Finnish comedy filmmaker.
Santtu Salminen is a Finnish screenwriter and director based in Helsinki. He grew up around theatre and acting, and gravitated towards filmmaking through photography. Santtu studied filmmaking in Metropolia UAS, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in 2021. During his studies he wrote multiple screenplays and directed them, while simultaneously working in the camera department in various short films, tv-series, and commercials. His award winning graduation film PRIMAL THERAPY (2021) marks his directorial debut. Santtu deals with topics such as masculinity, neoliberalism, and human-nature relationship through comedy, as he feels that laughing upwards to people in power positions offers unique angles in dealing with societal problems.
Best Comedy Short
Primal Therapy
Santorini Film Festival
Santorini
2022
Best Comedy
Primal Therapy
Budapest Independent Film Festival
Budapest
2022
Best Student Film
Primal Therapy
Manchester Film Festival
Manchester
2022
Generation XYZ - Audience Award
Primal Therapy
Tampere Film Festival
Tampere
2022
Best Short Comedy
Primal Therapy
Sydney Short Film Festival
Sydney
2022
R&A Shorts - National Competition
Primal Therapy
Helsinki International Film Festival
Helsinki
2021
Birth Date
June 22, 1995
Nickname
Santtu
Birth City
Tampere
Current City
Helsinki
Hometown
Oulunkylä
Height
170
Gender
Male
Ethnicity
Finnish
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Cancer
Married To
The Industry
Children
are fun
"Mennään eteenpäin." -Timo Jutila
Finnish comedy filmmaker.