Ella and her friends find out that their much-loved neighborhood school will be shut down, and all the kids will be relocated to a brand new central school – errr, sorry, not simply a school, but something much fancier: a Centralized Learning and Schooling Facility located in the city centre. They soon find out that the most popular kid in the new facility, F one, is to blame for their misery. Or, to be more precise, his insanely rich father is. Ella and her friends decide to team up with the teacher to fight for their old school.
Taneli Mustonen (born 1978) is a Finnish director and a screenwriter. He has Master of Arts degree from the University of Art and Design Helsinki. Ella and Friends is Taneli’s first feature. He has directed music videos, awarded short films and YLE´s (Finnish National Broadcasting Company) pole tv-series Karjalan Kunnailla.