Fiction, 89 min
Arnold Cautious and the Happiness Stone is a tale of imagination and the search of happiness. Julius, who devours comics and vampire stories, has a vivid imagination. One day, he meets Arnold Cautious, who lives in an abandoned house on the outskirts of the city and introduces himself as a faded vampire who drinks strawberry juice. Julius and Cautious become friends. Together, they try to create the Stone of Happiness, the recipe for which is in Cautious grandmother's secret recipe book. Julius wants to give the stone to his estranged parents so that they can rediscover their shared happiness. Despite facing numerous challenges and setbacks in their laboratory experiments to create the Stone of Happiness, Julius and Cautious persistently continue their search for happiness.
Music composed by Tuomas Kantelinen with lyrics written by Jukka Itkonen, make the musical numbers choreographed by Sami Virtanen come to life.
The film features an ensemble cast including Maria Ylipää & Mikko Töyssy as Paula & Kullervo the parents of Julius, Luna Huotari as his sister Ilona, Tuija Ernamo as Grandma, Niina Koponen as Hannele, Vesa Kietäväinen as Mr. Kärnä and Ilkka Koivula as Sorting Manager Kuoriainen
Arnold Cautious and the Happiness Stone was filmed in Finland and Latvia. The film was made in collaboration with Latvian production company Tasse Films.
Script: Arto Halonen & Jukka Itkonen
Directing: Arto Halonen
Cinematography: Tuomo Virtanen
Music: Tuomas Kantelinen
Song lyrics: Jukka Itkonen
Sound design: Kirka Sainio
Editing: Armands Začs
Production design: Teppo Järvinen
Costume design: Jaana Aro
Make up design Maija Gundare
Choreography: Sami Vartiainen
Producers: Arto Halonen & Aija Berzina
Production company: Art Films production & Tasse Film