Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

Photo: Veikko Kähkönen

BIO

Sara Melleri is an award-winning theatre/movie actress and a director. She studied in the Theatre Academy of Finland (now University of Arts) in 2005 and graduated as a Master of Arts in 2011. By then she had already performed in Macbeth in Q-Theatre, played the female lead in Spring Awakening- Musical in the Helsinki City Theatre and won a Jussi- Film Award (the Finnish Oscar) for Best Supporting Actress in the movie Run Sister Run.  

When Sara graduated, she was given the prestigious Ida Aalberg-scholarship for her talent as a young actress. After graduating she has been an independent artist, working both in TV/Movies and the Theatre. In 2013 she directed an alternative cabarét POP SLUT that became a huge hit and was praised by audiences and critics alike.

FATHER FUCKER is her latest work that she directed with the HYPE- collective. Sara has also written the piece and she’s performing in it together with Markku Haussila. She is one of the founding members of HYPE, which is a collective of versatile & wonderful artists coming together.