Screen Director

Aku Louhimies

Selected credits

  • Conflict Backmann & Hoderoff
  • The InheritancePeer Pressure Productions, Channel 5
  • RebellionElement Pictures, Touchpaper Television
  • Unknown Soldier Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017
  • 8 Ball Blind Spot Pictures Oy, Mjölk
  • Naked Harbour First Floor Productions, Edith Film Oy
  • Tears Of April Helsinki Filmi Oy, Mogador Film, Two Thirty Five


Aku Louhimies is an award-winning director and screenwriter. Over the last decade his highly acclaimed, commercially successful films have established him as one of the most preeminent directors of Scandinavian cinema today.

Aku’s feature film Unknown Soldier is the biggest grossing Finnish film of all time and won 5 (nominated for 10) Jussi Awards (Finnish Film Awards) in 2018, including the People’s Choice Award.

In 2004, Aku was elected Director of the Year by the Association of Finnish Film Directors. He is currently serving as the head of the Finnish Directors Guild.

Aku partnered with Andrei Alén for his latest project, the political and military thriller Conflict, a television mini-series produced by Backmann & Hoderoff and distributed by Keshet International.

He is fluent in English, Finnish, Swedish, and Spanish.

Featured work

The Inheritance

Channel 5

Production Company
Peer Pressure Productions, Lonesome Pine Productions

Richard Cook

Samantha Bond, Jemima Rooper, Robert James-Collier

Unknown Soldier

Jussi Award: People's Choice Award

Production Company
Elokuvaosakeyhtiö Suomi 2017

Miia Haavisto, Tommi Kangasmaa, Aku Louhimies, Mikko Tenhunen

Mikko Nousiainen, Samuel Vauramo, Johannes Holopainen


Nominated Irish Film and Television Award: Best Drama

Production Company
Element Pictures, Touchpaper Television

Catherine Magee

Perdita Weeks, Barry Keoghan, Charlie Murphy


Naked Harbour

Production Company
First Floor Productions, Edith Film Oy

Pauli Pentti, Liisa Penttilä

Jasper Pääkkönen, Sean Pertwee, Laura Birn

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