A local box office hit, family feature Ella ja kaverit (Ella and Friends, 2012), directed by Taneli Mustonen, opened theatrically in Finland during the holiday season 2012.
Ella and her friends find out that their much-loved neighborhood school will be shut down, and all the kids will be relocated to a brand new central school – errr, sorry, not simply a school, but something much fancier: a Centralized Learning and Schooling Facility located in the city centre. They soon find out that the most popular kid in the new facility, Ef One, is to blame for their misery. Or, to be more precise, his insanely rich father is. Ella and her friends decide to team up with the teacher to fight for their old school.