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MovieScore Media: "The Potato Venture" music by Panu Aaltio


Original score from the 2021 comedy adventure feature film directed by Joona Tena, starring Jouko Ahola, Mimosa Willamo and Tommi Korpela, produced by Yellow Film & TV and released by SF Film (Finland).

A start-up entrepreneur tries to import potato to Finland in the 17th century.

“What kind of music do you write for a comedy and adventure film about modern startup culture dropped into 17th century Finland involving potatoes? To say I was dreading writing the first note would be an understatement. The pandemic also prevented us from involving a traditional orchestra, so I had to get creative with the instrumentation. The score ended up mirroring the film’s anachronistic nature, and became a hybrid of baroque music and modern film scoring. Certainly it’s quite different from anything else I’ve done!” – Panu Aaltio

The Potato Venture marks the ninth MovieScore Media release with Panu Aaltio for whom the label released the acclaimed Tale of a Forest (2012) and Tale of Lake (2016), both of which won the Best Original Score for a Documentary award of the IFMCA. The string of collaborations include The Home of Dark Butterflies (2009), Finland’s official submission for the 2009 Academy Awards and the epic Dawn of the Dragonslayer (2009), the Greece-set adventure score The Island of Secrets (2015) or more recently Super Furball (2018) and 95 (2018). Training as a cellist since the age of six, Aaltio also studied music technology and classical composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki and film music at the USC where he received the Harry Warren scholarship for Excellence in Film Scoring.

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Jeremy [Six Strings]

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