How to Kill a Cloud

Tuija Halttunen, Finland, 2021

80 min.DK/Documentary

Scientist Hannele Korhonen has one ultimate passion: to be the best at what she does and be recognised for it. Her life changes dramatically when she is awarded a 1,5 million USD research grant by the United Arab Emirates to participate in their ambitious project to stimulate rainfall over the notoriously arid region. The opportunity to get proper funding and do good sounds amazing. But, gradually Hannele learns that the financiers have their own agenda. Her enthusiasm morphs into an ethical dilemma and inner conflicts. If she succeeds to make it rain is she giving means to rule the clouds? What is the ultimate price of ambition?
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title How to kill a cloud
Danish title Sådan dræber du en sky
Keywords Finland, United Arab Emirates, Meteorology, Research, Research funds, Skies, Climate influences, 2020-2030
Director Tuija Halttunen
Screenplay Tuija Halttunen, Jussi Sandhu
Producer Niina Virtanen, Pasi Hakkio
Director of Photography Ville Hakonen
Editor Jussi Sandhu
Sound Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Production country Finland, Denmark
Production company Wacky Tie Films
International sales
Online release 24.11.2022, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Allowed for all
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Production company Wacky Tie Films
Co-production Copenhagen Film Company kort og dok.
With support from Suomen elokuva-arkisto, Det Danske Filminstitut, AVEK, Kirkon Mediasäätiö, DR
In collaboration with YLE, Erkko Lyytinen


Direction Tuija Halttunen


Screenplay Tuija Halttunen
Screenplay Jussi Sandhu


Producer Niina Virtanen
Producer Pasi Hakkio
Co-producer Ulrik Gutkin
Executive producer Ville Hakonen
Executive producer Jussi Sandhu


Cinematographer Ville Hakonen
Cinematographer: Additional shoot Kerttu Hakkarainen


Editor Jussi Sandhu
Assistant editor Ville Hakonen


Composer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Composer assistant Rasmus Christensen


Sound designer Kristian Selin Eidnes Andersen
Re-recording mixer Thomas Jæger
Sound editor Rasmus Mølberg Meyer
Sound assistant Marie Dollerup-Nielsen
Sound assistant Jason Lee Cameron
Recording engineer Tuomo Marttinen
Recording engineer Salla Hämäläinen
Recording engineer Ilmari Jyskä
Recording engineer Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Recording engineer Tiia Vestola
Recording engineer Anu Sorsa

Visual effects

Colourist Hannu Käki
Graphic design Tuomas Korolainen


Narrator Tuija Halttunen

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