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International movie production filmed in Tampere, Finland – Tuva Novotny and Peter Franzén among the stars of the thriller Abyss

Credit: Laura Vanzo, Visit Tampere
Tampere in autumn

Tampere’s AV industry continues its internationalisation. The Swedish thriller Abyss was filmed in the city in August last year. Film Tampere has granted the production a City of Tampere production incentive.

The production involved around 35 Finnish working group representatives and more than 100 assistants. The thriller will receive its theatrical premiere in Finland and Sweden in autumn 2023. An international distribution agreement has also been signed for the film.

The thriller stars Swedish actress Tuva Novotny (Eat Pray LoveThe Middle Man) and the Finnish actor Peter Franzén (VikingsBeck, Johan Falk). The film is directed by Richard Holm, whose work includes directing the Johan Falk series of films. In addition, he has directed, for example, the TV series The MachineryHeder and Gåsmamman.

The cinematographer of the production is Anssi Leino, (Sorjonen, Karppi), and the Finn Mikko Tenhunen (Tuntematon sotilasHelene) is also involved as Finnish co-producer. The other filming locations are in Sweden and Spain.

The film is set in Kiruna, Sweden, where mining over many years threatens to collapse the entire town. Events in the film that happen specifically in Kiruna were shot in the Tampere region. Filming has also taken place at the Sandvik Test Mine.

Tampere is a wonderful filming location. There is a flexible attitude here and the professionals of the region are incomparable. We will surely return to film here in the future,” says SF Studios’ Producer, Joakim Hansson.

“We are really excited that the production chose Tampere. The Hollywood film Dual, previously shot in the city, successfully paved the way for new international productions, and the City of Tampere’s strong strategic intent to develop the AV industry is bearing fruit.

Tampere has an abundance of film industry expertise and international quality specialists. These productions are an outstanding place for professionals to further develop their skills,” says Film Tampere’s Development Director, Antti Toiviainen.

For further information, please contact:

Antti Toiviainen, Development Director, Film Tampere
Tel. +358 40 772 6809

Joakim Hansson, Producer, SF Studios
Tel. +46 73 944 33 30