Latest Work
  • IMAGINAERUM

    A Feature Film with Nightwish

    Imaginaerum is the debut feature film by Stobe. The film was shot and produced in Montreal, Canada and co-produced by Scene Nation and Solar Films in Finland.

  • Hello stranger!

    Welcome to a strange place

    This is the official website of film director Stobe Harju. He is best known for directing the fantasy feature film Imaginaerum, but hopefully your visit makes you more familiar with his other works as well.

    Don't be shy, explore and enjoy your stay.

Latest Work 2
  • Quantum Break

    Drama direction

    Stobe is currently working on Quantum Break, a game coming to XBox One, developed by Remedy and published by Microsoft Game Studios.

Latest Work 3
  • The Islander

    Music video for Nightwish

    The Islander was the most awarded Finnish music video of 2009. The Islander truly triggered the wonderful world of Imaginaerum.

Latest Work 4
  • Twilight Theater

    Album cover for Poets of the Fall

    When Stobe was tied to a director's chair at Remedy, it was impossible to do a video for the band he loves. He still wanted to do something for their latest album.

    This is the cover art for Poets of the Fall's fourth album, Twilight Theater.

  • About Stobe

    Hi there!

    Right here where a million things could be said, I can only say a few. I rather let some of the most talented people I know do the talking.

    Cheers.
    Stobe Harju

    “Stobe is a fantastic storyteller with an overwhelming sense of visions beautiful, surreal and magical. And you haven't seen the best of him yet...”

    Tuomas Holopainen
    Nightwish


    “Stobe Harju is a brilliant director. For an actor, working with Stobe is a sheer treat, because he truly understands and appreciates the craft of acting and really knows how to communicate his ideas. In addition Stobe is a wonderful, warm hearted person with a great sense of humour. I could not possibly wish for more – except to get to work with Stobe Harju in many projects to come.”

    Ilkka Villi
    Lead actor, Alan Wake


    “Stobe Harju is both an artist and a professional. I'd trust any story of mine into his care, knowing that he'll treat it with respect and bring it to life in ways I could never even have imagined.”

    Sam Lake
    Writer (Max Payne, Max Payne 2, Alan Wake)
    Creative director (Quantum Break)
    Remedy


    “Stobe is a twister of raw talent and unshackled vision, working with him is like playing the lottery, knowing you're going to win”

    Marko Saaresto
    Poets of the Fall


    “If he ever makes a movie, I really, really, really want to score that”

    Petri Alanko
    Composer
    Alan Wake, Imaginaerum

  • Awards & Such

    2013:

    Official selection

    Imaginaerum

    Fantasia Film Festival

    2010:

    Game of the year

    Alan Wake, Remedy

    Time Magazine, among others

    2009:

    Best Music Video

    Nightwish “The Islander”

    YLE & IFPI Gold Muuvi

    2008:

    Best Music Video

    Nightwish “The Islander”

    Oulu MV Festival Audience Choice Award

    Best Commercial Short

    “The Boss”

    US International Film & Video Festival Silver Screen Award

    2007:

    Best Finnish Music Video of All Time

    Poets of the Fall “Carnival of Rust”

    YLE Audience Choice Award

    Best Music Video

    Poets of the Fall “Carnival of Rust”

    YLE & IFPI Gold Audience Choice Muuvi

    Best Music Video

    Poets of the Fall “Carnival of Rust”

    YLE & IFPI Bronze Muuvi

    Best Music Video

    Poets of the Fall “Carnival of Rust”

    Voice TV Finland - Audience Choice

    Best Commercial Short

    “Outdoor”

    US International Film & Video Festival Golden Camera Award

    2006:

    Best Music Video

    Lovex “Guardian Angel”

    YLE & IFPI Gold Audience Choice Muuvi

    Best Commercial Short

    “Another Day at Work”

    US International Film & Video Festival Silver Screen Award

    200x:

    Awards from various places

    Cannes - Cyber Lions Shortlist, Create Online Magazine Winner, New York FestivalsBronze, M&M (Markkinointi & Mainonta magazine) Winner, London International Advertising Awards finalist, Flash Forward Finalist, Epica shortlist, M&M GP(Markkinointi & Mainonta magazine) Winner, Tops of the Year (Vuoden Huiput) Winner, Epica shortlist

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  • RAB Media (US)

    Los Angeles, New York City, Boston.

    Rab Media represents Stobe's work on commercials and music videos in the US.

    RAB MEDIA

  • Khimoo (EU)

    Europe

    Khimoo represents Stobe's feature film, game and commercial work in Europe. Use the quick contact below.

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