Hailing from HELSINKI, FINLAND comes DON FILMS. Co-founded in 2010 by friends with solid backgrounds in producing, directing and screenwriting, we devote ourselves to character-driven stories with high stakes and unstoppable momentum.
One of Finland’s fastest growing independent production companies, our recent releases include Taneli Mustonen’s psychological horror film THE TWIN (2022) starring Teresa Palmer (The Fall Guy, Lights Out, A Discovery of Witches), with theatrical releases in 34 countries, as well as the Finnish comedy hit JINGLE BELLS (2022) by Finnish veteran director Taru Mäkelä.
As co-producers, we’re on board THERE’S SOMETHING IN THE BARN by Magnus Martens and CYCHOSIS by Kari Vidø, both currently in post production in Finland. This year, our recent co-production HOLD YOUR BREATH: THE ICE DIVE, a Netflix documentary, was nominated for both Emmy Awards and BAFTA.
Other notable releases include, but are not limited to, the Finnish horror hit and SXSW standout film LAKE BODOM (2016) and the local comedy smash hit THE RENOVATION (2020) by Taneli Mustonen (in collaboration with Solar Films), as well as Boris Khlebnikov's multi-awarded festival darling ARRHYTHMIA (co-production, 2017).
In addition to fiction films and series, we also produce commercials for some of Europe's leading brands, and provide production services in both Finland and Estonia, spearheaded by industry vet Mika Pajunen. Co-founders Aleksi Hyvärinen and Taneli Mustonen are represented by Brillstein Entertainment and MGMT Entertainment.