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Tuomas Kantelinen

Film music composer Tuomas Kantelinen studied classical composing in his native Finland and continues to make music for both cinema and concert audiences.

He has scored orchestral film music for over 40 feature films, including Sergei Bodrov's Genghis Khan biopic "Mongol" Peter Flinth's Crusade saga "Arn, the Knight Templar", Klaus Haro's awarded "Mother of Mine", Renny Harlin's dark thriller "Mindhunters" and Greek mythology epic "The Legend of Hercules".

On the classical music side Tuomas has composed an opera, several concertos and two ballets: "The Snow Queen" and "The Little Mermaid", both commissioned by the Finnish National Opera and Ballet.

His next classical work will be an opera about Mannerheim for the Ilmajoki Music Festival, to premiere in 2017 - the hundredth anniversary of Finland as an independent republic.

 

MUSIC BY KANTELINEN

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY

MOH MAYA MONEY (2016) - dir. Munish Bhardwaj

LAZAR (2016) - dir. Svetozar Ristovski

THE LIBERATION OF SKOPJE (2016) - dir. Rade Serbedzija, Danilo Serbedzija

JAANISAAR (2015) - dir. Muzaffar Ali

NIGHT GOES LONG (2015) - dir. Vesa Kuosmanen, Henri Huttunen

TERRITORIYA (2015) - dir. Aleksandr Melnik

NANAK SHAH FAKIR (2015) - dir. Harinder Sikka

THE LEGEND OF HERCULES (2014) - dir. Renny Harlin

PURGE (2012) - dir. Antti J Jokinen

ONCE UPON A TIME IN THE NORTH (2012) - dir. JP Siili

THE ITALIAN KEY (2011) - dir. Rosa Karo

FRITS EN FREDDY (2010) - dir. Guy Goossens

YAKUZA'S DAUGHTER (2010) - dir. Guka Omarova & Sergei Bodrov

PRINCESS (2010) - dir. Arto Halonen

HEAL (2010) - dir. Mian Adnan Ahmad

FAITH AND DREAMS (2010) - dir. Will Raee

LEMO (2009) - dir. Guy Goossens

ARN - THE KINGDOM AT THE ROAD'S END (2008) - dir. Peter Flinth

ARN - THE KNIGHT TEMPLAR (2007) - dir. Peter Flinth

QUEST FOR A HEART (2007) - dir. Pekka Lehtosaari

MONGOL (2007) -dir. Sergei Bodrov

THE YEAR OF THE WOLF (2007) - dir. Olli Saarela

HACKING DEMOCRACY (2006) - dir. Simon Ardizzone

HONOR (2006) - dir. David Worth

MATTI - HELL IS FOR HEROES (2006) - dir. Aleksi Mäkelä

THE PROMISE (2005) - dir. Ilkka Vanne

MOTHER OF MINE (2005) - dir. Klaus Härö

THE THREAT (2005) - dir. Kjell Sundvall

THE PELICAN MAN (2004) - dir. Liisa Helminen
 
CERTAINLY NOT A FAIRYTALE (2003) - dir. Vivi Friedman

THE LEGEND OF MOSKU (2003) - dir. Tapio Suominen
 
BAD BOYS (2003) - dir. Aleksi Mäkelä

THE LIFE OF ALEKSIS KIVI (2002) - dir. Jari Halonen

ELINA - AS IF I NEVER WAS (2002) - dir Klaus Härö
 
ME & MORRISON (2001) - dir. Lenka Hellstedt

ROLLIE AND THE WOOD SPRITE (2001) - dir. Olli Saarela
 
ABANDONED HOUSES (2000) - dir. Lauri Törhönen
 
BAD LUCK LOVE (2000) - dir. Olli Saarela
 
IT MUST HAPPEN (1999) - dir. Jan Ijäs
 
AMBUSH (1999) - dir. Olli Saarela

 MARATHON (1997) - dir. Klaus Härö
 
REDEMPTION (1997) - dir. Olli Saarela
 
SIN (1996) - dir. Virpi Suutari
 
CITY SYMPHONY (1995) - dir. Heikki Ahola
 
LIPTON COCKTON (1995) - dir. Jari Halonen


In addition to film scores Tuomas has written news and program jingles and scored the music for many television shows and movies of the week. He has also worked on dozens of ads, including brands like Coca-Cola and major European banks.
 
His classical credits include Paavo Suuri, an opera that was performed on Helsinki Stadium for the Cultural Capital of Europe festivities of 2000 (and broadcast by Arte TV channel throughout Europe), piano and guitar concertos as well as pieces for symphonic and chamber orchestras.
 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS
 

HARPA AWARD FOR BEST NORDIC COMPOSER - 2014 for PURGE

DIRECTOR'S CHOICE GOLD MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM MUSIC - Park CIty Film Music Festival 2011 for THE ITALIAN KEY

AUDIENCE CHOICE GOLD MEDAL FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN FILM - Park CIty Film Music Festival 2011 for THE ITALIAN KEY

BEST MUSIC for THE ITALIAN KEY - MONACO FILM FESTIVAL 2011

BEST FILM SCORE Seahorse Award for THE ITALIAN KEY - Moondance Film Festival 2011


JUSSI AWARD NOMINATION 2003
Best Film Score LEGEND OF MOSKU
 
JUSSI AWARD NOMINATION 2001
Best Film Score  ALEKSIS KIVI
 
MAR DEL PLATA FILM FESTIVAL
AWARD 2001
Best Music
ABANDONED HOUSES
 
JUSSI AWARD 1999
Best Film Score AMBUSH
 
FINNISH ART CRITIC’S AWARD 1999
Artistic Breakthrough of the Year  
 
JUSSI AWARD 1997
Best Film Score REDEMPTION