Aleksi Puranen

Aleksi Puranen

Screenwriter and Director

Oulu, Finland

Member Since:
November 2011
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About Aleksi

I'm a screenwriter/director based in Northern Finland. I've worked in the industry first as a production assistant/lighting technician/assistant director/who knows what else, but all the time aimed at writing and directing. I wrote & directed a few low/no-budget short films, a few of which are still doing the festival rounds.

This year I had two feature films released. First one is Heavy Trip (co-writer) that had its cinema release in Finland in March and premiered internationally at SXSW and has since gone to screen at several festivals all over the world. It will open in select cities in US on October 5.

My first documentary Wheels of Freedom (writer-director) opened in cinemas in Finland last May.

Currently I'm working on a few feature film scripts and one series.

I have a tendency to lean towards comedies in my writing, but at the moment I'm working also on a few trim/thriller ideas.




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