Productions

BAD APPLES

There’s a method for your madness.

Student activist Onerva is committed to an experimental pshyciatric program for women at a 1970s sanatorium.

PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8×45′

WHITE WALL

Are all mysteries meant to be solved?

A mysterious white wall is found deep underground, at the mining site of the world’s largest final depository for nuclear waste.

GROUNDED SCI-FI | SEASON 1: 8 x 45′

  • 2020
  • Co-Production with NICE Drama Sweden
  • SVT Sweden & YLE Finland
  • Distribution: DRG
  • White Wall at IMDB

CALIFORNIAN COMMANDO

A spoiled Californian hipster is forced to join the Finnish army commando training.

COMEDY | SEASON 1: 10 x 24′

ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE

The truth isn’t what it used to be.

We like to believe the truth will always emerge. It doesn’t. Someone needs to dig it out.

POLITICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8 x 45′

  • 2022
  • MTV / C More
  • Distribution: REinvent Studios
  • Enemy of the people at IMDB

In development

SECONDS

Accident investigator Marita Kaila’s job is solving the mysteries behind major disasters. If such catastrophes can rock an entire nation, how could Marita’s own psyche not take a hit?
DRAMA | SEASON 1: 6 x 45′

THE ASTRONAUT

Yesterday the world fell asleep. Today the astronaut fell to Earth. There won’t be tomorrow unless she can wake us up.
SCI-FI DRAMA | MINI-SERIES: 6 x 45′

MONKEY BOX

Who cares about reality

A couple of start up nerds manage to create synthetic reality that looks and feels much better than the old and worn out real world.
FUTURISTIC DRAMA | SEASON 1: 8 x 45′

THE SOCIAL WORKER

I’m from the government. And I’m here to kill you.

Finland, the happiest country in the world. There is no unemployment, no illegal drugs, no crime, no bad news. If only people knew how this is made possible.
POLITICAL THRILLER | SEASON 1: 8 x 45′

#firemonkeytv

It was last day of shooting for Misa and I wanted to capture one last picture of her character Alma in makeup chair. She is absolutely adorable. Obviously another curly legend had to hop on a picture too. Awesome vibes altogether. 😄

#badapples #mädätomenat #elisaviihde #firemonkeytv #alkuperäissarja
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Olen valmis kohtaamaan vastanäyttelijäni. #badapples #mädätomenat #firemonkeytv #elisaviihde #alkuperäissarja ...

Taking a break between the scenes! 🎬
Captain is happy here in Estonia. 🙏
And the crew = 💎!
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#badapples #mädätomenat #elisaviihde #firemonkeytv #alkuperäissarja
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📷 hannessuominen
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First day on set! Hävitin callsheetin lopullisesti, käsiksen, mukin, pullon, kuulokkeet, reput, kassit, eväät, suunnitelmat, takit, suunnat ja muut rooliini yhteiskunnassa onneksi vain väliaikaisesti. Palaudun, jos koskaan, todennäköisimmin syyskuun lopulla. Kohti hulluutta ja sen läpi. Indeed. Onneksi olemme niin paljon enemmän, kuin vain mielemme! #badapples #elisaviihde #firemonkeytv #youaremorethanyourillness #youaremorethanyourmind
#mietuunjoensuustamutenookotosinmisttään #aegna
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About

FIRE MONKEY

Fire Monkey is a television drama development and production company creating original content for audiences both in the Nordics and internationally.

The independent company wants to be the go-to place for broadcasters, streamers and content distributors who are looking for original, meaningful scripted projects with a Nordic twist and best-in-class execution.

Also, Fire Monkey aims at being the first choice for the top talent who want to be part of high-quality projects that travel around the world.

The Helsinki, Finland based company was founded, in 2016 year of the Fire Monkey according to the Chinese zodiac. This tumultuous year saw a whirlwind of events that made the future seem uncertain. This is why the world needs stories – not only for a brief escape but also to make sense of the reality around us.

The future is unwritten_

ROOPE LEHTINEN

Executive Producer
Co-founder

Before Fire Monkey, Roope Lehtinen (b. 1970) was known as the founder and CEO of Moskito Television and co-founder of NICE, the biggest production group in the Nordics.

His work has won more than 20 national drama awards and numerous international recognitions, including Prix Europa for best European drama.

The Black Widows became the first ever Finnish drama to be remade for all Scandinavian countries, with Lehtinen executive producing the show.

MIKKO PÖLLÄ

Writer
Co-founder

Mikko Pöllä (b. 1975) has co-created Finland’s most widespread scripted television formats with Lehtinen; Black Widows and Easy Living that have gained remakes by HBO Europe, Viaplay and Televisa among others and that are globally the most optioned Finnish scripted formats ever.

During his career Mikko has created and co-created six scripted dramas and has been the head writer of more than 100 hours of produced drama.

HANNU KALLIOLAHTI

CEO, Fire Monkey Productions Oy

Hannu Kalliolahti (b 1969). With over 25 years of experience in the commercial film and television industry, Hannu brings deep expertise to creating top production value. Hannu maintains a wide network of industry professionals and contractors and excels in production contract management at all levels. Hannu co-founded Fire Monkey’s Production unit in 2019.

LAURA SUHONEN

Writer

Laura Suhonen (b 1980) is one of the most highly regarded Finnish television writers of recent years. Hooked (Koukussa) won not only best writer but all drama category awards at the 2016 national television academy gala. Laura also served as head writer on season one of Black Widows (Mustat Lesket), bringing her another best writer award. In 2019 Laura joined Fire Monkey, and she focuses on creating and writing original shows.