Oskari Pastila is a Finnish director, producer and screenwriter. He is known for sports-related documentaries like Spandex Sapiens, which was about wrestling, and Basket Case, which focused on a Finnish basketball team. Pastila’s newest documentary Hockey Dreams is also sports-related, and is participating in DocPoint’s National Competition. The documentary follows the coach of South Korea’s ice hockey team as he prepares the team for the 2018 Winter Olympics amidst pressure from the South Korean society. The film is co-directed with Janne Niskala.
Watch Oskari Pastila’s and Janne Niskala’s Q&A below. The video is in Finnish.