Director & Producer

I grew up in the middle of the countryside in Eastern Finland, next to the Russian border. I spent my days playing the cello and watching film classics. I had a burning desire to reach out into the wide world and along the way my roots have become the source of inspiration.

I am passionate about observational storytelling. My films have been screened at Finnish Broadcasting Company YleEdinburgh International Film Festival, National Film and Television School, The Finnish National Audiovisual Archives and several festivals and venues.

Originally from Finland, I am a graduate of the MA in Documentary Directing at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) and received my Masters from Royal College of Art. My NFTS graduation film Markku and Me was long listed for BIFA - British Independent Film Awards.

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DANSKA FILMS - THE PRODUCTION COMPANY

After directing several documentaries for the Finnish Broadcasting Company I've started to produce my own films for television. Danska Films' first production for Yle will be broadcasted at the beginning of 2019. 

I'm collaborating with a tight network of top film professional including story consultants, DOP's, Sound Recordists, Composers and Editors, both in Finland and in the UK.

Please contact for further info

lauri@lauridanska.com
+358 (0) 40 7492423