Antti Jokinen

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Antti Jokinen
Born Antti J. Jokinen
(1968-04-26) 26 April 1968 (age 46)
Nurmijärvi, Finland
Other names Antti J.
Occupation Music video director, film director
Years active 2000-present

Antti Jokinen (born 26 April 1968 in Nurmijärvi) is a Finnish music video and film director, as well as a former college basketball player.


Early life[edit]

Jokinen attended East Carolina University on a basketball scholarship and later graduated with a major in broadcast and film.

Music video career[edit]

He has directed music videos for several artists, such as Anastacia, Celine Dion, Thalía,[1] Kelly Clarkson, Korn, Lordi, Nightwish, Shania Twain, Westlife and Wyclef Jean.[2]

Film career[edit]

In the spring of 2009 Jokinen started to shoot his first full-length film The Resident, starring Hillary Swank. The film is scheduled for a 2010 release date. His second film is to be called Nicholas North.[3] The shooting is set to start in 2010 in Finland. Finnish press reported that Julianne Moore has been cast to play the lead.[4] In the live-action Winx Club film, he is playing the role of a Finnish Air Force man, he plays Matti Talonen. In the starting of the film, it starts at Finland. He has also been appointed the director for the film based upon Sofi Oksanen's book Purge.[5] The film was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[6]

Personal life[edit]

Jokinen was engaged to Finnish chef Sara La Fountain.


  1. ^ es:Tú y yo (canción de Thalía)
  2. ^ Antti Jokinen videography at
  3. ^ "Director Antti Jokinen plans to film big-budget movie in Lapland". 
  4. ^ Julianne Moore Antti J. Jokisen fantasiaelokuvan pääosaan (in Finnish)
  5. ^ "Antti Jokinen ohjaa elokuvan Sofi Oksasen Puhdistuksesta". Helsingin Sanomat (in Finnish). 12 November 2010. Archived from the original on 15 November 2010. Retrieved 13 November 2010. 
  6. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (19 September 2012). "Finland picks 'Purge' for Oscar contest". Variety (Reed Business Information). Retrieved 19 September 2012. 

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