Magic in Lapland TV series is now ready!
The top tourism attractions of Finland highlighted in magical TV series
We’re proud to announce that Magic in Lapland, the TV series starring awarded Finnish magician and illusionist Henri Kemppainen, is now ready. The English-language series offers visual fireworks and reveals the most mystic and beautiful destinations in Finland.
The 5-part series was filmed in different parts of Finland – Helsinki, Vihti, Oulu region, Rokua National Park, Hossa, Puolanka, Vuokatti, Kemi, Levi, Lemmenjoki, Saariselkä, the National parks of Pallas and Ylläs, and Kilpisjärvi.
World class team
Behind the magic, in addition to Kemppainen, is a group of internationally renowned names. Dozens of top performers around the world have helped in designing the illusions, together with Christian Engblom, the magic consultant that has performed in the Penn&Teller show.
– The series is the most important thing in my career so far. Performances on big arenas were nothing compared to this challenge, and I am more than pleased with the end result, says Kemppainen, who got bruised and burned during the filming.
First deal with Finnair
Magic in Lapland is first broadcast in Finland by Finnair, who runs the series in its entertainment system for the delight of tourists. The series is narrated by Finnish actor Peter Franzén, known e.g. from the HBO series Vikings.
– We showcased the series to dozens of TV networks around the world in Cannes this spring, and got a lot of interest, especially from Asia, says Executive producer Teemu Hostikka.
The distributor for Magic in Lapland is Lightning International, with offices in Hong Kong and Great Britain. The series was also presented in Brussels in December 2019, and received big applause from the international audience.
– We hope to be able to publish more happy news about where the series will be shown very soon, says Producer Topi Paananen.
Love of the Wild awarded by the Finnish Hunters’ Association
Love of the Wild has been awarded by The Finnish Hunters’ Association for promoting a positive and responsible image of hunting. This was the first time the award, named after Daniel Wadén, a Finnish hunting and gamekeeping advocate, was granted.
– Love of the Wild brings the tradition of responsible hunting into today’s world in a positive way, as well as bringing hunting closer to Finns, said Chairman of the Board Tuomas Hallenberg.
It was decided by the production team that the monetary award of 1000 euros will be donated to a nature-related charity cause, to be revealed in February.
Love of the Wild wins another Golden Venla
Another Golden Venla Award win for Love of the Wild: Aki Huhtanen and Äijä the dog were awarded with the Best Performer 2018 award in the Gala held on January 11th. This is the second time Love of the Wild has been rewarded in the annual Golden Venla Gala. Last year, the series won the Golden Venla for Best TV Show.
The Best Performer as well as Best TV Show awards are selected by public vote.