Mikko Myllylahti (1980) is a Finnish author and filmmaker. He was born and raised in Northern Finland, in a small town called Tornio. Mikko has a background as poet. His first collection "The Heated Engines of Cars After Homecoming" was published in 2003 and since then he has written several published collections with critical acclaim and awards. Mikko graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School in 2012 and his short films have shown in several major festivals, including "Love in Vain" (Locarno IFF 2009) and "Pyramid" (Student Prize in Tampere 2012). "The Handbag", produced by Aamu Filmcompany, was nominated for Best Nordic Short Film in 2013. Mikko is the screenwriter of "The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki" (Script&Pitch 2014), a feature film directed by Juho Kuosmanen. It won the Prix Un Certain Regard in Cannes 2016 and e.g. Main Prizes in Chicago, Zürich and St.Petersburg, as well as EFA Discovery Prize and 8 Jussi Awards. "Olli Mäki" is sold to more than 30 countries and was the Finnish entry for the Oscars. At the moment he is developing his first feature film as a director "The Woodcutter's Story", produced by Aamu Film Company, participant of Berlinale Script Station 2015 and Jerusalem Film Lab 2016 & ACE Producers workshop 2017. Aamu Film Company will also produce his next short film "The Tiger", which secured funding and will be shot in the winter 2018. Mikko is a member of the Union of Finnish Writers and the Association of Finnish Film Directors.
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