The Singer is a film about the all-time favourite singer in Finland, Olavi Virta. A man who rose from poverty all the way to the top and became an artist who was dearly loved by the Finnish people. A man who loved beautiful women and was loved by beautiful women. A man who enjoyed speed, American cars, applause and alcohol and who finally lost everything but his unique voice.
Timo Koivusalo is a Finnish producer, director, writer and editor. He is the owner of the production company Artista Filmi. Since 1994 he has directed 13 feature films, both drama comedies such as The Leaning Tower and historic epochs such as Sibelius. He has received several film awards in Finland. Koivusalo has been a famous TV host since 1992 and has also made success in the music business. Several of his songs have resulted in Gold and Platinum records. He has composed music for 7 feature films.