Happy Birthday from Melbourne


The 100 Mates of Finland project was initiated by the Embassy of Finland in Canberra with collecting well wishes from Down Under from various Finnish brands and Finns living overseas. Our crew spent a day in Melbourne talking to the locals all over the city and collected Happy Birthday wishes for the 100 years independent Finland. The Finnish Embassy shared a series of three videos created in their social media to spread the word about the centennial celebrations.


The Embassy of Finland to Australia, Antti Niemelä & Tea Saarinen

FACC in Melbourne, Sanna Ruuskanen

Film Production Company: Taival Films


Director: Melisa Visca

Director of Photography: Jordan Montgomery

Producer & 1st Assistant Director: Heidi Ylä-Ajos

Co-Producer: Daniel Robbins

On-Set Audio Recordits: Bianca Molini & Daniel Elia

Sound post-production: Bianca Molini 

Editor & Colourist: Syaheed Ismail



The amazing people of Melbourne

Special thanks to: 

SAE Creative Media Institute Melbourne