Director, editor, photographer, producer
BIOGRAPHY – Antti T Seppänen
Antti T Seppänen is a film maker and photographer since 2000, based in Helsinki. Seppänen has considerable experience on international film projects, specializing in architecture. His main work so far is Iceberg shadow (Illume Ltd 2009), an internationally awarded documentary film based on a find of footage shot by a Finnish sailor all over the world. His photographs have been exhibited in private and joint exhibitions. He has an MA degree from the Huston Film School in Galway, Ireland.
2003-4 Seppänen worked as the Asian cameraman and editor for YLE in Afghanistan and China. Within the exhibition project Newly Drawn – Emerging Finnish Architects, he has realized 17 short films which have been screened widely internationally. In 2010 Seppänen directed a series of four short films for the Helsinki city about the new residential areas being built. 2010 Seppänen worked as the cameraman and editor in the YLE program Building Jury Shanghai on the World Expo.
In 2011 Seppänen spent two months in West Africa, studying and recording the local cultures and traditions. One of his projects was a series of short films Seppänen realized in cooperation with the local people who got to define the subjects of the films and see them within a week from the commission. The project was presented on the Finnish Foreign Ministry global.finland site. The films are available online in vimeo.com/album/1610195 . Seppänen also worked as a reporter and cameraman for YLE FST in Ghana. In December 2011 his West African photographs and films among with an installation were on display at the in the Volga Gallery in Helsinki in the exhibition Gates of Dreams. 2011-12 his photographs were a part of the exhibition Look at me! at Villa Karo, Grand Popo.
In 2012 Seppänen shot and directed two films about the Zabbaleen people in Cairo for the exhibition World Champions of Recycling in the Helinä Rautavaara Museum in Espoo. The exhibition is based on a project that the Finnish architects Reuter-Hollmén-Sandman are developing in Cairo. 2012-2014 Seppänen also documented Aalto Lab Mexico, an anthropological research and cooperation project among the Maya people in the Calakmul area. In addition he finished a four year film project on the construction of Kaisa House, the new Helsinki University Library. The film was a WDC 2012 project and premiered at the opening ceremony of the library with a live accompaniment.
At the moment Seppänen is scripting a West African exhibition for the Helinä Rautavaara Museum in 2015. He will also produce the photographs and films for the exhibition. Seppänen is currently making film of the construction of l'Amphithéâtre de Trois-Rivières. The film about the theatre will be completed in 2015.
Huston School of Film and Digital Media, MA in Film production and direction 2007
Tampere Polytechnic University, BA Honours, 2000
Majoring in media production - Specializing in directing and editing
Diploma work: Dramaturgy of Aristotle and the model of Syd Field in short fiction films.
Studies in University of Salford, Department of media and performance, UK 1998-99
University of Turku, Studies in Audiovisual culture 1995-96
Lahden Lyseon Lukio, Upper secondary school, graduated 1993, general mark Laudatur (Excellent)
Finnish: Mother tong
Photographer, Director, Editor, Cameraman since 2000.
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”l'Amphithéâtre de Trois-Rivières”
Two documentaries 5+30 min, Oiva-Filmi 2014-15
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”KAISA-HOUSE – Helsinki University Library opening ceremony film”
Documentary 2012, Helsinki University Library / WDC 2012
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”SILO 468”
Documentary, Lighting Design Collective / WDC 2012
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”Aalto Lab Mexico”
Documentaries 2012-14, Aalto-yliopisto
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING "Newly Drawn - Emerging Finnish Architecture"
17 Short films, exhibition in China, USA, Spain etc.
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ” Aalto Global Impact ACCESS ”
Documentary, Aalto University 2012
PHOTOGRAPHER, DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”Exhibition: Gates of Dreams”
Photgraphs, short films, installation, Volga Gallery 2011
DIRECTOR, SRIPT, EDITOR ”IFLA 2012 HELSINKI”
Documentary, Ministry of Education and Culture / Illume Ltd 2011
DIRECTOR ”Iceberg shadow”
Documentary 57 min, Illume Ltd 2009
CAMERAMAN, EDITOR "Building Jury Shanghai", Tv-program, YLE 2010
DIRECTOR, SRIPT, EDITOR ”Tailwind - Helsinki Horizon 2030”
Four short films for an exhibition in London and Helsinki, Helsinki City Planning Office 2010
DIRECTOR, SCRIPT, EDITOR
”Coast guarding in Finland” and ”Aircrafts in Border guarding”
Documentaries, Illume Oy 2007
EDITOR ”Multicultural school” and ”Headmaster’s maintenance”
Two educational series, Aitomedia 2007
DIRECTOR, EDITOR ”Harbour lights”
Film for The Maritime Museum of Finland, Illume Oy 2007
EDITOR "Once upon a time in Ethiopia"
Documentary, Roadmovies 2006
CAMERA, EDITING ”Sounds like Suomi”
Documentary 90 min, Zenmedia 2007
CAMERA, EDITING news, reportage, sports
YLE Asian office Beijing / Luxian Ltd 2004
Reportage trip to Afghanistan YLE 2003
CAMERA ”Is the grass greener?” Documentary 55 min
Jaakko Ilkka Productions / YLE TV 2 Dokumenttiprojekti 2003
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING ”Cultural paths of North Ostrobotnia”
Educational video 20 min, Oulu Vocational College 2003
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING
Projections for a live performance on the Sami people national day,
75 min, Rockadillo 2003
Tuotantotalo Werne 2001
SCRIPT, DIRECTOR, EDITING "Sydänveri (Heart blood)"
Fiction, 11 min, TTVO / YLE 2001
DIRECTOR ”Lingua - Deutch”
Language videos, 6x5 min, EU LINGUA project 2000
DIRECTOR, "The Redemption"
Fiction / experimental 30 min (16mm), Revontulten Suomi and Helsinki 2000 project, Valolaterna Ltd 2000
DIRECTOR, CAMERA, EDITING "Yves Klein"
Documentary 15 min, Sara Hildén Art museum 1997
EDITOR Tens of TV-programs, commercials, trailers, music videos and corporate videos 2000-2013
1. Films for the exhibition project Newly Drawn - Emerging Finnish vimeo.com/channels/267218
2. Films for the exhibition ”Tailwind - Helsinki Horizon 2030” in London and Helsinki
3. The community film project "Shaking shoulders" in Grand Popo, Benin
- Films vimeo.com/album/1610195
- The project on the Finnish Foreign Ministry site global.finland.fi/public/default.aspx?contentid=218378&nodeid=80&contentlan=1&culture=fi-FI
4. Photos from the exhibition "Gates of Dreams"
5. Films for the exhibition World Champions of Recycling in the Helinä Rautavaara Museum
6. Kaisa House, a film on the construction of Helsinki University Library
7. Documentary film Aalto Lab Mexico
8. Documentary film Silo 468 about the construction of a permanent light art piece in Helsinki