Akseli Tuomivaara

My two passions are playing football and making films. Some people say Finland sucks at both. I’ve done my best to change this.  At the age of 37 I’ve pretty much given up hope on football. My sole purpose now is to make awesome films.

Ever since growing up (in the north Helsinki suburbs) I’ve felt it’s my second nature to tell stories. That’s what got me into filmmaking in the first place. I also love working with actors; discovering raw talent as well as collaborating with established professionals.

Since finishing film school (The University of Art and Design Helsinki) I’ve directed a whole lot of music videos, a bunch of commercials, few short films, a TV mini-series and one feature film (Korso, 2014).