Aleksi Puranen (b. 1978) is a screenwriter and director from Finland. He graduated with BA in media culture from Kemi-Tornio University of Applied Sciences in 2006 and with MA in Film Screenwriting from the University of Salford in 2012. Since then he has focused on writing, directing and producing. Most of his projects are comedies. He is the co-writer of Heavy Trip. Wheels of Freedom is his debut documentary.