image from Beowulf & Grendel


Sturla Gunnarsson is one of Canada’s most prolific and eclectic filmmakers, moving with ease between feature films, documentaries and television drama.  He has directed over fifty productions on four continents, which have earned Emmy, Genie and Gemini Awards and an Academy Award nomination.

Selected filmography: Force Of Nature (doc), Beowulf & Grendel (Gerard Butler, Stellan Skarsgaard) Rare Birds (William Hurt, Molly Parker), Gerrie & Louise (doc), Such A Long Journey (Roshan Seth, Om Puri).

Selected television: The Firm (NBC), Rookie Blue (ABC), Defying Gravity (ABC), Intelligence (CBC).

Gunnarsson is the National President of the Directors Guild of Canada.