Antti Laakso is a Finnish film director. He graduated from Turku Arts Academy's animation department in 2008. He has written, directed, and animated several award-winning short films and also works in commercials and as a digital FX artist. In addition to freelance jobs, Laakso teaches stop-motion at Turku Arts Academy. Laakso's main interest is to tell stories, regardless of the technique. He focuses on stop-motion because it is grounded in the real world and its limitations, but also allows to mix in fantastical elements and effects. In many of his films, the real world collides with strange and surprising events. Mystery, horror, and weirdness are his favorite themes. Sound from the Deep (2017) is his first live-action film as a director.