Fellow Imagineers is a documentary from the fans to Nightwish. The whole documentary is filmed by fans all over the world.
Fellow Imagineers unites Nightwish fans from all around the world. What is it like to be a Nightwish fan in Italy, Brazil, Taiwan, Poland, Ukraine, or wherever you live?
Nightwish is now nearly 20 years old and more popular than ever. The music of the band takes us to ever deeper adventures, and the adventure of each fan is an individual one.
Fellow Imagineers will not come to life without the fans: the whole documentary is filmed with the fans’ own equipment, mobile phones and cameras by Nightwish fans. The result is a sincere, crazy and intimate documentary and a story about passion, the power of music and the journey of Nightwish to Wembley SSE Arena.
Fellow Imagineers will be published as a full-length documentary film and a web series in the autumn 2016.
What does participating in Fellow Imagineers entail?
We will select about 30-50 fans from around the world to make the film. The directors of Fellow Imagineers, Kaisa Alenius and Harto Hänninen, will offer practical instructions and advice on filming throughout the autumn.
The film-makers will get a new task every week and also get to participate in the planning and writing the script for the documentary and the web series if they want.
We want them to commit to filming themselves with a mobile phone or whatever device they can get in October, November and December 2015. Filming is a lot of fun, and they get to know other Nightwish fans along the way.
In the fall of 2015 and spring of 2016, we will also organize filming tasks that are open to all fans. Information on these you can find on Fellow Imagineers Facebook.
The production team of the documentary
In addition to the fans, the documentary will be made by respected professionals. The documentary is directed and the script is created by Kaisa Alenius and Harto Hänninen.
Harto is an internationally awarded director who has also written factual books about the horror culture, comic strips and movies during his career. Kaisa has been a part of several acclaimed productions, and what’s most important, she sang in the school choir with Tarja Turunen!
The producer of the project, Sami Hahtala, is an experienced producer of music programmes and shared a band rehearsal room with the Nightwish manager Ewo in the 90s.
Fellow Imagineers is a production by the biggest TV broadcaster in Finland, Yle or The Finnish Broadcasting Company. The direction, editing, and post-production are done by the top professionals in the field.
Let's do this together!
Harto, Kaisa and Sami