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I am specialized in shooting dance and movement. My dance films have toured around the world in dozens of film festivals and won several awards. Contact me with your idea and let's collaborate!

Videography Showreel 2022

Looking For Loïe is an experimental dance film which discusses the inequality women face in the working world. It is inspired by the works and life of dance pioneer and inventor Loïe Fuller.

Director/ choreographer: Tuulia Soininen

Dancer: Emma Heinonen

DOP: Aino Mättö

Gaffer: Eeva Laulumaa

Location sound recordist: Eveliina Suni

Editor: Tuulia Soininen

Camera assistant: Kerttu Mättö

Lighting assistant: Liina Mäkinen

Production assistant: Sonja Vartonen

Foley artist: Julia Huopainen

Makeup artist: Hanna Ilkko

Photographer: Veera Lintula

Production: Muusa Tuotannot Oy

Funded by: Arts Promotion Centre Finland

Supported by: Pirkanmaa Dance Center

Premiere: 19.3.2023 Arthouse Cinema Niagara, Tampere Finland

Festival screenings: Moving Body Festival (BGR), Exeter International Dance Film Festival (UK), Fifth Wall (PH)


An experimental dance short film. A young woman goes on a self-discovery journey on touch, consent and trauma.

Choreography -  Tuulia Soininen, Sanni Laine and Tiia Laitinen

Filming and editing -  Tuulia Soininen

Sound design - Tuomas Kinnunen

Sound mixing - Eemeli Ruha

Production - Muusa Tuotannot Oy

Supported by Pirkanmaa Dance Centre, Tutu Studio Borealis, Ballerina & Liikunta

Festival screenings: Small Axe - radical short film awards (UK), Elokuvakuu (FIN), Parkkino festival (FIN), Transition international queer & minorities film festival (AUT), Coctelito de Videodanza (MEX), Make Art Not Fear (PRT), Independent Days International Filmfestival (GER), Barcelona Indie Awards (ESP), Bizarrya Short Film Festival (PRT), Tanssin Aika (FIN), Girona En Moviment (ESP), Global Girl Media Film Festival (UK), 

Awards: Best Costume, Exeter International Film Festival, Best Experimental Film, Best Indie Awards, Best Editing, SWAN Perth International Women in Film Festival


VALSE TRISTE a short dance film is choreographed and produced by Taru Kallio. The film is shot in Sibelius' Forest in Aulanko conservation area in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The forest is said to have been young Sibelius' favourite place to hike and gather inspiration for his monumental pieces. This dance film is made in honor to the late composer as well as to the piece Valse triste.

Director - Taru Kallio Dance and Choreography - Taru Kallio

Filming and Editing - Tuulia Soininen

Drone footage and still photography - Aleksi Kaskela

Sound and light design - Eemeli Ruha Piano - Iina Harjula

Cello - Jarkko Launonen

Recording - Tommi Mursunen

Funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation


HEARKEN is a dance film by Alalantela company which explores the relationship between two worlds. They listen, they react. HEARKEN is about time and timelessness.

Director and choreographer- Joel Alalantela

Dancers - Klaara Haapanen, Joel Alalantela

Filming and Editing - Tuulia Soininen

Sound design - Uni Karinko

Still-photography and trailer - Sami Jokisuo

Producer - Mira Pernu

Supported by Arts Promotion Centre Finland, Pirkanmaa Dance Centre

Festival screenings:  Bratislava Film Festival (SLO), Asheville Fringe Arts Festival (US), Open Vision Film Fest (RUS), Frostbite International Indie Fest (US), Lafka the festival (FIN), Kotka International Film Festival (FIN), Manifest Dance Film Festival (IND), Girona En Moviment (ESP)

Awards: Best Dance Film, Bratislava Film Festival


Connecting... is a dance documentary exploring 13 dance practitioners spending a week together on an island exploring connection. It focuses on how the remote island environment and nature affect people connecting with each other. The documentary was created in Nytke Contemporary Dance Festival residency.

Filming and Editing - Tuulia Soininen

Cast - Maria Concetta Cariello, Laura Kuukkanen, Oona Leinonen, Anna Pesonen, Tuija Touhunen, Tiia Laitinen, Sanni Laine, Maija Palsio, Sofia Keto-Tokoi, Venla Manninen, Tuulikki Lankio, Miro Puranen

In collaboration with Nytke Ry, Sirius Collective

Festival screenings: Nature & Culture Film Festival (DK)

Awards:  Malnad International Wildlife and Environmental Film Festival, Best Musical Film (IND), Wildlife Vaasa Festival-International Nature Film Festival, Honorable Mention in Video Art and Experimental Category (FIN)