Calling Mother is about the moments when you just have to call your mum. It is a compilation of phone calls made by different people to their mothers. Film follows the lifespan of a human being from youth to adulthood, a child changing from a dependent to a caretaker. Phone calls are connected by images of an old telephone center and a story of a young mother who doesn’t have a mother to call.
Heli Pekkonen has worked in different parts of the world as a freelance cinematographer, photographer, documentarist and journalist for news agencies and television, NGOs and government agencies with issues related to development, human rights and peace and conflict. Pekkonen graduated 2012 as Bachelor of Arts and Culture from Metropolia University majoring in Cinematography and in 2017 as Master of Social Sciences from Helsinki University majoring in World Politics.
Marianne Mäkelä has been working with documentary film for several years as a producer and director. She has also gained experience of international co-productions. Mäkelä graduated with Bachelor of Arts and Culture 2013 from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences focusing on film production.