Tia Kouvo is a director and screenwriter with a background in social psychology. She graduated from Valand Academy in 2018. Family Time is her debut film and it is based on her graduation short film with the same title. The short film was awarded at both HIFF (Love & Anarchy) and Tampere International Film Festival. She is based in Gothenburg and works in both Sweden and Finland. Tia has developed her distinct, observational style in her previous films, among them award-winning Chat with me (2014), We Retired People (2018) and Hollywood (2022).