Olli Kasper

Assistant Director

Olli is an Assistant Director who started his work in the industry in locations department and quickly grew into a Location Manager. He still scouts every now and then but has mostly moved into assistant directing. What’s special with Olli is his humble, specialised attitude towards filmmaking – he truly understands different scales of productions and continuously evolves his skills in all positions he works in.

Though Olli’s skillset is suitable for many job titles he has mainly focused on 2nd AD’ing. He typically works on productions when there’s a need for a solid, independent 2nd who takes over all scheduling during shoot. With his experience from locations and logistics Olli is a great asset for everyone in the production office making sure information flows from one department to another. He has been widely liked as a team mate – it’s not rare to have productions requesting for Olli above anyone else.

Every now and then Olli visits film schools to teach about his work. So far he’s been teaching in Metropolia University and in our own BBG AD Bootcamp. In December 2022 Olli will be sharing his knowledge in Omnia Film Skills education as well.

Besides his work as a 2nd AD Olli has been running some shorter productions himself as the 1st AD and filled in in few larger ones. Currently Olli is debuting as the 1st AD in his first longer TV series. Before the shoot kicks in full time in spring 2023 he is happy join short-term gigs eg. commercials and short films besides his current production.

Skills

Call sheets
Scheduling
Script breakdowns
Running the set
Logistics
Scouting
Location management

Languages

Finnish (native)
English (professional proficiency)
Swedish (limited working proficiency)

Education details

Bachelor’s degree, Film and Television Production Management / Metropolia University of Applied Sciences / Graduated 2020

Financial management / Mercuria Business School Business and Administration / Graduated 2010

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Selected works

Feature Films

AS A 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Sisu / Freezing Point Oy / 2022 – dir. Jalmari Helander

TV Series

AS A 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Sijainen S1 / Helsinki Filmi / 2022 – dir. Jyri Kähönen – additional

AS A 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Poromafia S1 / Kaiho Republic / 2023 – dir. Mika Kurvinen
Mies joka kuoli S1 / Reelmedia / 2022 – dir. Samuli Valkama
Transport S1 / Tekele Productions / 2022 – dir. Auli Mantila

AS A 3RD ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

TBA / Helsinki Filmi / 2023 – dir. AJ Annila
Modernit Miehet S2 / Moskito Television / 2021 – dir. Juha Pursiainen ja Jäppi Savolainen
Perfect Commando S1 / Fire Monkey Productions / 2020 – dir. Jalmari Helander
White Wall S1 / Moskito Television / 2020 – dir. Aleksi Salmenperä – additional

AS A LOCATION MANAGER

Duke of Sipoo S2 / Yellow Film & TV / 2019 – dir. Antti Heikki Pesonen

Commercials

AS A 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

DNA Apuri / Directors Guild / 2022
McDonald’s Työnantaja mielikuva / Woodpecker / 2022
Makita / Metropolia University / 2018 – dir. Sakari Sankkinen

AS A 2ND ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Digita / Otto Tuotanto / 2022

AS A SCOUT & LOCATION MANAGER

Sokos Hotel / Pictures Helsinki / 2022 – Location Manager
02 Taksi / TBWA / 2022 – Location Manager and scouting Still photography locations
Caruna / TBWA / 2020 – Scout and Location manager
Arla Got Guts / TBWA / 2020 – Scout
Telia #Yhdessä / TBWA / 2020 – Scout
Stora Enso / Vaisto Creative / 2020 – Scout

Short Films

AS A 1ST ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

Ne jotka putoaa / Aalto University, ELO Film School / 2021 – dir. Helmi Donner
Suoterapia / Metropolia University, Luodo Oy / 2021 – dir. Santtu Salminen

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Sisu
Mies joka kuoli
Perfect Commando
Transport
Sijainen