Hello dear Backers!
By now, many of you should have received your rewards. Finally!
Special thanks to my mom and friends for the help in packaging. And to the... Read more
Aatsinki on iTunes (and update)
Just a quick note to let you know that Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys is now available for purchase on iTunes!
Meanwhile, we are wrapping up our... Read more
Well, I am very sorry to say that we are having some unexpected trouble with the DVD printing. So everything has been delayed slightly. We are all so sorry!!
We... Read more
Last chance, Friends!
If you want to see Aatsinki in NY, you only have until Thursday to catch it at IFC. We've had a great run there, with a stellar... Read more
Arctic Cowboys in theaters! (And rewards update)
Hello dear backers,
We are thrilled to announce that Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys is finally coming to a theater near you!
We open at IFC Center in New... Read more
Aatsinki World Premiere!!
We are thrilled to announce that the world premiere of the film you made possible, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, will take place at Tribeca Film... Read more
The Winter Season
Over the year and a half that I filmed Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboysin Finnish Lapland, the reindeer herders became my second family. Though I'm not... Read more
Launching The Aatsinki Season
As many of you know, we've spent the last few months putting the finishing touches on our upcoming film, Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys– but that’s... Read more
Hello, dear dear Aatsinki donors,
After many months of toil, we are pleased to announce that we have picture locked Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys!
In film lingo, this... Read more
A Note from Fellow Adventurer/Co-Founder of Atlas Obscura, Dylan Thuras
Jessica and I go back to 2008, when we met and immediately bonded over being mutually jealous of each other’s travels. Hearing about the year (!) she spent in the... Read more
We Made It!
But we aren't finished yet -- we have 52 more hours in the campaign... Read more
The ARCTIC COWBOYS (temporary) tattoo is here! Designed by Jeremy Swinarton and hand-drawn by yours truly, these tattoos are the ultimate expression of Arctic Cowboy mania. Wear yours with pride!... Read more
For New Yorkers
My good friends at Film Forum in NYC (where my last film, Beetle Queen Conquers Tokyo, opened) have generously offered to give a Film Forum membership to the first... Read more
To Ease You into Your Monday...
As a special treat for you, our lovely supporters, I am sharing another outtake from the film. A little bit of adorable for your Monday morning.
This is Hilla-Ho (also... Read more
Our hotly anticipated quiz is now available!
Are you an Arctic Cowboy? There is only one way to find out.
We would love it if you would share your... Read more
As if the Filmmaker Magazine post wasn't enough, the Sundance Institute recently invited me to write a story about Aatsinkifor their blog. They left it wide open, so I... Read more
Filmmaker Magazine is talking about us, you should be too!
I'm flattered that Filmmaker Magazine asked me a few questions about Aatsinki. Check out the interview here.
And keep spreading the word about the project and the campaign. The... Read more
A note from AATSINKI's Co-Producer, Jari Etelälahti
Why did I want Jessica to film her movie in Salla? Salla is Lapland in mini-scale. It has untouched tunturis(mountains), deep unknown forests, beautiful wild animals, and the excitement... Read more
Are you an Arctic Cowboy?
Though we’re aiming to raise $38,000, we thought a fun incentive would be just the thing to get us over the $19,000 midpoint. Once our pledges surpass this magic number,... Read more
A creative distraction...
To keep myself from going crazy by checking the Kickstarter page every five minutes, I've been working on a new episode for Mysteries of Vernacular, a short animated series... Read more
Finlandia Foundation Gets Behind Aatsinki!
Exciting news – Aatsinki was just awarded a $2,500 grant from Finlandia Foundation National! Thank you for believing in us, FFN!
Of course, knowing that a group like this wants to help get Aatsinki out... Read more
Super Deluxe New Reward
The beautifully carved Lappish kuksa mugs were such a popular reward (they sold out on the first day!), we went out and found some extra special kuksas to add to... Read more
Great Start and a New Reward
Thank you for your generous support so far! We are well on our way.
And we have already sold out of a reward! So, we just added a brand-spanking-new one.... Read more