Markus Selin (born 16th March 1960) is the most successful producer in the recent re-birth of popular Finnish cinema.
The most successful producer in the recent re-birth of popular Finnish cinema, Markus Selin was chosen Finnish producer of the year in 1999. He has won the Finnish ‘most successful movie’ audience poll six times and his movies have collected 30 Finnish Movie Awards.
Selin works as a producer in Solar Films, the company he founded in 1995. Under his management, the company has become the leading production company in Finland in the fields of drama and entertainment.
Selin’s local No 1 top performers during the last four years: 2009 Aleksi Mäkelä’s Rööperi (Hellsinki) 257,000 admissions, 2006 Aleksi Mäkelä’s Matti (Matti-Hell Is for Heroes),
461,314 admissions. 2005 Aku Louhimies’ Paha maa (Frozen Land),
171,709 admissions. 2004 Aleksi Mäkelä’s Vares.
201,097 admissions. 2003 Aleksi Mäkelä’s Pahat pojat (Bad Boys-A True Story),
614,757 admissions. His most recent première, Aleksi Mäkelä’s V2 Jäätynyt enkeli (V2 Dead Angel),
has since Friday, 12 January, taken 193,600 admissions.
Finnish Movie Awards to movies produced by Markus Selin (30)
:Run Sister Run
: best supporting actress Sara MelleriHellsinki
: best supporting actor Peter Franzén, best costume design Tiina Kaukanen, best set design Pirjo Rossi.The Home of Dark Butterflies:
best direction, Dome Karukoski, best supporting actor, Pertti Sveholm, best editing, Harri YlönenFrozen City
: best direction Aku Louhimies, best leading actor, Janne Virtanen, best leading actress, Susanna Anteroinen, best script, Paawo Westerberg and Mikko Kouki, best editing, Samu HeikkiläFrozen Land
: best film, Markus Selin, best direction, Aku Louhimies, best supporting actor, Sulevi Peltola, best supporting actress, Matleena Kuusniemi, best script, Paavo Westerberg, Jari Rantala and Aku Louhimies, best editing, Samu Heikkilä, best sound design, Kirka Sainio, Janne Laine and Samu Heikkilä, best costume design, Tiina KaukanenVares -Private Eye
: best editing, Kimmo TaavilaBad Boys
: best photography, Pini Hellstedt, best sound design, Jyrki RahkonenMe and Morrison
: best actress, Irina Björklund
The South: best actress, Outi MäenpääRestless
: best score, Leri Leskinen, best editing, Samu HeikkiläThe Tough Ones
: best actor in a supporting role, Kalevi HaapojaSunset Riders
: best direction, Aleksi Mäkelä, best actor, Juha Veijonen