Risto Tuominen is a Finnish filmmaker who received a Master of Fine Arts in Directing from the prestigious American Film Institute in Los Angeles. Tuominen has a strong foundation in production as he has worked as an assistant director on numerous feature films and commercials. He also served in the Finnish Defence Forces and took part, as an army officer, in the peacekeeping operation in Afghanistan.
Tuominen is fascinated by human psychology. His body of work consists of short films with a naturalistic style that embody compelling performances. Tuominen’s thesis short film, Tides (2014), received the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation’s Production Award. He is currently developing his first feature film.