Espen Sandberg is an Oscar-nominated director behind some of the biggest hits in Norway.
Grew up in Sandefjord and well known to work with his childhood friend and director Joachim Rønning on several projects such as Bandidas (2006), Max Manus: Man of War (2008), Kon-Tiki (2012) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017).
He received a nomination at 85th Academy Awards as well as 70th Golden Globe Awards for Best Foreign Language Film for directing 2012 movie Kon-Tiki.
Espen’s extensive and award-winning work in commercials in Scandinavia led to major international commissions such as ads for Airbus, Nintendo, Coca-Cola, GE, and Nokia. Sandberg established himself in the American market with his spots for Capital One, Labatt’s and especially with their USA Today Super Bowl 2001 Viewer’s Poll-winning spot Rex for Budweiser.
Espen recently finished principal photography on The life story of Arctic explorer, Roald Amundsen.