Tue Walin Storm and Michael Hansen AKA Storm/ Hansen are a Swedish, Danish directing duo based in USA and Denmark. They met each other at The American Film Institute (AFI) in Los Angeles where they quickly discovered they shared an interest in similar themes, have a common passion for cinematic style, and complement each other in terms of writing, storytelling and visual communication.
Prior to their move to the US they both had established careers in Copenhagen, Tue as an editor and Michael as a cinematographer. Their two backgrounds give them a unique and distinct edge as directors – often shooting and editing their own work – and having been born in Denmark and educated in Los Angeles, they embody the best of Scandinavian style and sensibility as well as American proficiency.
After graduating AFI they directed and produced numerous commercials and music videos in Europe and the U.S. and have worked with brands and bands such as Citroën, Acura, Apple, Microsoft, Tuborg, Eminem, Gym Class Heroes, The Raveonettes and Trentemøller to name a few. Their work has been shown at every major festival including Sundance and Cannes and they’ve been nominated multiple times for the MVPA Award.
Feeling confident in having found a strong voice, they turned their attention to their other great passion, feature films. Together they wrote the thriller Angels, which caught the eye of Academy Award winning producer Kim Magnusson and is currently being packaged by UTA.
They directed 2nd unit on acclaimed commercial director Nicolai Fuglsig’s feature debut – a sci-fi horror called GUNDOG and have since co-directed several global ad campaigns with Fuglsig, the latest being a Cannes Lions Bronze winning spot for Heineken.
At the end of 2016 the duo signed with US production company Radical Media for US and UK representation and have in the short time span since directed spots for Nielsen, Ford and Pirelli.
They are currently writing their next feature Red Cabin – a character driven horror set in the Swedish outlands, while they continue to direct commercials worldwide.