Simo Halinen (b. 1963) is a screenwriter, director and author. He has written and directed two feature fi lms Open Up to Me (2013) and Cyclomania (2001) and a 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).