This week I’ve been recording the scenes of Seppo Parkkinen‘s awesome adaptation of Mihail Shishkin‘s novel Sinun kirjeesi (Pismovnik) with sound designer Tiina Luoma and actors at Radio Fiction Studios of YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company. Next week I’m editing the text with Tiina and the week after that we bring in the sounds and music. Making radio fiction is very hectic nowadays, you’ve got only three weeks to finish a 50 minute play, particularly in my arduous way of directing. Side effect is stress and very little sleep but I love it. Radio fiction is always fun and inspiring. For one thing you get to meet actors you might not otherwise have a chance to work with. You can basically ask anyone and YLE pays. This time I asked actors Ulla Reinikainen, Laura Rämä, Jukka Peltola, Eeva-Maija Haukinen, Tapio Liinoja and Eedit Patrakka to join in.