I'm not going to pretend this was written by some higher authority. This is coming straight from the horse's mouth - aka me.
I make movies because I love telling stories and doing so with moving pictures and sound gets me real excited.
I like character-driven stories about underdogs and outsiders who undertake epic quests to struggle against a powerful foe.
If it's set in a fantasy world I'm all in.
I made my first movie in 2000, and I'm still making movies for that kid that's obsessed with Star Wars, Indiana Jones and The Lord of the Rings.
In 2012 I decided to leave the safety and a well paying job in Norwegian TV to go all-in on directing.
I moved halfway across the world to attend film school in Los Angeles.
Since graduating my life's been on two parallel paths. I kept making shorts, web series and later started my first feature on the side, while working my day job on high level streaming shows and movies for places like Netflix, Amazon and Apple TV+ as an assistant editor.
Making a feature film while working 12-hour post production shifts in Hollywood is brutal.
It almost made me quit.
The fact that my first feature, Wild Boys, is done and available to watch across the world is one of my proudest achievements.
Wild Boys is a perfect example of my style and sense of humor. Quirky, misfit characters pitted against terrible odds, with lots of physical comedy. I'm inspired by all the films that made me laugh growing up, from Ace Ventura to Mr. Bean. I love physical comedy because it translates everywhere.
A taste for the epic is in my blood.
Growing up on the wild Western coast of Norway, I loved hearing about Vikings and Norse Mythology, imagining the battles fought between gods and monsters.
To this day I draw inspiration from the rich Norwegian folklore and sagas. My fantasy worlds all share a touch of the Norse, from my award-winning short film Total Awesome Viking Power, the fantasy comedy Barrier, even super villain fan series Kyloki.
I approach the stories I tell with heaps of energy. I like it when stories move, take your breath away, and entertain.
I'm excited to keep bringing fantastic worlds and unique characters to life on screen for all the nerdy 12-year-olds out there.