Dan Thorsland

Dan Thorsland is the Director of Business Development and Partnerships at Mighty Kingdom. He has played a significant role in building Mighty Kingdom into the third largest game development studio in Australia, with contracts with Disney, LEGO and Moose Toys. It is one of the fastest growing companies in South Australia, currently employing more than 60 people and running a quality training program for 8 graduates each year. Dan was instrumental in setting up Game Plus Adelaide, a co-working space for the SA games industry. Dan studied Film at The School Of Visual Arts New York and has worked in comics and VFX. He is passionate about building the relationship between the games and the screen industry to everyone’s benefit. Dan is also a leader in using games skills and culture for social inclusion particularly amongst rural youth. Currently he sits on the Minister’s Screen Innovation Review committee, The Industry Skills Council and speaks at many events on creative industry strategy and policy.