CV – Eeva R. Tikka

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MA Eeva R. Tikka

CONTACT: eeva.tikka@elisanet.fi

  • CEO Publisher Editor in Gate of Stories Oy
  • long term screenwriter / writer / libretist
  • script consulting, story analyses and other works as a dramaturg in Gate of Stories – Script Consultation (dramaturgipalvelu): over 700 consultations made for regular customers like film production companies and writers (screenplays, TV-series scripts, theatrical plays, other audio visual material)
  • 3D artis, animator –  Ballet animations in Vimeo

News 2018

2018 The Finnish Cultural Foundation grant  for the virtual reality project The State of Darkness with enactive avatar (8 month working). Tikka is participating the project as a dramaturgical supervisor, writer and animator. The State of Darkness has been accepted to the Dublin’s ICIDS 2018 Art Exhibition in December. (International Conference for Interactive Digital Storytelling)

Academic EDUCATION

1999-2007 Master of Arts, University of Helsinki, 12.6.2007. Major: Comparative Literature, Minor: Esthetic, Theater Studies. MA Thesis: ”Joseph Campbell’s mythic theory applied to Mio, My Son Mio by Astrid Lindgren”

AFFILIATIONS

  • 2012 – 2019 Gate of Stories Oy production company
  • Publishing books and e-books
  • dramaturgic consultations and script analysis for screenwriters and production companies

PUBLISHED BOOKS and related action

GRANTS

SKR logo valk jpg2016 The Finnish Cultural Foundation grant, Uusimaa regional fund, Audiovisual graphic novel (3D) development (movie hybrid stories)

PUBLISHED FILM and TV PRODUCTIONS

  • 2012 Kuningatar (The Queen) short film, screenplay for scientific research purposes,  http://www.neurocine.net , dir Pia Tikka, NeuroCine, aivoAALTO research project, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland- Dept. of Film, Television and Scenography
  • 2011 Munamies 1 ja 2 (DVD) (Prod. Storyof) /TV-series (40 x 5min/ episodes ) Sub Juniori TV-series starts (first episode) 17thOctober 2011 , head writer Eeva R. Tikka , storyline Eeva R.Tikka and Mauri Tikka, scripts Eeva R. Tikka, Mauri Tikka / NOMINATION: nominated finalist for Golden Venla Award 2011 in category “TV-series for children”
  • 2011 The Third Woman Mobile game, dir. Pia Tikka, Premiere in New York Galapagos Art Space 8th May 2011, Co-writer and dramaturgic consultant
  • 2008 Tukka auki (prod. Helsinki Filmi) TV- series, drama-comedy/12 episodes, story liner, screenwriter
  • 2004 Käenpesä (Helsinki Filmi) TV-drama series, 65 episodes/ story liner, screenwriter
  • 2004 Obsession (prod./dir. Pia Tikka, Oblomovies Oy) short film, script analyst
  • 1998 Sand Bride (dir. Pia Tikka, prod. Mika Kaurismäki, Oblomovies Oy), feature film, co-screenwriter
  • 1995 Daughters of Yemanjá (dir. Pia Tikka, prod. Mika Kaurismäki, Oblomovies Oy), feature film, co-screenwriter, actress
  • 1994 Dancing in Boulevard (prod./dir. Pia Tikka, Oblomovies Oy), short film, screenwriter, actress, assistant director, production designer

SCRIPT SUPPORTS / GRANTS for feature film screenplays by Finnish Film Foundation

  • 2015 script writing support  – The international TV series concept Soultech (sci-fi) screenplay Eeva R.Tikka and Mauri Tikka/ WGAW register
  • 2012, 2011 script writing support  – Nonnuke (action/comedy ) screenplay Eeva R.Tikka and Mauri Tikka/ WGAW register
  • 2012 development support  -Maiden of Dusk (erotic drama spiced with magical realism) writers Pia Tikka and Eeva R. Tikka
  • 2012 script writing support  -SoulTech (scifi /action) screenplay Eeva R. Tikka and Mauri Tikka, WGAW register
  • 2010, 2009 script writing support  – Love and Revenge in Marbella (romantic comedy) screenplay by Eeva R.Tikka
  • 2009, 2008 script writing support  – The Real Princess (action-thriller) original story and screenplay Eeva R. Tikka, WGAW register
  •  2009 development support / 2008, 2007 script writing support – What a Heavenly Wedding Day! (romantic comedy / fantasy) original story, screenplay Eeva R. Tikka, WGAW register

SCRIPT SUPPORT for short films by AVEK

  • 2011 script writing support  – Sunday Diary (drama, 50 min)Original story, screenplay Eeva R. Tikka

OTHER PROFESSIONAL WRITING EXPERTISE

  • 2011 Libretto for a Ballet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs based on the fairytale of Grimm Brothers, Performances by Finnish National Opera Ballet School/Finnish National Opera/ Almi Hall,(premier Dec 2011)
  • 2008 Libretto for a Ballet Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs based on the fairytale of Grimm Brothers, Lappeenranta City Theater, (premier Nov 30, 2009)

FINNISH NATIONAL BALLET and the career as a dancer

  • 1985 – 96, ballet dancer, corps de ballet and soloist roles, Finnish National Ballet
  • 1984 – 85, dancer, The AB Dance Company (Aurinkobaletti)

IN THEATER

  • 2001, Ballet school performance/Director-dramaturg, Ballet School Sonja Tammela, Lappeenranta Hall
  • 2000, Ballet School performance/Director-dramaturg, Ballet School Sonja Tammela, Lappeenranta Hall
  • 1999, Arja Kalistaja-Tikka, Päivi Laihanen Christmas Concert, Director;Galleria of Cygnaeus, Helsinki
  • 1999, Arja Kalistaja-Tikka Soloist Concert, Director, Theater Avoimet Ovet, Helsinki
  • 1995, Assistant of choreographer Marilena Fontoura, Finnish National Ballet
  • 1977-81, assisting in several theater performances, Lappeenranta City Theater

3D-artist and ANIMATION

  • 2012-… 3D animation programming / Blender
  • 2013 Long feature film’s storyboard created with Blender 3D animation software, (anonymous client)
  • 2016, Audiovisual graphic Novels (moviehybrid stories), supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Uusimaa Regional fund.

TEACHING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERTISES

  • 2013 Aalto University: NeuroCine -seminar educator: Special demands for writing for scientific research
  • 2008-2012 Thesis examiner for The Degree Program in Television and Film, Metropolia University of Applied Sciences
  • 2003-2008 Screenwriting courses

LANGUAGES

Finnish, English, Swedish; basics of French, Italian, Russian, German and Arabic

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