Mari Soppela is an award-winning filmmaker and mixed-media designer. After studying video in Finland and computer graphics in the Netherlands, she gained an MA (Computing in Design) in Middlesex University in 1993. At one point a video artist, at another an interface & interaction designer, she now enjoys making creative documentaries.
Mari’s film career has taken her on an odyssey from suicidal depression in her native Finland (Family Files) through challenging the fear of intimacy (Home Recordings) before going back north to trace the censored history of her German grandfather (Who the Devil Can See in the Dark) and returning to Amsterdam where she let go of a dream (Sacred Mountain). Now, she is working on The Glass Ceiling (the working title).