Teemu Nikki is a prolific self-educated, award winning filmmaker from Sysmä, Finland. His latest critically acclaimed feature film Death is a Problem for the Living was premiered at September 2023. Nikki’s earlier success film The Blind Man Who Did Not Want to See Titanic won the Audience Award at the 78th Venice Film Festival.
Nikki has so far directed 7 feature films, several TV series and in addition numerous short films, which have gained recognition at film festivals all around the world. Nikki’s style is best described as a good willed yet unapologetic satire of humanity.
It’s Alive Films is a Helsinki-based production company founded by filmmakers Teemu Nikki (director-writer) and Jani Pösö (producer-writer). All of It’s Alive’s productions are entertaining takes of deadly serious subjects. The company’s best-known feature films are Death is a Problem for the Living, The Blind Man Who Did Not Want To See Titanic (Orrizoni Extra Audience Award winner 2021 in Venice Film Festival), and Euthanizer (Finland’s official Oscar candidate 2018) and best known tv-series are Mental (Sekasin), a multi-remade pitch-black comedy about mental problems among young people, and an award-winning TV /web / feature format called Lovemilla – a huge blockbuster with over 14 million views only from Finland.
So far It’s Alive has produced 18 short films, 7 feature films and 3
TV-series. More about at www.itsalive.fi