Finnish Indie Superhero Flick, RENDEL, Needs Your Help!

The film industry in most places around the globe haven't exactly been bustling with superhero movies of their own in the wake of all the Marvel and DC fandom at hand. There are some successes though and if you're keen enough, you'll notice them if not already, and it's assuredly a continuing theme you will see from time to time.

Bearing that in mind, enter Finland where roughly seventeen years after conceiving the concept on paper in math class, Finnish filmmaker Jesse Haaja is acting solidly on delivering Finland's newest bilingual action-packed superhero movie, Rendel by next year. Active development and production on the film itself has been on-going for a few years now and it's been largely worth it for Haaja whose support base has drawn many an approving nod from the cast and crew, as well as noted names within and around Cannes like Iron Sky helmer Timo Vuorensola, Big Game cinematographer Mika Orasmaa and War Of The Dead director Marko Makilaakso.

As such, the film had launched crowdfunding measures about a month or more ago, and their latest Indiegogo campaign is ending in just a few days well far from its goal. The money being sought is slated to help give Rendel the extra post-production oomf it needs to impress and dazzle the niche it's meant for, and there's a handful of footage online to help showcase just a glimpse of the potential when finished.
You find some of that footage in a clip released online late last year below the page, as well as the Indiegogo campaign video now up and running.

RÄMÖ (Kris Gummerus) is a good husband and loving father struggling with unemployment in the country crushed by depression. As a last resort to save his family from bankruptcy, he accepts a job in a criminal organization called VALA. The organization is led by merciless Mr. EROLA (Matti Onnismaa) and his son ROTIKKA (Rami Rusinen). 
In his new job RÄMÖ makes a horrible mistake. As a result, Mr. EROLA orders RÄMÖ, his wife ANETTE (Minttu Tamski) and his daughter ENNI (Roosa-Maria Mäkinen) to be killed. RÄMÖ is woken from his nightmare by a mysterious woman MARLA (Alina Tomnikov), who whispers him the words: every single member of VALA must die. RÄMÖ is no longer the man he used to be. He has become RENDEL and the only reason for his existence is revenge.
The clip is stated to be the first of three, so I imagine there may be more. In the meantime, Haaja needs all the help he can get, so click here and satisfy your curiousity a little more.


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