Euthanizer is a violent summer noir. It tells the story of Veijo Haukka, a 50-year-old mechanic, whose second job is to put sick pets to sleep. But what happens when he decides to save the wrong person’s dog? The themes revolve around animal rights, suffering and death. But the real story is not about good or evil – it’s about the stupidity of absolute men.
Teemu Nikki (b.1975) is a self-educated filmmaker and the son of a pig-farmer from Sysmä, Finland. He has directed dozens of short films and hundreds of commercials and music videos – as well as several feature films and TV shows. That makes him a genre-free thus genre-enthusiastic director and storyteller. Teemu’s work has been shortlisted and awarded at Sundance Film Festival, Seattle International Film Festival, Eurovision Creative Days, Cannes Young Directors, CICFF, Tampere Film Festival, Popoli e Religioni Film Festival and Darryl’s Hard Liquor and Porn Film Festival.