The novel, script and directing: Peter Franzén
Above Dark Waters has been Peter Franzén’s own project from the beginning to the end; he has written the novel and the screenplay for the movie. He directed the movie and plays a major supporting role in it.
A word from the director
I am sincerely grateful
Peter Franzén oman elokuvansa kuvauksissa elokuussa 2012.
to all those people who have worked for this movie. The subject is so close to myself that it was wonderful to get all these co-workers, familiar from a long way back, to build this world. And what a fine world they managed to create.
The gifted, symphatetic child actors made us all think every day why this story is being filmed. What it’s like to be a child. The grown-up actors sparked life to all the characters of my memories; I love them all, even those I can never forgive.
The purpose of the movie is to console, to point out and be an example how a child on the edge of adulthood can perceive his life ahead. How the love of your closest can effect your problems and turning points in a positive way. In the simplest way: how important it is to have someone present.
Homo homini lupus est
Ohjaaja talvikuvauksissa Keminmaassa 26. helmikuuta 2013.
– man is a wolf to his fellow man. But man can also be fire, love. A safe haven.
Winner of threePeter Franzén
Finnish Movie Awards
was born August 14th 1971 in Keminmaa, Southwestern Lapland.
Franzén completed studies at The Theatre Academy of Helsinki, Finland in 1995.
He has appeared in more than 50 films and TV-productions in Finland, Sweden, USA, Hungary, France, Germany and Estonia. He has won three Finnish Film Academy Awards, as well as other recognitions from film festivals around Europe (France, Belgium, Portugal).
He has appeared in leading roles in Finnish box office hits such as Ambush
, Bad Boys
(12% of the population of Finland saw the movie in theaters), Lovers and Leavers
, Dog Nail Clipper
His American TV credits include CSI:Miami
and True Blood
, and he has been seen in films such as Renny Harlin's Cleaner
and Anne Norda's Red Is the Color of...
Peter has a part in The Gunman
, 2013, opposite Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Mark Rylance.
His autobiographical first novel Above Dark Waters
(published by Tammi 2010) was a nominee for the best first book of the year by the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat.
The film rights were bought by Solar Films in Finland.
His second novel Samoilla Silmillä
(With the Same Eyes
) continues the story and was published in September 2013.
Peter Franzén as a child.