Raised in Reykjavik, Iceland, Thoranna Sigurdardottir, wrote her philosophy thesis on Nietzsche's theories in GROUNDHOG DAY and studied anthropology at the University of Iceland. She worked as a PA and after graduation, became a television commercial producer.
In 2001, she moved to Los Angeles and produced along with Steve Golin her first feature film, ALL GOD'S CHILDREN CAN DANCE, an adaptation of Haruki Murakami's short story. In 2012, Thoranna worked as the Icelandic Unit Production Manager on Darren Aronofsky's NOAH.
She was accepted to the AFI DWW program in 2014, where she directed her first short Zelos, that won several awards on the festival circuit. Currently Thoranna is developing a feature of ZELOS, as well as directing a documentary series on Randy Lanier. Most recently Thoranna directed the Go Robot music video for the Red Hot Chili Peppers.
- Best Student Live Action Short (15 mins), Palm Springs Film Fest
- Alexis Award for Best Emerging Student Filmmaker, Palm Springs Film Fest
- Best Sci-Fi, Rhode Island Film Festival
- Best Experimental Production, Montreal Student Film Fest
- Filmmaker to Watch Award, Atlanta Film Festival
- Best Student Film, Coronado Island Film Fest
- Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking Award, Newport Beach Film Fest