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I am Janne Puustinen (b. 1990), a Finnish actor and theatremaker (BA, Performing Arts, Helsinki Metropolia UAS 2013) living in Helsinki, Finland. Currently I am also studying Theatre Research in the University of Helsinki.

In 2019, I was awarded as the Best Male Actor at Nordic International Film Festival in New York and also nominated for the Best Actor in Finnish Film Awards. The most notable of my film and tv roles have been the lead character in ‘A Moment in the Reeds’ (Wild Beast Productions 2017), one of the first queer films ever made in Finland.

My contact form can be found here. Ask for the showreel!

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A Moment In the Reeds

In summer 2016 I worked as a lead actor in a feature film produced by british Wild Beast Productions. On October 6th 2017 A Moment in the Reeds received its World Premiere at the 61st BFI London Film Festival, where it was selected to be a part of the Love strand alongside UK premieres from directors like Claire Denis, John Cameron Mitchell and Paddy Considine. A Moment in the Reeds is written and directed by London-based filmmaker Mikko Makela and co-starred by Boodi Kabbani and Mika Melender.

After London, the film has been screened at over 40 festivals in over 20 countries, for example at the 41st Göteborg Film Festival in Sweden and the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. The film is now abailable on DVD, Blu-ray and On-Demand streaming services around Europe and North America. More information here.


”One of the most impressive aspects of “Moment” is how utterly convincing the leads are in persuading us of their characters’ shared ardor in less overtly sexual moments. If these actors are faking that affection, they’re doing a pretty amazing job. – – The small cast is expert.” (Dennis Harvey, Variety)

Review by Dennis Harvey in Variety.
Review by Nicolas Raffin in Cineuropa.
Review by Emma Vestrheim in Cinema Scandinavia.
Review by Birchenough in The Arts Desk.
Review by Lee Jutton in Film Inquiry.
Review by Rich Cline in Shadows on the Wall.
Review by Christopher Zumski Finke in The Stake.
Review by Eric Langberg in Medium.
Review by Pip Ellwood-Hughes in Entertainment Focus.
Review by David-Elijah Nahmod in In Magazine.
Review by Alistair Ryder in Gay Essential.
Review by Roger Walker-Dack in Edge Media Network.
Review by Jennie Kermode in Eye for Film.
Review by Ifan Llevelyn in QX International.
Review by Joe Lipsett in Queer. Horror. Movies.
Review by Gaspard Granaud in Pop and Films (in French).
Review by Bruno Deruisseau in Les Inrockuptibles (in French).
Review by Nicolas Pardot in Le Polyester (in French).
Review by Alexander Dunerfors in Moviezine (in Swedish).
Review by Axel Schock in Sissy Mag (in German).
Review by Albert Novicki in Filmawka (in Polish).