Saturday, October 11, 2008


(Press Coverage: Hunka Junk in Finland, 2008)

From the time I landed till the time I left, every hour and minute seemed to be packed full while in Finland. But still this time, I still got to spend some quality time with friends who kept me balanced through the heavy diet of non-stop screenings, and just as many interviews. The above photo shows just who I was talking with when I wasn't showing HUNKA JUNK 6 and spending time with friends, sometimes with a pint of cider.

EVERY time I return, it seems like home. So much, that I had to do some real soul searching on why it was exactly I was returning. Finland is my second mother, and when I leave, I'm being pulled from it's arms.

HUNKA JUNK 6 had lots of "terveet kadet" with it's success this time there, and here's a short list of people who REALLY made it all possible. Starting from Canada, Mihai (my editor), Greg (with the DVD post for VIDEO DINER) really deserve more than just my thanks. In the United States, Skip at A/V Geeks for the transfer, and in Russia, Igor made a special trip to make sure I had merchandise for the masses.

In Finland, iso kiiti should go of course to Juha-Pekka at Pirkanmaan Elokuvakeskus gets the ball rolling everytime (Tampere), Kaisu @ Keski-Suomen Elokuvakeskus (Jyväskylä), Marcus and Janne at Kino Iiris (Lahti), and Mikko at the Night Visions film festival deserve me to be kissin their feet for their hard work in bringing it to the masses.

Press wise, my hats off to various newspapers that I did interviews with which include Helsinki Sanomat, Valo, Aamulehti, Keskisuomalainen, Etelä-Suomen Sanomat, and those that covered HJ6 including Radio Helsinki, Lahiradio, YLE. Kiitos!

Also, all of you who came out to the shows (and some from all over Finland).

I remember taking the train back from one show, passing through towns such as Tikkurila and Jamsa, thinking how blessed I am. Thank you again for opening your hearts, homes, and time with me to share my paska films!


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