Erlingur Thoroddsen is an award winning writer and director born and raised in Reykjavík, Iceland. He is a graduate from Columbia University's MFA Film Directing Program.

Erlingur’s first feature, CHILD EATER, based on his short film, premiered as the Closing Night film of the Brooklyn Horror Film Festival in 2016. His films have screened at various international festivals such as South By Southwest, Stockholm International Film Festival, Puchon International Film Festival and Screamfest.

His second feature, the psychological thriller RÖKKUR (e. RIFT) will premiere as the Closing Film of the 40th Göteborg International Festival in February 2017.