PRODUCTIONS

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WHITE WALL

Are all mysteries meant to be solved?

A mysterious white wall is found deep underground, at the mining site of the world's largest final depository for nuclear waste.

GROUNDED SCI-FI | SEASON 1: 8 x 45'
- 2020
- Co-Production with NICE Drama Sweden
- SVT Sweden & YLE Finland
- Distribution: DRG

- White Wall at IMDB

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CALIFORNIAN COMMANDO

A spoiled Californian hipster is forced to join the Finnish army commando training.

COMEDY | SEASON 1: 10 x 24'
- 2020
- Elisa Original (Kalifornian Kommando)
- Distribution: Red Arrow

- Perfect Commando at IMDB

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BAD APPLES
There's a method for your madness.

Student activist Onerva is committed to an experimental pshyciatric program for women at a 1970s sanatorium.

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8x45'
- 2021
- Elisa & Nelonen
- Distribution: Lagardère Studios Distribution
- Bad Apples at IMDB 

IN DEVELOPMENT

 
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ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
The truth isn't what it used to be.

We like to believe the truth will always emerge. It doesn't. Someone needs to dig it out.

POLITICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8 x 45'

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MONKEY BOX
Who cares about reality

A couple of start up nerds manage to create synthetic reality that looks and feels much better than the old and worn out real world.

FUTURISTIC DRAMA | SEASON 1: 8 x 45'

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SECONDS

Accident investigator Marita Kaila’s job is solving the mysteries behind major disasters. If such catastrophes can rock an entire nation, how could Marita's own psyche not take a hit?

DRAMA | SEASON 1: 6 x 45'

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THE ASTRONAUT

Yesterday the world fell asleep. Today the astronaut fell to Earth. There won’t be tomorrow unless she can wake us up.

SCI-FI DRAMA | MINI-SERIES: 6 x 45'

THE SOCIAL WORKER
I'm from the government. And I'm here to kill you.

Finland, the happiest country in the world. There is no unemployment, no illegal drugs, no crime, no bad news. If only people knew how this is made possible.

POLITICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8 x 45'

CREDITS

 

EASY LIVING (Helppo Elämä)
2009-2011
MTV3 (Finland)
Moskito Television
Created by: 
Mikko Pöllä & Roope Lehtinen
Writer: Mikko Pöllä
Executive Producer: Roope Lehtinen

Golden Venla Awards:
Best Drama 2009-2011
Seoul Intl. Drama Awards 2010:
Best Actor

HOOKED (Koukussa)
2015
YLE (Finland)
Moskito Television
Created by: 
Laura Suhonen & Roope Lehtinen
Executive Producer: Roope Lehtinen

Golden Venla Awards 2014:
Best Drama 2015
Best Writer 2015

HIDDEN TRACKS (Helsingin Herra)
2012
MTV3 (Finland)
Moskito Television
Created by: Mikko Pöllä
Executive Producer: Roope Lehtinen

Golden Venla Awards 2012:
Best Director                   

PIONEER (Uudisraivaaja)
2006
YLE (Finland)
Moskito Television
Written by: Timo Varpio
Executive Producer: Roope Lehtinen

Prix Europa Drama Award 2006

ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE
2016
Rovio / Sony Columbia
Story by: Mikko Pöllä (shared)

  REMAKES  

BLACK WIDOWS SCANDINAVIA

2015-
Viaplay, TV3

Pan-Scandinavian version of  the Black Widows, Roope Lehtinen serving as EP.

ARANYELET
2015-

HBO Europe

Easy Living remake by HBO Europe, two seasons to date.

MUJERES DE NEGRO
2016
Televisa

Mexican telenovela adaptation of the Black Widows.

HAGAR GOHANAM SERIES
2017
MBC1

Middle Eastern version of Black Widows by Beelink Productions.

BLACK WIDOWS (Mustat Lesket)
2013-2014
Nelonen (Finland)
Moskito Television
Created by:
Mikko Pöllä & Roope Lehtinen
Co-Executive producer: Mikko Pöllä
Executive Producer: Roope Lehtinen

Golden Venla Awards 2014:
Best Drama
Best Writer
Best Director

 

#FIREMONKEYTV

 

PEOPLE

ROOPE LEHTINEN
Executive Producer

Before Fire Monkey, Roope Lehtinen (b. 1970) was known as the founder and CEO of Moskito Television and co-founder of NICE, the biggest production group in the Nordics.  

 

His work has won more than 20 national drama awards and numerous international recognitions, including Prix Europa for best European drama.  

 

The Black Widows became the first ever Finnish drama to be remade for all Scandinavian countries, with Lehtinen executive producing the show.

MIKKO PÖLLÄ
Writer

Mikko Pöllä (b. 1975) has co-created Finland’s most widespread scripted television formats with Lehtinen; Black Widows and Easy Living that have gained remakes by HBO Europe, Viaplay and Televisa among others and that are globally the most optioned Finnish scripted formats ever.  

 

During his career Mikko has created and co-created six scripted dramas and has been the head writer of more than 100 hours of produced drama.

HANNU KALLIOLAHTI
CEO, Fire Monkey Productions Oy

Hannu Kalliolahti (b 1969). With over 25 years of experience in the commercial film and television industry, Hannu brings deep expertise to creating top production value. Hannu maintains a wide network of industry professionals and contractors and excels in production contract management at all levels. Hannu co-founded Fire Monkey's Production unit in 2019.

LAURA SUHONEN
Writer

Laura Suhonen (b 1980) is one of the most highly regarded Finnish television writers of recent years. Hooked (Koukussa) won not only best writer but all drama category awards at the 2016 national television academy gala. Laura also served as head writer on season one of Black Widows (Mustat Lesket), bringing her another best writer award. In 2019 Laura joined Fire Monkey, and she focuses on creating and writing original shows.