Avanton Productions produces creative
documentaries, which observe
humanity and the world
around us with a personal
and sensitive touch.

Big Boy

Mia Halme

Big Boy is about the intensity of our childhood years. While always being the strongest and the fastest, keeping your hands in your pockets, you must remember to swear only away from home. What is it like to be really big and so small at the same time? What is it like to be in a tent with a girl? And what, actually, is a lie? Is it OK for a year one student to still climb onto someone’s lap? In order to survive everything that is required from you, you have to consider yourself bigger than you really are.

Script and directing: Mia Halme
Cinematography: Mia Halme, Tuomo Hutri, Aleksi Salmenperä
Editing: Saara Saarela
Sound design: Tuomas Klaavo, Mikko Mäkelä
Music: Ville A. Tanttu
Production: Sonja Lindén, Avanton Productions
Duration: 50´
Completion year: 2007


Nordic Lights Film Festival, Minneapolis, USA, 2010
Jury Choice Award for Documentary
Audience Choice Award for Documentary