Arttu Liimatta
Editing Jasmina Hämäläinen
Sound Sebastian Kurtén
Costume Design Maria Ahti
Set Design Annika Arminen
Composer Emil Sana
Cast  Joonas Saartamo ja Saara Kotkaniemi


Janika takes advantage of her pregnancy by smuggling amphetamine from Tallinn to Helsinki with her brother. Being pregnant, she gets to skip through customs control. Hooked on the feeling of importance she gets from her new job, Janika decides to smuggle one more time despite her contractions having started. On their way home the siblings get in trouble, and a race against time begins.

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