Originally from Finland, Mikko is a London-based filmmaker who recently completed A MOMENT IN THE REEDS, his first feature as writer/director that has screened at over 30 festivals worldwide, including BFI London Film Festival, Göteborg Film Festival & Seattle International Film Festival.

Having moved to the UK for university, Mikko studied English and French literature at Nottingham University and University College London. Prior to his feature debut, he directed a number of music and fashion promos alongside working as a an editor in drama and commercials.

In his films, Mikko is most interested in exploring questions of identity - telling stories about marginalised characters and individuals at odds with society, particularly within queer and migrant cinema, and is currently developing a number of projects on these themes.