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Specializing in telling textured human stories, Taimi’s work has brought her adventure all around the world
Creative film company Farm League today welcomes accomplished director Taimi Arvidson to its roster for commercial representation. An experienced talent, Taimi has spent over a decade telling human stories for critically acclaimed documentaries, television series, and commercials.
Graduating with a dual degree in Journalism and International Affairs, Taimi has always felt compelled to tell important narratives. After graduating, she honed her skills in non-fiction filmmaking and developed her directorial style of combining human storytelling with stunning visuals. Finding her niche in developing tough-access projects from scratch, Taimi’s documentaries have placed her in thrilling situations all over the world. From being arrested on a Greenpeace boat by the Norwegian Coast Guard, to sleeping on the Greenland Ice Sheet, to standing next to Elon Musk at a rocket launch, Taimi’s work is full to the brim with adventure.
A recognized talent from the outset, Taimi’s first documentary short, ‘Make Them Believe’, was selected to appear in the Oscar qualifying Atlanta Film Festival, as well as Vimeo’s ‘Ladies with Lenses’ screening event. Her other award-winning work has been featured by such high-profile clients as Oprah Winfrey, Nike, CNN, Sesame Street, and the Discovery Channel.
Throughout her career Taimi has worked on a variety of projects, including a Sesame Street commissioned PSA filmed in Bangladesh documenting a young Rohingya girl who lost her uncle during a genocide, and most recently a project commissioned by the International Olympics Committee featuring speed skater Erin Jackson and Alpine skier William Flaherty, part of a short series that aired on The Olympics Channel and their social platforms. Sharpening her skills in crafting a narrative arc, Taimi’s style skillfully captures the intricacies of developing characters and building emotion organically.
Other notable projects under her belt include an episode for one the first docu-series from Apple TV+, ‘Home’, which premiered at the 2020 SXSW film festival, a short film for Red Bull’s award-winning ‘Way of the Wildcard’ series, and her recent short film, ‘Built Wild’, which is a car ad shown through the uninhibited female gaze. She also directed for the National Geographic Channel series ‘Mars’, which was nominated for an International Documentary Association (IDA) Award for Best Episodic Series, and called “visually gorgeous” by The New Yorker.
Taimi’s upcoming debut feature ‘Hossain’, a documentary following a young boy coming of age in the world’s largest refugee camp, is currently in post-production. A promising project, the film has already received support from the IDA, Women in Film, IDFA Forum, BAVC MediaMaker Fellowship, and AmDocs Film Fund.
Taimi Arvidson, Director, comments: “I’ve had a crush on Farm League for years. The delightful duality to their work - perfectly balancing deep authenticity and ambitious visuals - has always engaged me. It’s raw, cinematic, playful, serious, creative, and emotional – all at once. One of the most innovative and flexible companies in the game, they can swerve between multiple lanes with ease, from punchy, cinematically stunning short-form spots to story-driven, longform filmmaking.”
She adds: “When I finally met the wizards behind the curtain, they exceeded my hopes: more than just talented minds with vision and impeccable taste, they were also collaborative, big-hearted folks. Their profound filmmaker’s soul immediately made them feel like kindred spirits. Sharing the same ethos behind our work, as I feel like I can grow with them - I’m looking forward to seeing what we’ll create after joining forces.”
Tim Lynch, Founder of Farm League, says: “We couldn’t be more thrilled to bring Taimi into the FL family. She is an exciting emerging talent in the longform and documentary space and she's been developing a powerful visual style to bring to commercials and brand work. Finding that sweet spot between narrative, unscripted, and cinematic has always been our North star, and she embodies that perfectly. Empathy is central to her character and it shows in her work - you can tell she really respects and cares about the people she films. She’s an incredible creative mind with a point of view and a story to tell.”