Is a Finnish director and writer. She continues her passion to tell empowering female stories with her third feature, Girl Picture (2022), a winner of the Sundance Audience Award. Haapasalo's feature debut, Love and Fury (2016), depicts a writer finding her own voice. The film Force of Habit (2019), written and directed by a collective of seven screenwrites and directors, dealt with gender bias and structural abuse of power. The movie traveled the world, bringing home some awards. It received Jussi nominations (Finnish Film Awards) for best film, best directing, and best screenplay, and was given the Nordisk Film Award in 2020.