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Iiris Juutilainen

Iiris first started filmmaking in primary school and completed her first independent at the age of 12. She’s now been working as a 1st Assistant Director for more than a decade. Mostly Iiris considers 1st AD’s job as being the glue holding together creative vision, production and it’s crew and cast. On her work she’s underlines the importance of handling everyone respectfully and making the working environment safe.

Due to her interest in global films, Iiris has been focusing on international and challenging co-productions. Lately, she’s ran sets in most of the Nordic and Baltic countries, US and Djibouti and worked with crew and production companies from all over the world.

Besides working as a 1st AD Iiris is a Co-Founder of Blockbusters Gang, Finland’s first crewing service provider in the media industry. She’s also a regular lecturer in Aalto University of Arts in Helsinki.