Thea Hvistendahl graduated with a directors degree from Westerdals School of Communication in 2013. She started specializing in making music videos and have since 2015 been making shorts and commercials as well. In December 2017 her first feature The Monkey and The Mouth premiered in cinemas all over Norway with huge critical acclaim. The film is a hybrid between concert film and fictional narrative. Her films have been screened at several festivals around the world and The Monkey and The Mouth will now have it’s international premiere at Gothenburg International Film Festival.