Dionysos Films is an independent, female-led production company based in Helsinki. We produce scripted content in series and feature film formats as well as high concept documentaries aiming at both domestic and international markets. We frequently collaborate with top Finnish filmmakers but also want to give a voice to emerging talent working with up-and-coming filmmakers on their first or second feature films or tv-series.

Dionysos Films was founded in 2008 by the award-winning filmmakers: Producer Riina Hyytiä and Director-Screenwriter Johanna Vuoksenmaa. The third company partner, Producer Leena Mäenpää-Bentleys main focus are the ongoing series productions. The Producer Nora Kuusisto works in feature fiction and series. The latest addition to the team is the Producer Venla Hellstedt, who works across all genres, including documentaries.

Our latest series releases include the crime title Deadwind (2016-20 Karppi, Dir. Rike Jokela), that had its season 3 premiere globally on Netflix in November 2022. The youth series Nerd: Dragonslayer 666 (2017-19, Dir. Aleksi Delikouras) won the Finnish National TV award for season 1 and has become a true phenomenon amongst young audiences with its three-season run. 

The latest series from Director-Screenwriter Johanna Vuoksenmaa is the comical drama series Hormones! (2023-25) in which Vuoksenmaa brings her insightful and humorous take on the effects of hormones in the lives of menopausal adults and their extended families.

Dionysos Films is best known for producing content that reaches large audiences. The feature romantic comedy 21 Ways to Ruin A Marriage was the top grossing domestic film in 2013. It reached over 400.000 admissions, and is still the biggest Finnish original hit ever written, directed and produced by women only (Vuoksenmaa and Hyytiä).

Our children’s film, Tatu and Patu (Dir. Rike Jokela), had a record-breaking opening with over 330 000 theatrical admissions, while the dramedy Aurora (Dir. Miia Tervo) had its theatrical release in January 2019 and has since screened at many festivals around the world. It won the national film award ’Jussi’ for the best director and the best screenplay as well as the Best International Feature Prize in Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Our latest film titles include a humorous coming-of-age story of an older woman, 70 is just a number (2021, Vuoksenmaa) and a heist comedy with a romantic twist Scammers (2023, Jokela).

Check out our ”productions” page for more info on our projects and collaborators.

Right now, we have several projects in different phases of development and production, as well as remakes in production in other countries.

If you would like to get to know us better, please do send us a quick email – we would love to get to know you too!

Dionysos Films Oy

Pengerkatu 18 A LH 4
00500 Helsinki

Tel. +358 9 753 0600
Email: info@dionysosfilms.fi