The team behind “Olga”

Paul-Anders Simma

Paul-Anders Simma has over 30 years experience in film and television and has won numerous awards for excellence in film making. He has achieved recognition for his work in the production of films and television series. He is fluent in English, Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish and Sami, and has a certain proficiency in French. He has travelled extensively all over the world and has a long history of producing high-quality work delivered on time and within the budget provided.

Anders Teigen

Anders Teigen (b. in 1973) has been the editor of prize-winning documentaries. In 2009 he himself was nominated for the Best Editing award at the Norwegian Amanda Film Awards. He has also cut several short and feature films. Through the more than 35 documentaries and short and feature films that he has been involved in since he graduated from the Norwegian Film School in 2000, he has made a major contribution to bringing  interesting characters and important stories to small and big screens.

Elen Lotman

Elen Lotman ESC is a freelance cinematographer from Estonia. A mother of two small girls, Elen teaches cinematography and is the Head of the Film Department at the Baltic Film and Media School.  In 2012 she received the Best Cinematography award in the regional competition programme of the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival for her feature film entitled “Demons”.

Esa Kotilainen

Esa Kotilainen has been a renowned composer and musician on the Nordic music scene during the past four decades. He was a member of Tasavallan Presidentti and Wigwam. He has also collaborated with many Finnish singer-songwriters, such as Hector, Jukka Tolonen and Nils-Aslak Valkeapää.

Hilde Korsæth

Producer, director and cinematographer Hilde Korsæth is a broadly experienced documentary filmmaker. She has extensive education and professional background from Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation and The Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada.

The film crew of “Olga” also consists of Martti Turunen (sound designer) and Margus Õunapuu (line-producer).