About Greenlit Productions
TV and film producer Essi Haukkamaa founded Greenlit Productions in 2011. She has previously managed a production company in Australia, producing several short films that have enjoyed considerable success at various film festivals. Essi now has more than fifteen years of experience in the business.
Merja Ritola joined the company as Managing Director and Producer in March 2017. Merja has produced several acclaimed documentaries and feature films.
Directors Inderjit Kaur Khalsa and Maria Ruotsala joined the company as minority shareholders. They have both worked with Haukkamaa and Ritola in several projects.
Ritola and Haukkamaa will now bring their own productions under the same roof and make Greenlit Productions an even stronger operator in the Finnish film business. Besides Helsinki, the company will has an office in Sydney, Australia, with the aim of an increasingly international approach to productions. Haukkamaa is also preparing a PhD research studying international coproductions from the producer’s viewpoint at the University of Wollongong, Australia.
The first production of the expanded Greenlit Productions, the feature-length documentary War/Peace, had its Finnish premiere at the 2017 Espoo Ciné International Film Festival in May. The writer/director of the documentary is Inderjit Kaur Khalsa while Essi Haukkamaa acts as the producer. War/Peace has been made with support from The Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK and YLE.
Greenlit Productions has currently four feature films and two feature-length documentaries in development, as well as TV dramas, ranging from sci-fi to drama and comedy.
The aim of Greenlit Productions is to discover talented, creative and original filmmakers and let them be heard. We want to produce high-quality, attention-grabbing content for both Finnish and the international audiences. We are an innovative and uncompromising company that wants to do its part in regenerating cinema.