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Escape by Sea

Directed by Eero Heinonen

Two Scandinavian soldiers flee the French Foreign Legion by jumping ship in the Strait of Malacca. Their escape will stretch the limits of human survival when sea current sweeps them to open ocean for weeks, without food or water. Based on true events.



Eero Heinonen was born in Helsinki, Finland in November 1979. Heinonen has made an extensive career in music in the alternative rock group The Rasmus. Heinonen studied film MA in AFTRS 2017-2018. His family is half Finnish half Australian.


Writer: Melissa Lee Speyer
Cinematographer: Jean-Noel Mustonen
Producer: Aku Louhimies
Line Producer: Beverley Callow
Production & Costume Design: Emma Bourke
Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
Original Music: Jesse Watt & Mervi Myllyoja
Sound Design: Ekaterina Skoropad
Re-recording Mixer: Kirka Sainio
Underwater Operator: Naysan Baghai

Plays in

Drama Block: Intense Stories of Service

This selection of shorts include projects that deal with stories of loss, survival, and resilience. International films are also featured in this lineup.

Dates & Times


Museum of Photographic Arts

Thu, Sep 26
7:30 pm