Jouko Aaltonen (b. 1956) is an experienced producer, director and researcher. He has produced creative documentary films including several international co-productions. Among them are films by Markku Lehmuskallio and Anastasia Lapsui, Peter von Bagh, Kiti Luostarinen and others. He has also directed several awarded documentaries, and made his doctoral degree in 2006 in Aalto University. He is also one of the owners of Illume Ltd, one of the leading documentary film production companies in Finland.