DIRECTOR IRIS OLSSON PHOTO BY TUUKKA KOSKI

CREATING EXPERIENCES Through EMOTIONS

I grew up in Helsinki, Finland, in the 80's, and spent most of my childhood glued to the TV fascinated by the worlds and stories told in movies. As a teenager, in my rage against the world, I accidentally saw a documentary film and it struck me to the core. It correlated with my true feelings of the world and blew me away with its authenticity. Since then I've focused on combining drama, style and use of emotions in narrative films to real world stories. 

I'm interested in creating cinematic storytelling both for fiction and documentary content. I follow my instincts and I'm lucky to have made award winning documentaries, travel series with record-breaking audience ratings and campaign videos from all around the world as a director since 2009. Lately I've also started directing fiction and tipped my toes into virtual reality. I'm always looking for new projects, stories and scripts waiting to be told. I'm also experience with in-depth interviews, international productions, humanitarian topics and adventure/travel content.

Working experience Finland, Spain, Russia, China, Indonesia, Mexico, Senegal, Mali, Rwanda, Morocco and the Caribbean Islands.

Customers include Helsinki-filmi, Monami Agency, Supercell, Kirkkopalvelut, Sitra, Måndag, Kepa ry, Outlook Films, Aito Media, Moskito Television, Warner Bros. Finland, Not Guilty Productions, Oneworld Retreats, YLE TV1, YLE TV2, YLE TEEMA, ARTE, SVT, ZDF, NRK, Sub Tv, Nelonen, Ava, Metropolia.