Markku Heikkinen

was born in Kajaani, Finland in 1966. He studied sociology and philosophy at the University of Tampere in 1987-1992, film directing at the University of Art and Design Helsinki since 1999 and graduated from documentary directing in 2006. Heikkinen has worked as a freelance TV and radio journalist at YLE since 1986 and as a freelancer documentarist since 1993. He has also worked as the president of documentary guild in 2004 – 2005.