The Angry Hamster is a short story about Tomi, a socially excluded man who lives with his mother. The young man’s dauntingly routine everyday life is interrupted when his mother takes Tomi to town to celebrate his 23rd birthday. Tomi, who makes laconically analytical observations in his mind, is forced by a new situation to face his own feelings and prejudices about the world. Is life just a total misery, or is it not, after all? Perhaps the twisted world straightens out if you look at it from an even more twisted angle.
Antti Heikki Pesonen (born in 1982) graduated from the Aalto University in 2012. Pesonen has won numerous awards, both as a director and as a screenwriter. His best known short film to date is called ‘So it Goes’ (Korsoteria). Pesonen’s debut feature ‘Headfirst’ (Päin seinää), which he wrote and directed, premiered in 2014. ‘Headfirst’ was critically acclaimed, performed well at the domestic box office and has been screened at numerous festivals. In addition to writing and directing short films every now and then, Pesonen is now working on his next feature.