ESP Testimonials 2015 #5

ESP Testimonials 2015 #5

by April 14, 2015

Samuel Häkkinen – Mira hearts Valtsu

When applying to the ESP with our film “Mira hearts Valtsu”, I didn’t know what to expect as
I had never done a film workshop. We had been developing the film for quite some time and
the interest for the film was not huge, so this felt like a long shot. But just getting selected felt
pretty good and boosted our confidence in the project. In the workshop itself we really found
the film again and worked on it passionately, thanks to our amazing tutor Marie Dubas and
the whole group. Working on the other projects was also rewarding and the group really
bonded with the whole experience. Pitching has always been hard for us so working on those
skills was valuable too. Our pitch got us a surprising amount of interest even if there was no
producers from our country present. We left ESP with a better screenplay, a bunch of great
new friends and a reborn passion to make our film!