Teresa Siltanen


We’ve gladly welcomed another upcoming filmmaker into our gang: lovely Teresa!

Teresa brings a lot of positive attitude and motivation into our group of workers. Prior to moving to Finland she’d already completed Batchelor’s Degree in Theatre in North Carolina Methodist University. Once arriving to Helsinki Teresa got into Academy of Moving People and Images for their 2-year program of film. In the program Teresa was introduced into all aspects of filmmaking – acting, directing, production design, cinematography, sound design… – and was able to take her understanding of storytelling and project based working into another level. Program included lectures and theory besides actual production of multiple short films.

Teresa got to know us through AMPI+ workshop of assistant directing in spring 2023. She’d completed few short films as the Assistant Director and was a natural choice to jump into assisting one of our 1st AD’s on their next short production as the 3rd AD. Her experience on smaller projects have given her a great foundation for further work on professional productions – not to mention her calm and collected attitude on set. With us Teresa has shown skills on working with people from different backgrounds – students to professionals, young to old, country to another. We can’t wait to see what she becomes in the next few years.

We’d love to see Teresa gather more credits on all assisting duties in production and AD departments to reach her future dream of working as the 3rd AD on feature length productions and TV series. We see her as a perfect match to any English speaking production due to her language skills and a great addition to any local productions that won’t require native level of Finnish.


Working with cast and extras
Assisting in production documents
Assisting in office duties
Running errands on set


Hygiene Passport
CPR certification
Infant to child First Aid
Driving License B


English (native)
Finnish (limited working proficiency)

Education details

2 year Intensive Course on Filmmaking / Academy of Moving People & Images / Graduated 2022
BA in Theatre Arts / Methodist University, NC, USA / Graduated 2016
Associates Degree in Irish Studies / Ulster University of Magee, Northern Ireland / Graduated 2015

Besides her studies Teresa has also participated AMPI+ x BBG AD Bootcamp 4-day workshop of assistant directing including topics such as call sheets, extras breakdown, communication and conflict management.

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Selected works

Short Films


My Name Is Hope / ELO Film School / 2023 – dir. Sherwan Haji



Fyge / F3 Productions / 2023 – dir. Khanh Ngo


OnePlus / Cameron / 2023 – dir. Pekka Hara – assisting on call sheets

Besides these productions Teresa has worked on the following short films and music videos as a part of her studies:

FUR FUR / Esitystaiteen seura Live Arts Society / 2023 – dir. Kardo Shiwan – Assistant Director
Afternoon Story / 2023 – dir. Jacob Ngyuen – Assistant Director
R&A Shorts trailer / Helsinki International Film Festival / 2023 – dir. Mariia Solodiankina – Assistant Director, Line Producer
Metsänpeitto / AMPI Academy of Moving Images / 2022 – dir. Teresa Siltanen – Writer, Director, Editor, VFX Artist
Sinivuokko / AMPI Academy of Moving Images / 2022 – dir. Kardo Shiwan – Assistant Director
I Hate My Life / AMPI Academy of Moving Images / 2022 – dir. Sam Boateng – Assistant Director
Why Do We Fight? / AMPI Academy of Moving Images / 2021 – dir. Teresa Siltanen – Director, Co-Writer

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