Kaisa Alenius is a documentarist working at Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. In recent years Kaisa has been an integral part of the team that has developed new crowdsourced formats that combine the passion of fandom and the best knowledge of tv-professionals. The first crowdsourced production King Matti and Eurodance Lovers was awarded Koura honourable prize and was nominated for the Venla Finnish Television award. The second crowdsourced documentary To Nightwish with Love premiered in August 2016. Kaisa has been working as a culture journalist, director and scriptwriter since 2003. During the past ten years she has scripted and directed documentaries, documentary series, and a reality show. Kaisa has also worked for Helsingin Sanomat, the largest newspaper in Finland. At the moment she is working on a website on literature at Yle that involves co-operation with Finnish libraries, dozens of authors, over 80 bloggers, and thousands of readers.
Sami Hahtala is a producer, concept designer, and a content advisor at Yle, the Finnish Broadcasting Company. With nearly twenty years of experience in concept design and user experience in different industries, Sami has more recently focused on producing and developing content for both tv and different forms of digital media at Yle Arts and entertainment. Sami has produced two crowdsourced documentaries, King Matti and Eurodance Lovers, and To Nightwish with Love. These documentaries were based entirely on video footage and other material provided by their subjects. The documentary on Nightwish fans, for example, engaged hundreds of participants from over 50 countries, who provided over 200 hundred hours of video material. For a documentarist, crowdsourcing allows access to places and people that are largely out of reach for a traditional tv production.