The international launch of The Dudesons TV-series was supported by the full length feature film The Dudesons Movie, which was released theatrically in Finland on March 31, 2005, and straight to DVD in a dozen other countries. The movie was released in the USA on July 11, 2006, by Warner Rhino. Despite mixed reviews from Finnish mainstream critics, the movie won the "Audience's Favourite Movie" at Jussi Awards, the Finnish equivalent of Oscars, with 47% of votes.
The Dudesons is a Finnish television series, which originally started in January 2001 under the Finnish name Extreme Duudsonit. A combination of extreme stunts, comedy and reality, the show has become the most wide-spread Finnish TV-series of all time. The show follows the every day life of four best friends, who have a tendency for anarchy and perilous situations
The Dudesons consists of four members: Jukka Hilden (b. 1980), Jarno "Jarppi" Leppälä (b. 1979), Jarno Laasala (b. 1979) and Hannu-Pekka "HP" Parviainen (b. 1981). They were all born in the small city of Seinäjoki, Finland, and Jukka, Jarppi and Jarno became good friends since attending elementary school together. 
In the mid-1990s The Dudesons were in their teens, and heavy practitioners of snowboarding, skateboarding and downhill mountain biking. Eventually they started shooting videos of their hobbies and this led to a variety of extreme stunt videos. One of the four Dudesons, Jarno Laasala, was also the director, cinematographer and editor of these videos