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Paula Hämäläinen

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProducer - Film - Associate Producer - Assistant Production Coordinator


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About me

I'm a multilingual MA Filmmaking graduate with experience in research and production of documentary and short/feature film. I'm experienced in producing low-budget short films from development to distribution. I wrote and produced two short films this year (2017) and one of them ("Twenty Minutes") has been picked for Encounters and Aesthetica film festivals. My particular interests are comedy, social justice, and narratives that bring unheard voices on the screen. I'm also the co-founder and editor of a Finnish feminist and anti-racist online magazine CANTH.

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  • Film Producing
  • Film/tv/theatre Production
  • Website Copywriting
  • Script Reader
  • Production/project Management
  • Script Writing
  • Documentaries
  • Copywriting
  • Concept Creating
  • Financial Admin

Work history


Associate Producer

The Guardian + On Our Radar

Jun 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Freelance
  • Dementia Diaries, a short documentary on early stage dementia for the Guardian.


Production and Website Co-ordinator

On Our Radar + The New Internationalist

Feb 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Freelance
  • Back in Touch is an interactive feature comprising a series of 8 short films narrated by a group of citizen reporters from Sierra Leone. The films are universal stories that explore how community, family and friendship were affected by a crisis that put a whole country on hold - for over a year during the crisis, all public gatherings were banned, and people were afraid to even greet each other in the street for fear of infection. It is an interactive feature that allows the audience to communicate directly with the narrators of the story. The audience are asked questions relating to the content of the films to encourage them to put themselves in the shoes of the people who lived through Ebola. Funded by the European Journalism Centre’s grant for Innovation in Development Journalism, it’s also been published by Le Parisien (France), De Correspondent (Netherlands), Internazionale (Italy) and aired by the Channel 4 News in the UK. WWW.BACKINTOUCH.ORG


Communications and Partnerships Assistant

On Our Radar

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
  • Full Time
  • Responsible for supporting the health, growth and development of strategic partnerships and external identity of a small communications agency for marginalised communities.


Junior Researcher


Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Freelance
  • Cold Rush is a landmark feature documentary exploring the beauty and drama of the High Arctic through its rapidly changing human geography. Around the world as receding ice caps reveal our once frozen prehistory, the future of this territory - political, cultural, economic, environmental - is yet to be decided. Who will be the custodians of the Arctic future and what place will it have in our world?


Project and Financial Assistant

On Our Radar

Apr 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Full Time
  • Assisted the management and editorial teams in various tasks such as office administration, research, pitching ideas and managing expenses and budgets.



MA Filmmaking

Goldsmiths, University of London

Sep 2016
  • Worked in all stages of production on several shorts: story development, scriptwriting and editing, casting, organising the shoot, post-production, social media and marketing. Pitched 2 short film ideas which were chosen for production including the final graduation project.