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A photo of Santtu Salminen sitting on a chair.

I am a 28-year-old director and screenwriter based in Helsinki, Finland.


I have an affinity for comedy and absurdity. The first offers a way to deal serious topics in an entertaining way, the latter can create something relatable with something totally unexpected. I am interested in topics such as masculinity, neoliberalism and human-nature relationship, and I feel that directing laughter towards positions of power offers revealing angles to address societal dissonance.

I graduated from Metropolia UAS with a bachelor's degree in filmmaking in 2021. My self-funded graduation film, Primal Therapy, was selected to over 30 festivals, and it won multiple awards, e.g., at Tampere Film Festival and Cottbus Film Festival. I am currently working on a comedy sketch series with LuodoMedia and Yle.


When I'm not making films, you can find me doing photography or music.

Don't hesitate to reach out if you have a great collaborative idea, or just want to hang out.

+358 504654026


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