Tommy Wirkola

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Tommy Wirkola
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Wirkola in 2013
Born (1979-12-06) December 6, 1979 (age 41)
EducationBond University
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer
Parent(s) Roar Wirkola (Father) Jenny Wirkola (Mother)

Tommy Wirkola (born December 6, 1979) [1] is a Norwegian film director, producer, and screenwriter of Finnish heritage. Wirkola's first film was 2007's Kill Buljo , which he co-wrote with Stig Frode Henriksen. [2] They later made the 2009 horror comedy Dead Snow . [3] In 2010 they again collaborated on the film Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch. [4] In 2012 a television series directed & produced by Wirkola called Hellfjord premiered, consisting of seven 30-minute episodes. [5] His first English-language film, which was also his first large-budget film, was Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters , which was co-written by Dante Harper and released in 2013. [6] In 2014 a sequel to Dead Snow, named Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead , was released. [7] [8] Wirkola's most recent film, What Happened to Monday , a science fiction film starring Noomi Rapace & Willem Dafoe, was released in 2017.

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Filmography

YearFilmCredited asNotes
Director Writer
2006RemakeYesNo
2007 Kill Buljo YesYesAlso editor
2009 Dead Snow YesYes
2010Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch [9] YesYesAlso editor
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [10] YesYes
2014 Dead Snow 2: Red vs. Dead YesYes
2017 What Happened to Monday YesNo
TBA Irredeemable NoYes
TBAUndying LoveNoYes
TBAThe Father [11] YesNo

Acting roles

YearFilmRole
2006RemakeAttendant 2
2007 Kill Buljo Sid Wisløff
2009 Dead Snow Dying Zombie
Tomme TønnerGjørme-Knut - Mudd-Knut
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters [12] Deputy #4

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