The Secret Society of Souptown

The Secret Society of Souptown, an exciting adventure film for all audiences, will premiere in Finland on Friday 25.3.2016.

The Solar Films movie is a co-production with the Estonian company Nafta Films. The movie opened in Estonia in the summer of 2015, drawing an audience of 90 000 and is the third watched movie of all times in Estonia. The film is dubbed in Finnish and stars Sampo Sarkola.

The modern fantasy village of Souptown is the location of the adventure, which starts when a mysterious poison spreads around the place, turning the adults into kids. Mari, a courageous and streetwise girl and her friends start to search for an antidote to save the residents – but they only have 48 hours! Treasure hunt is familiar to them; they have a lot of practice from the games organized by Mari’s grandfather.

The Secret Society of Souptown in based on the popular children’s books The Orange Bicycle and The Silver Treasure Chest by Mika Keränen. The movie is directed by Margus Paju and the Finnish adaptation by Pekka Lehtosaari. The producers are Jesse Fryckman, Esko Rips and Diana Mikita.

SYNOPSIS

The Secret Society of Souptown is a story of Mari, a courageous and clever 10-year old. Her parent are so committed to their work that Mari spends most of her time with her professor-granddad. Mari and her three best friends found a secret society, to solve the treasure hunt riddles invented by the grandfather.

One day a mysterious poison spreads in the village, turning the adults into children. The Secret Society has to face an adventure beyond their wildest imagination and try to find an antidote for the poison – which is not easy! The trail to the antidote is full of obstacles. The Society has to solve riddles, escape their bullies and to hide from the menacing masked evil.

They have to deliver the antidote to the hospital in 48 hours. Will the kids find the antidote in time? Can they save the adults?

STARRING
Mari – Olivia Viikant
Satu – Arabella Antons
Olavi – Hugo Soosar
Antti – Karl Jakob Vibur
Isoisä – Tiit Lilleorg
Katri – Mirtel Pohla
Arttu – Sampo Sarkola
Riitta – Evelin Vöigemast
Hannes – Ott Aardam

THE FINNISH VOICE ACTORS
Mari – Seera Alexander
Satu – Saana Norra
Olavi – Waltteri Helisalo
Antti – Fredi Salminen
Isoisä – Markku Huhtamo
Katri – Kirsi Ståhlberg
Arttu – Sampo Sarkola
Riitta – Katja Sirkiä
Hannes – Petri Hanttu

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PREMIERE
25.3.2016

DIRECTOR
Margus Paju

PRODUCERS/NAFTA FILMS
Esko Rips, Diana Mikita

PRODUCERS/SOLAR FILMS
Jesse Fryckman

SCREENWRITERS
Mihkel Ulman, Christian Gamst Miller-Harris

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Meelis Veermets

PRODUCTION DESIGN
Kaisa Mäkinen, Jaagup Roomet

SOUND DESIGN
Matis Rei, Tarvo Scheimann

MUSIC
Liina Kullerkupp

EDITORS
Harri Ylönen, Marion Koppel

DISTRIBUTION
Future Film

TRANSLATION AND DIRECTION OF THE FINNISH VERSION
Pekka Lehtosaari

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