Screen Director

Dome Karukoski

Selected credits

  • Tolkein Fox Searchlight, Chernin Entertainment
  • Tom of Finland Helsinki Filmi Oy
  • Heart of a Lion Helsinki Filmi Oy
  • Lapland Odyssey Anagram, Ripple World Pictures, Helsinki Filmi Oy
  • The Home of Dark Butterflies Solar Films, Mainostelevisio (MTV3)

About

Thomas ‘Dome’ Karukoski is a Finnish film director, currently directing Tolkein with Fox Searchlight. His critically acclaimed film Tom Of Finland was Finland’s official submission to the 90th Academy awards.

Other films include Lapland Odyssey, which became the biggest grossing comedy in the history of Finnish cinema and Karukoski won Best Director for the film for the second time in three years at the annual Finnish Film Awards (The Jussi Awards).

His first feature Beauty and The Bastard showed at the Berlin International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival in 2006. Heart of a Lion, about a Neo-Nazi who falls in love with a woman who has a mixed race son, premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and won critical acclaim across the festival circuit.

The Home For Dark Butterflies was also chosen as Finland’s representative both in the The Nordic Council Film Prize and the Academy Awards.

Featured work

Tom of Finland

Production Company
Helsinki Filmi Oy

Producers
Aleksi Bardy

Cast
Lauri Tilkanen, Jakob Oftebro, Werner Daehn

Heart of a Lion

Won Directors to Watch at Palm Springs International Film Festival

Production Company
Helsinki Filmi Oy

Producer
Aleksi Bardy

Cast
Jasper Pääkonen, Laura Birn, Peter Franzén

Lapland Odyssey

Won Jussi Award (Finnish Film Award) Best Director

Production Company
Anagram, Ripple World Pictures, Helsinki Filmi Oy

Producer
Aleksi Bardy

Cast
Jasper Pääkonen, Pamela Tola, Moa Gammel

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