Student Wednesday: Hekki-Peka Vaara

Hekki-Peka Vaara is one of the five omni-talented Finnish filmmakers who visited SVA in June with the Building Bridges Project. He has developed his own very distinct aesthetic, part obsession and part a free-wheeling creativity with technology. As is evident from his startling little documentary! Like all the Finnish students, he is a man of few words — but watch out for the images….

I am a Finnish filmmaker working as an editor and director while finishing my studies at The Alto University ELO Helsinki Film School. I’ve been very happy to participate in Building Bridges, a project that brings together art students from different cultures. The Sound Designer is a piece that I made for Building Bridges New York workshop. It’s about the sometimes peculiar dedication we have for our passions.