Writing and directing films (documentary, fiction and commercials)

TRACK RECORD: 22 Awards on international film festivals including Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2018 (Best Documentary), Docutah International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (“Raven” Audience Award), Telling Tales International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (Best Documentary), Austin Film Festival 2015 (Best Documentary Feature), Finnish State Quality Price 2015, Luleå International Art Biennial 2011 (Main Award), Sheffield Innovation Award 2009 (Nomination), Nordisk Panorama 2009 (Open Source Cinema Development Award), The Northern Character Film Festival 2009 (Best Documentary),  Film Australia Documentary Award 2000, Columbus Film Festival 2000 USA (Bronze Award), National Student Film and Video Festival (Australia) 1998 (2nd Prize), Bathurst Film Festival 1998 (Main Award).

Story development, mentoring and teaching

TRACK RECORD: Education: Master of Arts (Film & TV) Australian Film TV and Radio School (Sydney) 1998-2000. Bachelor of Media (Film, Drama & Japanese) Macquarie University (Sydney) 1996-1998. Professional Teacher’s Certificate Oulu UAS 2002-2005.Training mentors for European screenwriters and filmmakers Sources2 2015. European producers workshop EAVE 2012. Script development workshop Sources2 2011. Narrative approaches to supervision, coaching and leadership Narrative Practices Adelaide 2010. Work experience: Story consultant and mentor to fiction and documentary film directors in Finland since 2015. Lecturer in scriptwriting and directing at Kemi-Tornio UAS (story consulting & mentoring for about 50 student film productions) 2001-2015. Story development for YLE’s Tarinateltta TV-series 2009. Dramaturg for YLE’s Toinen Suomi project in Finnish Lapland 2005-2006. Lecturer (part-time) in scriptwriting and directing at Macquarie University (Sydney) 2000.

Storytelling for business, Purpose-told stories, Facilitating innovation

TRACK RECORD: Education:  Extensive self-study in the subject matter. Master of Science (Industrial Management & Software Engineering) Tampere University of Technology 1993-2006. Development manager at Kemi-Tornio UAS 2005-2013. Diploma in product and service development Aalto University 2010. Infographics and visualizing information Aalto University 2013. Service design methods Kemi-Tornio UAS, Innovation methods and team leadership Innotiimi Ltd 2008, Certified service experience designer LEO Ltd 2007, Goal Oriented Project Planning method and facilitation Kemi-Tornio UAS 2007, ProCluster facilitator for SMEs Cluster Navigators Ltd 2006, Radical innovations and process management Helsinki University of Technology 2006. Edison training program for R&D leadership Oulu University 2005. Work experience: Several successful references.

Documentary cinematography (especially handheld observational shooting)

TRACK RECORD: Cinematography for The Illuminators (with Mikko Leinonen), Monsterman (with Marita Hällfors). Rebels with a Cause (with Lasse Naukkarinen & Janne Niskala). Reaching Father (several others). Reindeer Dreaming, Dr Fruit-Loop Goes to East Timor & Clown Doctors.

Renting film and sound equipment

Sony FS7 digital film camera Metabones Ultra Speed Booster adapter, Canon 24-70mm (2.8) lens, Canon 70-200mm (2.8) lens, 3 * 64GB memory cards, Miller Compass 12 fluid head with Manfrotto tripod, 1 Sennheiser K6 with ME66 directional microphone, 2 sets of radio microphones.