Minna Dufton is an award-winning journalist, documentarist and tv and film industry professional with a cause. She has learned her craft by working in big broadcasting corporations such as ITN, BBC and Finnish Broadcasting Company Yle for 20 years.
Her longest post as Producer/Director lasted nine years at Yle and included making a number of successful tv series and documentaries such as Docstop: Saara Aalto, a biographical documentary about Finnish singer and songwriter Saara Aalto. Minna is also a published author.
Minna’s mission is to bring complex and inspiring stories to the screen in a healing manner. She wants to empower women to own their inner film-making force. She daily strives towards this by being the fearless director that she is, constantly making the impossible possible.
She created Raggari Films Ltd to empower women in film and tv, and to encourage female directors, screenwriters, producers and cinematographers to make documentaries that move, heal and transform lives. Her purpose is to help female film-makers to proudly stand in their power
“In addition to making my films, I always want to make impact. I want my films to act as catalysts for change. I particularly want to ensure that women are active and vocal participants in industry conversations around artistic, social and political issues. I lead by my own example and personally put myself on the line to drive this change; physically, mentally and monetarily.”
Minna has made a number of successful tv series and documentaries broadcast in Finland and in the Nordic countries. Her current production, Big vs. Small, is Raggari Films' signature project and due for release in early 2020.