A Visit from Finnish Filmmaker Erkki Määttänen
This past weekend, the Coffee Artists™ were visited by Finnish filmmaker, Erkki Määttänen. He is a documentary filmmaker from YLE Finland, and he spent the weekend at their studio filming and interviewing them for his current project. Erkki is creating a story about Finnish Americans and about interesting aspects of their lives. For their segment of his documentary, he has about a dozen or so characters that he has been filming, and he chose a still frame from his video. From that still frame, the Coffee Artists™ are creating coffee paintings. The paintings will be an integral part of the documentary. During the interview of each Finnish American, the coffee painting of that character will be shown, and then be transitioned into the video. It will be a groundbreaking way to share their artwork like this, and is a great opportunity to be involved in creating this documentary. It is slated to air on YLE Finland television and the other Nordic countries sometime next year. Stay posted as they will add the paintings when they are completed.