He made his breakthrough with the drama series "Stories from a small town" produced by Academy award winning producer Jörn Donner. He became a sought after director in Sweden and directed high profile crime and thriller projects such as “Anna Holt Polis” “Insider” “Wallander” “Irene Huss” and “Morden”. In Germany he directed the event movie “Error 2000” starring Jurgen Prochnow, Götz Otto and Desmond Lewelyn. Anders Engström was awarded the Venla (Finnish Emmy) as "Best Director" for his mini-series "Isabella". He was nominated for prix Italia for "Stories from a small town".
Anders Engström is married to Betsy Ångerman and they have two children William Engström and Vanja Engström.
Finn-crime is Finland´s answer to the Scandinavian crime boom success.
Reijo Mäki´s Vares are stories about a detective in living in the port city of Turku. Mäki´s noirish world has its fictional universe strongly rooted in Finnish society: its archetypes and characteristics - but with a unexpeced and dark twist. Always focusing on the exciting plot, the fast moving story and his twisted humor, Mäki ́s characters are filled with a fabulous human complexity that promises highly memorable film performances.