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BORN
1973, RUSKO, FINLAND

EDUCATION 
UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN, DEPARTMENT OF FILM & TELEVISION
Majoring in Film Directing

TURKU ARTS ACADEMY, TURKU
Majoring in Theatre Directing and Acting


FILMS

NEVER ENOUGH WHITE ROSES (English working title) aka VIERAAT, (Feature, IN PROGRESS)
IN SHEEP'S CLOTHING     (Feature, in development)

BROKEN                             (Feature, in development) 
THOMAS                             (Feature, 2009)
RELATION                          (Short, 2005) 
GREY AREA                       (aka HARMAA ALUE, Short, 2004)
FOR THE SAKE OF GOD   (aka JUMALAN PALVELUS, Short, 2002) 
OBJECTIVE LOVE              (aka KAUKORAKKAUS, Short, 2002) 

TV
YKSI LENSI YLI MARIN PESÄN  (10 Episodes, TV Comedy, Nelonen 2010)


MUSIC VIDEOS 
STIG : PUUMAA MÄ METSÄSTÄN (WARNER MUSIC 2012) 
SAMAE KOSKINEN : SPOON RIVER (WARNER MUSIC 2013)


AWARDS


THOMAS

Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Turkey 2008
* GOLDEN KARAGÖZ AWARD - BEST ACTOR - LASSE PÖYSTI *

26th Festival International du Premier Film d’Annonay MJC, France 2009
* SPECIAL JURY AWARD * 
* YOUNG JURY AWARD *

International Film Festival “Zerkalo”, Russia 2009
* BEST DIRECTOR AWARD *

CineFest Miskolc, Hungary 2009
* MAIN AWARD - BEST PICTURE *
* FEDERATION INTERNATIONAL CINEMA CLUBS AWARD *

28th Fajr International Film Festival, Iran 2010
* BEST SCRIPT AWARD *

28th Bergamo Film Meeting, Italy 2010
* MAIN AWARD - BEST PICTURE *


GREY AREA

Sleepwalkers International Film Festival, Estonia 2005
* BEST FICTION FILM AWARD *



NOMINATED selected

Cannes Film Festival 2009
*ACID -AWARD* - THOMAS

San Sebastian International Film Festival 2008
*BEST NEW DIRECTOR* - THOMAS

 

Warsaw International Film Festival 2009

*GRAN PRIX* - THOMAS


OTHER WORK

YOU, THE LIVING : ROY ANDERSSON / Studio 24, during 2004 - 2006, production design / carpenter

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MIKA KAURISMÄKI IN

ROAD NORTH (2012)
BROTHERS (2011)