Identical twin brothers Peter Spierig and Michael Spierig (born 29 April 1976) are a film production team known professionally as The Spierig Brothers.
Born in Germany, the brothers moved to Australia at the age of 4 with their family and began making short films at the age of 10. Both brothers graduated with a Bachelor's Degree from the Queensland College of Art in 1997. After graduation, they begun work in the advertising industry, directing television commercials while continuing to make short films.
In the early 2000s, they pooled their life savings to self-fund their first feature-length film, a horror-comedy zombie flick called Undead. The Spierig Brothers developed a close relationship with Undead's distributor, Lionsgate Entertainment who would go on to back their next film, Daybreakers.
In 2010, it was announced that the brothers were working on a sequel to the 1982 fantasy film The Dark Crystal called Power of the Dark Crystal but the film was cancelled after being stuck in Development Hell for years.