DRAMA AND DOCUMENTARIES
DRIVEN BY HOPE.
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS.

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ABOUT

Take Two Studios produces compelling stories with a glimpse of hope. With every production, we aim for an international audience and work actively with co-producers outside Finland. We focus in producing drama and documentaries as series and feature films. There’s a special place in our hearts in stories that are based on well-known true events.
In its first year of operation, Take Two Studios has in production the 6 x 42” drama series Dirty Snow for Nelonen as well as a non-published 4 x 42” high profile documentary series for CMore Finland and Sweden.

THE TEAM

Take Two Studios was founded by Eero Hietala (Chairman, Creative Director) and Lasse Koskinen (CEO) together with Sara Norberg (COO). Each of the three have over 15 years of experience in the industry in top management positions. Working closely together in every production, Hietala leads the creative processes and people, Koskinen is in charge of the feature film slate, financing & legal and Norberg oversees the physical production.

The latest international nominations of the team are:
Rockie Awards 2021 - Pirjo (producer, short-form fiction), Finnish Crime Mysteries (ep, documentary), The Au-pairs (ep, reality)
Rockie Awards 2020 - Almost True (ep, fiction)
TBI’s Innovation Awards 2020 - We’re All Here (showrunner, live event)
C21 Format Awards 2020 - The Food Inventors (co-creator, ep, branded)

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EERO
HIETALA

Eero has acted as a creator and an executive producer in numerous fiction and documentary series and films of which many have been international co-productions. Hietala has also been an executive producer in a myriad of talk shows, comedy panels and studio entertainment shows.

As the co-founder of Take Two Studios, Eero is a strong believer in the power of a story. In the post-pandemic world, audiences crave escapism and want to watch compelling series, which have the power to inspire and take the viewer into a different world. Eero thrives in international marketplace and loves the unique aspect of combining storytelling and business.

Apart from his duties in Take Two, Eero is an active writer and podcaster in the fields of media and history.

SARA
NORBERG

Sara is an experienced leader with 17 years in the entertainment industry. Sara’s last credits are as a CEO for Cinematic Inc for close to 3 years, that under her helm recently produced a 8 meur high concept film + 4 part tv-series Omerta 6/12 directed by Aku Louhimies. The production had her tackle many challenges including changing the director and re-financing after the start of production.

Before Cinematic, Sara was the CEO on Korjaamo Group that operated a cultural & business space including cinema for two years and before that she ran Helsinki International Film Festival for six years.

Sara started her career in the film industry as a line producer at Making Movies for four years before moving to Sandrew Metronome where she served as theatrical distribution Production Manager for two years.
Having such a versatile background in the industry, Sara brings along her a large network and excellent skill set to tackle production related issues that Take Two Studios will be facing.

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LASSE
KOSKINEN

Lasse brings with him over 15 years of experience in the film industry in various positions including Managing Director for FS Film (now SF Studios Finland). During Lasse’s eight years of leadership FS Film became the biggest theatrical and home entertainment distributor in Finland distributing such box-office hits as Lord of The Rings trilogy, Star Wars Ep 2&3, 007 – Die another Day as well as numerous local films. FS Film also started and operated two production units that produced five feature films during Lasse’s tenure.

Lasse has since gained entrepreneurial experience in the game industry and served as a CEO in several companies, mainly in digital media. Being back in the entertainment space Lasse