THE UNOFFICIAL LIST OF ME
I am a newspaper boy, an athlete, a reserve army officer, a carpenter, a boyfriend, a janitor, a college student, a traveller, a wine enthusiast, a point guard, a graphic designer, a company owner, an entrepreneur, a CEO, a film director, a webmaster, a producer, a consultant, a storyteller, a photographer, a gamer, a screenwriter, a speaker, an animator, a novelist, a city boy, a craftsman, a game developer, a cinematic director, a web designer, a musician, a creative director, a teammate, an editor, a journalist, a country boy, a concept artist, an illustrator, a basketball coach, an adventurer, a leader, an activist, a house owner, a negotiator, a cinematographer, a poet, an actor, a husband, a dad as well as numerous other things.
That is a list of my history and my roles that make me proud. More importantly, it's a list that has shaped me for who I am today. Never been afraid of jumping into something new. Never had a lack of success, which makes me incredibly lucky. Never thought that a list would define me.
I am Stobe - the list above.
WINS AND NOMS 2001 - 2020
Voitto Gaala, NAVGTR, Fantasia Film Festival, Utopiales, IGN Awards, British Academy Video Games Awards, Gamespot Awards, Muuvi YLE Awards, Oulu MV Awards, US International Film & Video Festival, Cannes - Cyber Lions, Cannes Advertising, Create Online Magazine, Markkinointi & Mainonta, London International Advertising Awards, Flash Forward, Epica, Vuoden Huiput, Finnish League 1 Basketball Champs etc.
“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 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
WORDS BY GIFTED PEOPLE
“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, CREATIVE DIRECTOR - REMEDY
“If he ever makes a movie, I really, really, really want to score that”
PETRI ALANKO, COMPOSER
“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, ACTOR
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