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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: 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.[9] In 2018 he will release a film called "War pigs", starring Mel Gibson and Collin Farrell.

Tommy Wirkola
Born (1979-12-06) December 6, 1979 (age 38)
Alta, Norway
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, film producer


Year Film Credited as
Director Writer Editor Actor Acting role
2006 Remake Yes No No Yes Attendant 2
2007 Kill Buljo Yes Yes Yes Yes Sid Wisløff
2009 Dead Snow Yes Yes No Yes Dying Zombie
Tomme Tønner No No No Yes Gjørme-Knut - Mudd-Knut
2010 Kurt Josef Wagle and the Legend of the Fjord Witch[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes
2013 Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters[11] Yes Yes No Yes Deputy #4
2014 Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead Yes Yes No No
2017 What Happened to Monday Yes No No No
TBA Irredeemable No Yes No No


  1. ^ "Nå hopper Wirkola av". Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  2. ^ Kill Buljo - Dimension Extreme Archived May 14, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ "DØD SNØ - crossingEurope". Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  4. ^ Juan of the Dead (2010-02-26). "The Director Of DEAD SNOW And KILL BULJO Takes The Piss Out Of First-Person Horror With KURT JOSEF WAGLE AND THE LEGEND OF THE FJORD WITCH". Archived from the original on 2010-03-01. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  5. ^ "Hellfjord". 2010-02-26. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  6. ^ New Scribe to Sweeten 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters'
  7. ^ "Director Tommy Wirkola Talk HANSEL AND GRETEL: WITCH HUNTERS and DEAD SNOW". Collider. 2013-11-20. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  8. ^ Kevin Melrose (2013-02-12). "Wirkola Plans Dead Snow Sequel « Spinoff Online – TV, Film, and Entertainment News Daily". Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  9. ^ "How 'What Happened to Monday?' Filmmaker Tommy Wirkola Made a Film About 7 Sisters With a Single Actress". 2017-08-18. Retrieved 2017-08-19.
  10. ^ Ryan Turek (2010-02-26). "Dead Snow Director Returns With Fjord Witch". Archived from the original on 2012-08-14. Retrieved 2014-03-03.
  11. ^ Tommy Wirkola Talks 'Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters' Archived 2011-07-20 at the Wayback Machine.

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