SAHADOK is a company for creative and open-minded films. It was founded in 2009 by Aleksi Salmenperä and Mia Halme. SAHADOK has been a development and writing base for both fiction and documentaries and co-producer for other companies.

The company has co-produced Bad Family by Aleksi Salmenperä, which premiered in Berlinale Panorama 2010, and Alcan Highway, which premiered in Hot Docs, Toronto 2013. Every Other Couple is SAHADOK’s first own production.

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MIA HALME is a director and scriptwriter. She has been a professional independent filmmaker for fifteen years and her documentaries have been screened widely in different festivals around the world. Her previous film Forever Yours (2011) was awarded for instance with respected Finnish Jussi -prize as the best documentary film of the year and Best Direction -prize in Visions du Réel. She has directed several documentaries about family-related issues; latest film was about children taken into care. Family in many ways is the connecting factor in her filmography.

Halme works now also as an Executive in Residence in documentary at Film School Helsinki.

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ALEKSI SALMENPERÄ is an awarded writer/director. His films have been twice Finnish Oscar-nominees and twice EFA’s nominees for best European film. His titles include for example The Mine (2016), Distractions, (2015), Alcan Highway (2013), A Man’s Job (2007).

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