Pulkka Shed was founded in 2004 as a partnership to support and facilitate film productions. We quickly crew up into a small documentary film and video production house of our own, without leaving the work we love in directing, shooting or editing as part of larger collaborations. Some of the work we most loved was made for and about art and artists, theatre, architecture, crafts.
Butterfly tapestry was designed for the extension of the new Scottish Opera building in Glasgow by Alison Watt. Minttu directed, filmed and edited film for Skyline Productions of the year long process of weaving and creation to go with the completion and hanging of the work in the new building. The Guardian article of the tapestry project is here.
We made three films for Mer Architects in Finland in the summer 2018, intended for their exhibition at FIN-GER Architecture Biennale in Germany. The three coastal homes in Finland were filmed with some of their owners and their personal items in view to show the houses in a warmer and lived in way.
Lost Treasure was an archive project created in collaboration with Scottish musicians Drew Wright and Hamish Brown , intended to be the opening event with live performance sound track at the Glasgow Short film Festival who commissioned the work. It also toured around venues in Scotland.
We do performance and event coverage too. Some of the favourites are the trailers and multicamera coverage of Fire Exit plays on stage over the years. Minttu also created the video content of their online multi-part narrative City of the Blind (2014), directed by David Leddy.
Edinburgh International Festival created a project with Castlebrae highschool that lasted a few years. We made a film with the students right at the start of the project that was shows at the festival – and a film in the end, summarising the process and collecting views from students, staff and funders involved.