Alli Haapasalo is a Finnish film director and screenwriter. She received acclaim for writing and directing On Thin Ice, her thesis film for New York University's famed film school Tisch School of the Arts. This mercenary story won several awards in the United States and was nominated for Prix Europa in 2012. Love and Fury (2016) is Haapasalo's feature debut. Other selected filmography includes festival favorite comedy Ilona - The Girl Who Had No Problems, fantastical narrative The Appointment, documentary short Dear Mom, Love James and drama Hurricane, Brooklyn. Alli Haapasalo holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, as well as a Bachelor of Arts degree from Aalto University's School of Motion Picture, Television and Production Design.