We have acted according to the demands of society. We have followed the rules. We do not mock or belittle people different from us. But it is not okay to come here to upset the status quo, provoking all kinds of jeering at the hot dog kiosk.
The Human Torch is a one-shot short film about a traffic crossing at night, where respectable people are waiting for the light to change. The film is about losing your sense of security in a world that is changing uncontrollably.
Risto-Pekka Blom (b. 1970) graduated from Tampere Polytechnic School of Art and Media in 2005. Blom’s video art and experimental short films have been exhibited in festivals and events in over twenty countries. His film Theme Park (2015) has won the Main Prize of the National Competition at Tampere Film Festival and Helsinki Short Film Festival in 2015.
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