Malakias is based in Helsinki, Finland. He`s fan of Heavy Metal and Horror Films. Studied animation in two schools, but dropped out from both of them. Since 2000 he has worked on diverse projects, and is best known for his collaboration with Finnish rock band Sweatmaster; for whom he has made 4 music videos. Finances short films doing clay illustrations. Prints T-shirts with friend and one hell of a man; Simo Ruotsalainen. Hobby, that he likes to tell everyone, but doesn`t actually do it very often, is ice hole swimming!
Malakias is big fan of japanese stop motion animator Takena Nagao!!!
Dance of the Headless(orig. Päättömien Tanssi), clay-animation, 1999.
Rusila ja Ruttila, clay-animation, 2000.
Sweatmaster: Too much love, musicvideo, 2000.
Finnish Folktales(orig. Suomen Kansan Satuja), clay/papercut-animation, 2003.
Sweatmaster: Song with no word, musicvideo, 2004.
X-wife: ping-pong, musicvideo, 2006.
Sweatmaster: Good looks, big deal, musicvideo, 2006.
Bait(orig. Syötti), drawing-animation, 2007.
Sweatmaster: Animal, musicvideo, 2007.
Bloody Hands(orig. Veriset Kädet), drawing-animation, 2009.
Screening / Award history:
Finland: Love&Anarchy Int. Film Festival, Tampere Int. Film Festival, Animatricks, Kettupäivät
The Netherlands: Shoot me
Denmark: Odense Film Festival
Lithuania: Tinklai International Short Film Festival
Canada: Ottawa Int. Animation festival
Japan: Hiroshima Int. Animation festival
France: Annecy Int. Animation festival
Bosnia&Herzegovina: Sarajevo Film Festival
U.S.A: Atlanta Underground Film Festival
Animatricks 2007: Main prize, Honorary mention and Audience award.
Atlanta Underground Film Festival 2009: Animation Attack! Best Foreign Animation.
Parental guidance suggested; It contains violent and/or explicit sexual scenes