Aleksi Mäkelä (b. 1969) is the most commercially successful active film director in Finland. Since 1993 he has directed 13 feature films and over hundred hours of television. His films have sold over 2,5 million cinema tickets in Finland alone. His most notable films include Bad Boys (2003), Matti: Hell Is For Heroes (2006), and Hellsinki (2009), which are all based on true events.