How can I see this movie?
We are excited to be working with our distributor MPI Media Group / Dark Sky Films who will be distributing the movie worldwide. Right now I Am Thor is available on VOD in the USA and will be available in other countries soon. Don't forget to sign up on the mailing list and Like our Facebook page. That's the best way to stay informed about the movie.
How did this movie come about and how long have you been working on it?
In 2000 my producing partner, Alan Higbee and I met Jon Mikl Thor through a friend who worked in a pizza restaurant in Seattle, Washington. Thor worked there too and we started talking. He was just starting his comeback and he was very quiet and unassuming – a really nice guy. Thor mentioned that he was in a band called THOR and that he had a show the next night. We thought that was kind of weird but interesting so we went to the show at this little dive bar and we were blown away by the show. Our jaws were on the floor. It was one of the greatest performances I had ever seen. He was rocking some heavy metal while running around changing into different costumes, bending steel bars in his teeth, blowing up hot water bottles, and having bricks smashed on his chest – and this was a dive bar that had maybe twenty people in the crowd. Everyone was having fun. He’s a great entertainer. After the show he told us he was about to go on a west coast tour from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles. I turned to Alan and said, ‘we have to film this.’ It was like a real life Superman and Clark Kent scenario. That really fascinated me. I wanted to explore both sides of Thor in this documentary. I wanted to show the man behind the hammer, the part that not many people know about. We starting filming him in January 2001 and had our world premiere in January 2015 at the Slamdance Film Festival.
Who funded this documentary?
This movie was entirely funded by Alan Higbee and I (Ryan Wise). It's been a labor of love. We've put all our money into I Am Thor and we're very happy to be teaming up with our distrbutor MPI Media Group who will help us get the film out there for people to see.