Heikki Häkkinen is a self-educated director-screenwriter who has worked over a decade with different audiovisual productions. He has directed and written manuscripts for many popular Finnish music videos. Besides directing and screenwriting Häkkinen has also worked as a prop master.
The Land of Smiles is Häkkinen’s first documentary. In the film Häkkinen travels to Thailand in order to help his old friend Tuomas “Tupe” Kela who has lost everything due to alcoholism.
The Land of Smiles (2014)