Gina is one of our second-year Academy actors. She is a well-educated, experienced and team-playing actress, who already has had many roles on stage and on screen. To mention a few, she plays the Prime minister’s secretary in the multiple award-winning TV shows ‘Borgen’, on stage she stars in ‘Inden for Murerne’ which won ‘Best theatre tour of the year’, and ‘Festen’ by Thomas Vinterberg, that won the ‘Theater act of the year’. She has also acted in multiple performances at the Royal Theater of Denmark.
Besides mastering the Danish, Polish and English languages, Gina has knowledge of German and Italian. She is a skilled singer and is currently teaching, instructing and writing film scripts.
Eeva Putro is a Finnish multilingual actress – fluent in Finnish, Swedish, English, and Russian. She completed her MA in film and theatre acting in St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts, where she studied under the supervision of professor Galina Andreevna Barysheva. Eeva uses in her work Stanislavsky related methods, for example, Meisner and Chekhov. She is fully dedicated to her work and puts her heart into her acting roles.
Eeva Putro has performed in numerous film and theatre productions in Finland, including several plays at the Finnish National Theatre. She also works internationally, for example, in Russia, Denmark, UK/Croatia, and Sweden.
Her most recent film roles are, among others, in the following features: “Tove” (2020), “Breeder” (2020, Denmark), “Gone” (2019), “Innuendo” (2017, Australia, Finland), “The Unknown Soldier” (2017). She also starred in the short film “Sirocco” that won the Grand Prix at the Odense Film Festival in 2013.
Eeva also has an MA in Screenwriting from the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, completed in 2019.
Eeva Putro’s first feature film as a Screenwriter is the biopic “Tove” which tells the story of Tove Jansson, a world-famous Finnish author, painter, and creator of the Moomins. “Tove” has received excellent reviews in many international film magazines, like in Variety, where they mentioned Eeva not only for the delicate screenplay but also for her acting role in the film. In Finland, the reviews have also been praising, and the film is the best-selling feature for adult audiences in autumn 2020.
Kari Vidø has been working in the business since 1981 as a director, screenwriter, playwright, and teacher. Kari now teaches the Chubbuck Technique, screen training, comedy and more, both at Panorama Academy and the Danish Film Actor’s Academy.
· Mammut theater (1998-2009).
· Danish Writers’ Guild (1997-2000).
· Danish Film directors (1992-94).
· Jury Member of the Emmy Awards, 2010.
· Member of the Danish Writers’ Guild and Danish Film directors
Pernille Aalund is a well-known personality, Tv creator and Tv host, from her extremely successful Tv-shows such as ’Show me your Fridge’ and talk shows like ‘No Access for Men’, ‘Pernille’s Universe’ and ‘Q-Tv’. And Pernille can easily add +20 years as one of the most popular TV hosts, often called ‘The Danish Oprah Winfrey’, with more than 1000 shows on her resume. At the same time, she wrote and published books, created the digital universe ‘Oestrogen.dk’, ‘Magasinet Q’, and for a number of years she was the publishing director at Aller Media.
5 years ago, Pernille directed both her life and carrier into a calm, deep, creative and passionate path, by making an exciting choice elevate her lifestyle to the fullest.
Today, more than 100.000 committed followers on social media, are daily visiting her profiles and being inspired by reading her experience-based ‘talks about life’. Furthermore, Pernille travels around the country to share her popular speeches, and she is also the creator behind the beautiful, soulful jewelry series ‘Jewelry of Life’.
Pernille is an author by heart, and she’s previously written and published books. She’s now again moving forward on her creative, writing path with extraordinary material as a screen- and scriptwriter.
Kris Gummerus is an incredibly talented and versatile Finnish actor. Kris is an educated actor with a Bachelor of Arts at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and a Master of Arts from Helsinki Theatre Academy. Gummnerus is mostly known for his lead role as Finland’s first superhero, RENDEL in the feature film ‘Rendel: Dark Vengeance’. He is also a prominent television actor in his native Finland. Furthermore, Kris is very talented within language, mastering RP English, general American and English accents in Nordic, East European and Russian.
