Thor has carved out a spot for himself as a director who collaborates closely with his actors in order to create emotional and believable performances. He is committed to making bold cinematic choices that tell grounded stories and ask questions about how human relationships fare in difficult and extreme scenarios. Thor uses his films to explore questions central to the human experience, pushing into new modes of storytelling, all the while ensuring the film’s aesthetic remains vibrant and contemporary.
Having cut his teeth in New York City creating boundary-defying theatrical experiences, Kristjan is still committed to toeing the line when directing theater. He pushes boundaries with regard to audience interaction while asking his actors to wade deep into story and character. His passion is to create powerful events that ask pointed questions for audience and artist alike.
Over the last 15 years, Kris Thor has been involved in creating video and immersive experiences for various brands, companies, and one-off narrative events. He ensures his clients’ core values translate to the audience experience and that the aesthetics of each collaboration are wholly original and on-brand. These experiences are always inventive, original, and stay with the audience long after their experience has finished.
KRISTJAN THOR IS A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED DIRECTOR OF FILM, THEATER, AND IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCES. OVER THE COURSE OF A FIFTEEN YEAR CAREER, THOR HAS DIRECTED AND PRODUCED TWO FEATURE FILMS, COUNTLESS THEATER, SHORT FILM, AND VIDEO PROJECTS AS WELL AS PRODUCED VARIOUS TYPES OF LIVE EVENTS. KRISTJAN IS ALSO THE CO-FOUNDER AND CREATOR OF THE BLACKOUT EXPERIENCE, THE WORLD’S MOST NOTORIOUS FEAR EXPERIENCE. HE HAS TAUGHT AT NYU, DARTMOUTH, FORDHAM, AND NYCDA. ADDITIONALLY, KRISTJAN OFTEN WORKS AS AN ACTING COACH FOR VARIOUS INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS.
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