Beata Harju is the Creative Director for Handle Productions. She is a screenwriter and plays Mymble (FIN & SWE) and the Ship’s Cat on the animated feature film “Moomins on the Riviera”. She was the assistant director for the TV-series “Tommy’s Supersofa” for the Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE, and directed the Finnish dubbing of the series for MTV3. Prior to working with Handle Productions, Beata worked on numerous independent films in Finland and the United States. She had her National Theatre acting debut as Honey in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and Jane in “August: Osage County” at Svenska Teatern, the National Swedish Theatre of Finland in 2012.
Beata has a Bachelor of Arts degree in film, theatre and social sciences from Sarah Lawrence College, New York. She has also studied business at Aalto University School of Business in Helsinki, music at the Pop & Jazz Conservatory of Helsinki and improv comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and the Magnet Theatre in New York. She is a graduate of the Professional Performing Arts School in New York.