Introduce yourself briefly
In the beginning of my twenties, husband in two weeks from now, Christian by heart, leader of two companies and just an interesting guy, who always needs to have something happening in his life. In other words, I like to keep myself busy, doing things that are good for me. That could be either a job or even doing sports to develop myself. Besides learning at EBS every day, I divide my time mainly between home, family, religion, friends, work, sports and cars.
Three facts about you
1) I have been a musician for 16 years of my life, playing in different compositions: bands, an orchestra, trios, duos etc.
2) I will be the only married man of the class of my school year soon, and I am really proud that I have found the person to spend the rest of my life with. „One wife for one life.“
3) Faith in God is something that is really important to me in my life, and I find that this is the base for my principles in life and in the marriage with my future wife.
How did you find your way to EBS?
At first, I was supposed to go to BFM to study Cinematography. At the trials, I realised that locking myself up into only one specific field, I could never be „financially free“ and make movies or other awesome projects, but instead this would be a job for life for me. In the last second, I made up my mind and decided in favour of EBS, and being here at the interview, I realised that this is the place for me. The lecturers smiled and were just awesome – I think, even that was somehow important to me and this is where the decision came from.
What kind of a company is 59 24 North Production and how are you related to it?
59 24 are the first numbers of the coordinates of Tallinn. Travelling around the world, this should explain where I am from. Homepage www.5924north.ee
North Production was born to use my videography interest professionally – to sum up, at a time in my life I saw that I need a company to send out invoices. The brand came first, after that the PL Company. We have created some merch and sold it to inspire people to travel more and discover the colder places on earth, like Norway, Iceland, Antarctica etc.
What fascinates you the most about filming?
The fact that I could be creative and make any video in my own way and style. Even if the client has a clear vision of the video, I can choose the way to execute the idea. One big plus about this job is that I can pick and plan the time to do my job and videos. In addition, I have met some Estonian celebrities, making music videos or inviting them to be a part of some promotional clips.
You have worked with musicians, dancers, made short films, vlogs etc. Which project has been the most exciting and challenging to you?
Hmm, that is an interesting question, because after every other month I get to do some really awesome projects which would outdo the previous ones. Definitely these would be the shoots of every single music video of JAAGUP Tuisk.
The thing with Jaagup’s videos is that in the beginning he can think of something pretty small but it always ends up being like it does… – MASSIVE and awesome.
So, the craziest and the coolest project that we got the chance to do was JAAGUP TUISK – LEGENDID OMA LOOS. We got it done in 30 hours, of which 24 hours was filming and 3 hours was sleep. 60 dancers, 20 people in tech- and organizing team. Personally I drank 16 cans of Nocco and survived, although at the time I thought that I wouldn’t because the tempo was wild. But overall, we managed to put together an awesome thing, and I think this is the coolest thing about it all. An awesome final product weighs more than a great effort. After all, we made history with that..
Your ambitions and dreams which you would like to fulfill in the next 20 years.
One could do many things in 20 years. I would like to travel for a few years, after finishing school, before having kids. After that, there could be three happy kids in our family, and during that I would like to build us a home in Estonia. Our one „out of the box“ dream is to have a summer home in the Norwegian mountains – because there is snow and it’s a sweet spot to us where to be on our free time. Snow > hot sun
The craziest thing in your wish list?
To create the first really good action movie in the Estonian movie scenery.
Your favourite quote.
„Our life is exactly as difficult as we make it to be.“
Translator: Marlen Kuusk
Editor: Liisa-Maria Lillepea