Founded in 2007 by producers Misha Jaari, Mark Lwoff and screenwriter Vesa Virtanen, Bufo has produced a number of fiction and documentary films of which many have received international recognition. Based in Helsinki, the ambitious and thrill-seeking company concentrates on plot-driven and meaningful stories that can also entertain big audiences. Bufo’s films all share the elements of clear artistic vision, innovation and high quality.
Bufo has produced such films as Concrete Night (2013) directed by Pirjo Honkasalo, The Good Son (2011) by Zaida Bergroth and The Interrogation (2010) by Jörn Donner. Bufo has also produced Akseli Tuomivaara’s first feature Korso (2014). Its films have been screened at renowned international film festivals such as Toronto and Moscow. Currently Bufo is involved in several feature film productions with acclaimed European directors such as Veiko Õunpuu.
Furthermore, Bufo has been involved in a number of European co-productions, such as the 3D stop-motion feature Lisa Limone directed by Mait Laas and produced together with the Estonian Nuku Film, and The Role directed by Konstantin Lopushansky and produced together with the Russian Proline Film.