Agentzoo represents Thor:
Widely considered one of Europe’s brightest young directors, Thor is the creative force behind innovative award-winning ad campaigns for such international brands like NIKE, Asics, Philips, Sony, McDonald’s, Vodafone, Axe, T-MOBILE, Peugeot, Coca-Cola, Deichmann, Opel, and Scoda. Having gotten his start while still a teenager assisting American Directors shooting in Europe, Thor burst onto the scene in 2002 when his shortfall Autograph took silver and audience awards at the Nike Young Directors Awards. A year later he was included in the prestigious Saatchi New Directors Showcase at Cannes. Since then he has helmed scores of spots in affiliation with such production companies as London’s Stink, Denmark’s MOland Film, Germany’s Tempomedia and Smugglers in USA.
In terms of style, Thor’s work defies simple cetagorization, but much of it involves character-driven stories, sometimes told through breathtaking action. “It all comes down to my personal connection with the idea or the script. I need to feel inspired and motivated by the creativity, whether it’s an all-out action spot, a car film or a more moody, visual piece. It’s always about finding the story, connecting with it and translating that to the audience.”
Thor’s approach toward direction is heavily influenced by the years in production. “I learned how to treat people. Filmmaking for med is a giant team effort and a director needs to inspire the team to give its best at all times. I love my job and want those around me to have a good time on the set.”
Thor was born in Reykjavik in 1979 and raised in Stockholm, Glasgow and London. He put aside a degree in Biology and followed his passion for filmmaking. He started directing in 2002 gaining a silver and audience award in the Nike Young Directors competition. Since then he’s been named in the top 10 young directors lists of almost every industry publication as well as being recognised as one of Scandinavia’s top directing talent with awards at the Epica, Clio, Cannes Lions and Eurobest among others. He’s currently in development of his debut feature, supernatural thriller “The Hidden”, slated for production in 2017.
Thor lives in Milan with his wife and three kids. And no, he doesn’t carry a hammer.