Matt Dillon is one of the most highly-acclaimed actors whose career has spanned over three decades. Matt has showcased this immense talent in dramas as well as in comedies throughout the years in a variety of iconic films. Dillon is a truly versatile actor and director and received an Academy Award nomination for his role in the ‘Academy Award Oscar-winning feature film ‘Crash’. Dillon wrote further directed the feature film ‘City of Ghosts’ and he is the lead role as well. Dillon’s lead roles to mention a few are; ‘The Outsiders’ by Francis Ford Coppola, ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ by Gus Van Sant’, ‘To Die For’, ‘One Night at McCool’s’, Lars Von Trier’s ‘The House that Jack Build’ and ‘There’s something about Mary’. Matt continues to stay relevant as one of the most celebrated actors of our time.
Ivana Chubbuck works exclusively with Panorama Agency within the Scandinavian region. It is with great pleasure that we host and collaborate with her during her yearly acting workshops in the Nordic region. Ivana Chubbuck is one of the world’s leading acting coaches. She has developed her own ’12 Step Technique’ which she outlines in her bestselling book ‘The Power of the Actor.’ Ivana’s studio is in Hollywood, but she travels around the world to teach and spread her incredibly popular technique. She has been a personal coach for Brad Pitt, Halle Berry, Charlize Theron, Jim Carrey, Jared Leto, Beyonce, James Franco, Jack Gyllenhaal, Thure Lindhardt, Mia Jexen and many more., Ivana worked with actress Halle Berry before and during the shootings of ‘Monster’s Ball’, for which Halle Berry received an Oscar, and with actress Charlize Theron on her lead role in ‘Monster’, for which she also received an Oscar. Ivana Chubbuck´s acclaimed 12 Step Technique centers upon a deep and subtle psychological approach to a role, using the actors own feelings, not as an end result, but as a way to empower the character’s goals. Halle Berry has said that “Ivana Chubbuck is the premiere acting coach of the twenty-first century. Her astute knowledge of the human condition, coupled with her ability to translate that insight to her students, is remarkable. Ivana’s innovative methods of teaching both complements and rival those of the great teachers of the past. Her philosophy transcends what we once knew about the art, and forces actors through their own catharsis to discover authentic ways of bringing the complexity of life to the screen and stage. Under Ivana’s tutelage, the course of my career and depth of my work have changed dramatically.” Ivana herself put it best, remarking that “My technique teaches actors how to win.”
Antti Luusuaniemi was born in Tammisaari, which is a mainly Swedish speaking city in the south part of Finland. After his graduation from the Theatre Academy of Helsinki in 2004, the Scandinavian actor worked 14 years in the Finnish National Theatre and played demanding roles such as Platonov, Macbeth, and Frankenstein.
He has appeared in many award-winning films and TV-series in Finland and abroad. In 2015 Antti was nominated for the Best Performance in a Drama (A Brat) in Los Angeles New Filmmakers Best of 2014 Award. He worked with Rade Serbedzija (Before the Rain, Snatch, Eyes Wide Shut) in ‘The Liberation of Skopje’ feature film (2016), where he played a Nazi officer Herzog in German. The Oscar-nominated director Selma Vilhunen (Do I Have To Take Care of Everything) chose Antti for a lead role in her feature film ‘Little Wing’, that gain international recognition in TIFF 2016.
He has co-written, developed and starred a comedy TV-series entitled ‘Wingman’ for The Finnish Broadcasting Company (YLE) in 2016. The second season of the ‘Wingman’ TV-series is Emmy nominated in the 2019 International Emmy Awards in New York.
Currently, Antti is starring the highly popular Finnish series Syke’s 7th season (Nelonen), and he is the lead actor of the upcoming Finnish feature film (Täydellinen Joulu) at the end of October 2019.
His working languages are Finnish, English, Swedish and German.