Snowpony FX
Salla Yli-Luopa Makeup Designer

Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki

 

Creating the Era of Olli Mäki

 
 
 Photo by Sami Kuokkanen

Photo by Sami Kuokkanen

 
 

The Happiest day in the Life of Olli Mäki is a period movie set in 1962 and based on real events. I made a lot of research of the era and how people looked in Helsinki versus in smaller towns in Finland.

 
 
 
 

silicone prosthetic

Jarkko Lahti was wearing a silicone prosthetic on his nose throughout the film to make him look more like a professional boxer and more like Olli Mäki himself. He also wore a tupee to have more similar hair to Olli. These needed keeping eye on to them when Jarkko was sweating while boxing or sauna scenes in the film.

 
 
 
 
 I also got to play a small cameo role as a hairdresser in the film which was great fun.  Photo by Sami Kuokkanen

I also got to play a small cameo role as a hairdresser in the film which was great fun.

Photo by Sami Kuokkanen

 Photo by Sami Kuokkanen

Photo by Sami Kuokkanen