HOME. Somewhere was premiered at Docpoint Film Festival in Helsinki in January 2015. It received the critic's choice by film critic John Anderson who chose the film as one of his favourite film from the New Finnish Documentary Series.



HOME. Somewhere is a poetic feature length documentary film that asks the bold question: Will the human soul ever find a home? At the most remote islands of Finland we encounter men that become our personal guides and lead us through this unknown landscape and on the sea. By allowing us to enter into their private world and rituals we are subjected to think about our own idea of home.

' Things you don't know you have to imagine.'


Director’s note
I started working on the film Home five years ago. I was interested in the loss and change occurring in the lives of three men working on faraway islands
in the Baltic Sea.
I wanted to understand what creates a feeling of home and roots. Is this something that a place carries within it or is it something we carry with us?
Through this film I realized that the notion of home is personal and private. Something we all have to define for ourselves. I want the viewer to experience the film like a personal journey. To feel that we are with the protagonists rather than looking at them. We are near them, beside them,
close by. As if sitting inside their pocket.

Lotta Petronella



Director Lotta Petronella
Petronella is trained as a fine artist in London and made her first short documentary film in 2001. She has since then made short experimental films that have been shown in galleries and film festivals around the world. In 2008
Petronella made her first feature length documentary film Women of the Islands which received critical acclaim and was screened and broadcasted in Finland and Scandinavia. Petronella also works as an artist, curator and musician and has collaborated with other filmmakers as a producer,
editor and composer.


Producer Leila Lyytikäinen
Lyytikäinen has been producing films since 1999 with credits on such feature films as Shades Of happiness, Mystery of the Wolf and Colorado Avenue. She joined the production company Fisher King Production as a partner in 2012.

Leila Lyytikäinen IMDb


Annukka Lilja, editor
Annukka Lilja is an New York based prominent and award winning editor. Her works include the HBO production Gasland II by Josh Fox and the praised Paradise by Elina Hirvonen.

Annukka Lilja Website


LauNau, composer
LauNau is an acclaimed Finnish composer who’s debut album Kuutarha got rave reviews by Pitchfork, Dusted and the Wire. She’s known for her psych-folk tunes and regularly tours the world.

Lau Nau Website


Fisher King Production
Fisher King Production produces feature films and TV-drama for both local and international markets. Founded in 2009 Fisher King is the production company behind the widely distributed TV-drama Nymphs.

Fisher King Production Website






Title (original)     HEM. Någonstans
Title (International)    HOME. Somewhere Genre        Documentary
Concept by  Lotta Petronella, Leila Lyytikäinen, Annukka Lilja
Director        Lotta Petronella
Photography        Lotta Petronella
Producer        Leila Lyytikäinen
Editor        Annukka Lilja
Composer        Lau Nau
Sound Designer     Micke Nyström
Post-production    James Post

Lenght        77 min
Aspect ratio        16:9
Format        DCP
Sound        5.1.Discrete PCM
Language        Swedish
Subtitles        English

Produced in co-operation with
YLE — Jenny Westergård
Produced with the support from
The Finnish Film Foundation
/ Elina Kivihalme
The Swedish Cultural Foundation in Finland / Annika Pråhl



© Fisher King Production 

© Stills Lotta Petronella