Lauri-Matti Parppei

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The Beast Friend

Feature in development — 2023/2024

Feature in development, produced by Julia Elomäki at Tekele Productions. Pitched and developed in Nordic Talents, Nordic Film Lab and Finnish Film Affair.

The Beast Friend is a modern-day fable of codependency and abusive relationships.

Mia, a failed video game developer in her 30’s, gets hired as a personal assistant, to work in a big, old mansion on an island. Mia’s tasks include keeping the large house warm during winter, and cleaning up its numerous rooms — all except one. Slowly it turns out that a gigantic bear is trapped inside the forbidden room, and Mia starts befriending it in secret.

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