Kirsikka Saari is a screenwriter-director based in Helsinki. She was Oscar nominated for the short film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything? (2012). She wrote the script for Stupid Young Heart which won the Crystal Bear in Berlinale and Jussi Award for the Best Screenplay. Her works as a screenwriter-director include the collaborative film Force of Habit and awarded short films After the Reunion and Super Comfort. She has written a critically acclaimed novel and play for the Finnish National Theatre (Depression Comedy, co-written with Jenni Toivoniemi). She has graduated from the Helsinki University and ELO Film School Helsinki in Aalto University.