(b. 1976, Cyprus) is is one of Finland’s most acclaimed directors. In 2013, he was chosen as one of the Variety’s worldwide TOP-10 Directors to Watch. All of his films have been a success both critically and at the box office. His six films have a total of 33 nominations in the Finnish National Film Awards. He has been nominated for the best director prize with all of his six feature films. With Home of the Dark Butterflies and Lapland Odyssey he also won the prize for best director. Three of his six films have won the audience award in Finland and his films have gathered numerous international prizes. His films have sold to all continents.