Taru Mäkelä

Taru Mäkelä

Finland

Biography

Taru Mäkelä (b. 1st Apr 1959 in Tampere) is both a fiction and documentary filmmaker. She is also a producer and together with director Jouko Seppälä she owns Kinosto Oy, a film production company. She started her career in the 1980s by directing comedy and sketch shows for television (e.g., Hymyhuulet series). At the moment Finnish cinemas are showing her (un)romantic comedy WAREHOUSE, produced by Kinosto. Last year’s winner of the Tampere Film Festival audience award was a Kinosto production THE UNKNOWN WOMAN, a documentary written and directed by Elina Kivihalme. Mäkelä also directs plays and radio theater. She is a Bachelor of Human Sciences and a Master of Arts.

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