Kristjan Thor

Director / Writer

Kristjan Thor is a critically-acclaimed director of both theater and film. His first feature film, Diving Normal (, premiered at the Dallas Film Festival subsequently won the audience award for Best Feature as well as the festival’s award for Best Actress at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. His second feature, ASTREA ( won the New Visions Award at Cinequest in San Jose, Audience Award at MIFF, Best Picture and Best Director at Sydney’s Fantastic Planet Festival. ASTRAEA will be released, in North America, on October 4th, 2016.

Since 2009, Thor has been the Co-Creator and Founder of the immersive horror experience, BLACKOUT Haunted House, which currently has productions running in NYC, LA, Chicago, and Miami. More recently Kristjan, along with Blackout co-creator Josh Randall, has been collaborating with Universal Pictures and Blumhouse Productions to help create their live events, based on The Purge film series. These shows include Purge: Fear the Night and Purge: Breakout. A documentary about BLACKOUT called, The Blackout Experiments premiered at Sundance 2016.