HOTEP ‐ Know Thyself

Art film / Deep questions about life, dreams, loss and death / A journey of imagination

A statement by Petri Salo and Axel Sutinen

As visual-artists this is our first independent collaboration working with the format of moving imagery and sound. The process has taken over 2 years evolving and undergoing many changes. It grew as an organic process to become a dream-like exploration inspired by the Egyptian Book of the Dead. A loose story-line follows a transformation experienced by a young woman and her family.

Watch the trailer (Film will be completed early 2018)

  • This piece has been made possible through the skill & expertise in editing and special-effects by Rui Almeida.
  • Very special thank you is due to Andrew Kramer for his generous help & support.
  • Also the special cast members and many people giving their support with their talents making this a unique work of art.
  • Thank you very much.
  • Cast
  • Pinja Kanon
  • Susana Conçalo
  • Claudio Teixeira
  • Steve Remigio Delgado
  • Axel Sutinen
  • Carlos Saramago
  • Peter Sand-Delgado
  • Kaja Sand
  • Written and Directed by
  • Petri Salo & Axel Sutinen
  • Editing, Post-Production, Visual Effects, Sound Effects
  • Rui Almeida
  • Photography
  • Matti Pyykkö
  • Petri Salo
  • Additional Photography
  • Axel Sutinen
  • Still Photography
  • Rui Almeida
  • Kari Laasonen
  • Production Design & Set Design
  • Petri Salo & Axel Sutinen
  • Music Composed and Performed for the Parts 1,2&3
  • Timo Kaukolampi
  • Additional Music Composing and Perfomed by
  • Juha-Matti Rautiainen
  • Romano Crivici
  • Margery Anderson-Clive
  • Sound Design and Mixing
  • Joao-Mario Bern
  • Voice-overs
  • Margery Anderson-Clive
  • Claudio Teixeira
  • Gail Ferguson
  • Axel Sutinen
  • Model-Making
  • Tamsin Murray
  • Andrew Kramer
  • Petri Salo
  • Axel Sutinen
  • Aki Salminen
  • Source of inspiration
  • The Ancient Egyptian Book of the Dead
  • Special thanks to
  • Anna & Matti
  • Tuulikki & Unto Salo
  • Alma & Alberto Riletti
  • Cafe Do Mercado


This movie is on post-production stage and will be released in 2020. Approx length will be 100 min. For all enquiries contact Petri Salo or Axel Sutinen. See Casa da Musas for more about their art.