A little girl really wants a dog. Her father gives her one chance to get it. Will she succeed? The Stick is director Teppo Airaksinen and screenwriter Melli Maikkula's second collaboration since the short film The Ceiling which received a Special Mention at Cannes Film Festival 2017.
Teppo Airaksinen (b. 1982) has directed three feature films. His first, Fanatics, was released in 2012, and the second film called Lapland Odyssey 2 in 2015. The Ragged Life of Juice Leskinen had its domestic premiere in December 2018. Airaksinen has also directed a lot of television series, including the Venla-award winning comedy series Kimmo (2012–2014) and Downshifters (2015–2016).