(Finland, 1977) He studied film direction at the Department of Film and Television of the University of Art and Design, Helsinki, and as a student, made two award-winning short films. In 2005 Valkeapää was selected to the Cannes Film Festival’s Residence du Festival program to develop the script for The Visitor, his debut project as director.

Selected filmography: They Have Escaped (2014), The Visitor (2008), The Fall (2003, short), Eyes Closed Without Hands (2000, short)


They Have Escaped (2014), The Visitor (2008), The Fall (2003, curt), Eyes Closed Without Hands (2000, curt)