Laura, 52, is wheelchair-bound. She has just lost her 20 years younger brother who was very dear to her. She quarrels with her family regarding her brother's funeral. To honour his wish, she decides to arrange a different kind of a funeral: to scatter his ashes at sea. This triggers a series of events. With her assistant Anna, she steals the ashes from the urn at the crematorium.
Ville Tanttu (b. 1967) graduated both as photographer and cinematographer. He has worked as a director and cinematographer of documentaries, short films and video art for the past 20 years. Ashes is his debut as a fiction director. He is currently writing and directing a TV drama series titled ‘Longing’, finishing a documentary, and working on his second novel.