Jaanus Silla

Jaanus Silla

Cinematographer, creative executive and director in Tallinn, Estonia

About Jaanus

Silla, a native of Estonia, graduated from Brigham Young University in 1997 with a B.A. in Film Directing. He took a UCLA Law School course in entertainment law for the motion picture industry, continuing his study of contracts, split-rights transactions, completion bond companies, studios and major independents, negotiation techniques, and accounting practices. Silla graduated Tallinn's Technical College of Photography in 1990.

Silla has worked in the film industry in Los Angeles, London, Estonia, and Utah. He completed the science fiction short comedy "Mr. Calliphor" which won first place at the 1996 Boise Film Festival. Silla filmed footage of the downfall of Communism in Estonia for PBS, the rough draft titled "The Singing Revolution" was completed in 1997. He is in the process of pre-developing several film projects, including "The Megalith", "Ford", "Dale Carnegie", "Abe" and "Unicorn". Silla has the experience of setting up a motion picture production company intended as a subcontractor to a major studio in the United States.

Name: Jaanus Silla

Lives in: Tallinn, Estonia

Occupation: Cinematographer, Creative Executive, Director, Director of Photography, Photographer (Still), Producer, Screenwriter and Videographer


  • To Make a Storm: Film of Estonian People and the Thing of Estonia

    To Make a Storm: Film of Estonian People and the Thing of Estonia (2011)
    Film by Jaanus Silla (Documentary, History and Music) Producer, Director, Cinematographer, Editorial department, Self The joy of recognizing our home, our roots, our historical identity through the participation of the united people present at the Song- and Dance festival is like a storm in our hearts. It swells with the pleasure of singing and dancing in to resonant motion of the soul. It expresses our nation's character, the Estonian spirit. Our pledge of our sovereignty is painted of singing and dancing together in our national traditionally patterned dress. That is an image of the soul of men and women, showing how people can be a good and calm force in the world. This is a picture of the Estonian soul, a special force or a phenomenon which is cut out to us from the scars of the nation, and without them this image can not be forged by any other nation. Written by Anonymous

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