André Øvredal (b. 1973) graduated with a BA from Brooks Institute in California in 1996. He has since then directed numerous award-winning commercials and short films. His feature film debut, «Trollhunter» gained immediate national and international attention after its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2010. In Norway, the film became both critically acclaimed and a box office hit, resulting in Øvredal being picked as Variety ́s ”10 Directors To Watch 2011”. Øvredal's first American film «The Autopsy of Jane Doe» premiered in September 2016 to critically acclaim, and he is currently in post-production with the action-fantasy feature, «Mortal», starring Nat Wolff.