Cast: Merja Pöyhönen, Jari Virman
A lonely woman, yearning to be caressed, allows a man to transform her into a puppet. But when the man loses his interest, the puppet won`t let go. THE PUPPET MASTER is a fantasy drama with horror elements. It combines actors and puppets in a poetic story about longing for love, living in an objectifying relationship and clinging to another person.
Hanna Bergholm has graduated in 2009 from the University of Art and Design Helsinki with MA in Film Directing. Bergholm has directed several internationally awarded short films and also children`s drama TV series. Currently Bergholm is working on her first feature film horror drama Birds of a Feather (Pahanhautoja) which has been selected in Nordic Genre Boost 2016, European Genre Forum 2018 and Frontières Co-Production Market 2018.
The Nitehawk Shorts Festival MIDNITE screening presents the most innovative new voices in genre filmmaking; now at a reasonable hour (9:30pm). This program presents seven films that explore the beautiful horror found in sacrifice and revenge.