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  • Theia

  • Original Title:
  • Theia
  • Screening Time:
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Ada is a bounty hunter catching slaves escaping from mines on the Moon. One day, a teenage fugitive, Selene, falls from the sky. She begs Ada to take her to Theia who is said to grant slaves a new life on Earth, but Ada returns her to the guards. Suddenly, Ada sees a birthmark on Selene´s back: Could Selene be the baby she once gave away? To find out, Ada takes Selene across the polluted Lapland terrain to see Theia. Along the way, Ada is conflicted by Selene playing up the role of her lost child. Selene uses Ada emotionally and leaves her to die. Ada tracks Selene down to gain back her dignity. She learns that Theia was a hoax and Selene is trapped by slave traders. Ada gives up her life to protect Selene. As Selene´s life in the wild begins, she remembers Ada who wanted to be her mother.

  • Director:
  • Mari Mantela
  • Genre:
  • Sci-fi Western
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Development
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Made
    Ulla Simonen
    ulla@made.fi
    +358 409005505
  • Director's Statement:
    Facing a traumatic memory and the consequences of abuse are at the core of Theia. A dystrophic genre provides extreme conditions to this universal theme. I want to address the ambivalent relationship between a mother and a child born from violence. In the mise en scène, I draw parallels between the story of the damaged Ada and the ecological tragedy caused by the mining industry in Lapland. Theia is a study of the toxic elements in our culture and one woman´s chance to overcome the poisoning.
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • About the Director:
    Mari Mantela (b. 1978) studied directing at the Aalto University. Her award-winning short films (An Autobiography, Passion, The Children) have been screened at the international festivals and on television. She has a strong visual style and often combines digital imagery with traditional and character-driven storytelling. Theia is her debut feature.
  • « Back to Catalogue
  • Theia Image
  • Theia

  • Theia
  • Year:
  • 2019

  • Director:
  • Mari Mantela
  • Genre:
  • Sci-fi Western
  • Duration:
  •  TBC
  • Status:
  • In Development
  • Country:
  • Finland
  • Production Company:
  • Made
    Ulla Simonen
    ulla@made.fi
    +358 409005505
  • Sales Company:
  • Available
  • Ada is a bounty hunter catching slaves escaping from mines on the Moon. One day, a teenage fugitive, Selene, falls from the sky. She begs Ada to take her to Theia who is said to grant slaves a new life on Earth, but Ada returns her to the guards. Suddenly, Ada sees a birthmark on Selene´s back: Could Selene be the baby she once gave away? To find out, Ada takes Selene across the polluted Lapland terrain to see Theia. Along the way, Ada is conflicted by Selene playing up the role of her lost child. Selene uses Ada emotionally and leaves her to die. Ada tracks Selene down to gain back her dignity. She learns that Theia was a hoax and Selene is trapped by slave traders. Ada gives up her life to protect Selene. As Selene´s life in the wild begins, she remembers Ada who wanted to be her mother.

  • Director's Statement:
    Facing a traumatic memory and the consequences of abuse are at the core of Theia. A dystrophic genre provides extreme conditions to this universal theme. I want to address the ambivalent relationship between a mother and a child born from violence. In the mise en scène, I draw parallels between the story of the damaged Ada and the ecological tragedy caused by the mining industry in Lapland. Theia is a study of the toxic elements in our culture and one woman´s chance to overcome the poisoning.
  • About the Director:
    Mari Mantela (b. 1978) studied directing at the Aalto University. Her award-winning short films (An Autobiography, Passion, The Children) have been screened at the international festivals and on television. She has a strong visual style and often combines digital imagery with traditional and character-driven storytelling. Theia is her debut feature.