Simo Halinen (b. 1963) is a screenwriter, director and author. His previous feature films are Open Up to Me (2013) and Cyclomania (2001) and the TV film Minerva (1997). His TV work also includes Golden Retriever (2007) and The Girl with a Pig Tale (2004). He has written two novels, Lemmenomenia (2008) and Idänsydänsimpukka (2004).