Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Director of the Month: Martin De Thurah




Being tagged "the new Ian Botham" has hindered the career of many a promising cricketer. Even Freddie Flintoff.

So hopefully I'll not be jinxing Martin De Thurah, by labelling him as a possible new Jonathan Glazer. (He's even at the same production company as the G-Man : Academy).

This dude is Danish, and started out life as a painter, and I think I can see both those influences in his moody and majestically-lit films.

He's mostly done music videos and shorts so far, which all look absolutely incredible - if you're after something dark & cinematic, you could do an awful, awful lot worse.

So, watch the reel, and tell me what you think. Am I smoking crack with this Glazer comparison, or does it have some validity?

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

More a case of licking crack than smoking it.

Anonymous said...

he's a man who said "yes" to Will Young.

Ben said...

I like him. He's not Glazer, but then who is (apart from Glazer)?

Glazer made some right old poo when he started. This is good if the guy hasn't shot much.

Anonymous said...

I've had an eye on Martin for a little while now, he's got a great filmic quality. He's definitely one to watch

I can see where you got the Glazier reference from, it was that run down housing estate with the balloons that look like there's just been a clown there, and who knows maybe some paint about to explode.

Anonymous said...

As he's a young Glazer, shouldn't he be quite versatile Scamp?

Scamp said...

You're trying to catch me out again, aren't you. But not this time! Glazer has many strengths, and I think focus is one of them. I'd certainly put him nearer to the statement 'has a strong style' than 'is highly versatile'. Wouldn't you?

Anonymous said...

yay Denmark

Paul said...

Congratulations Scamp. I think you've just uncovered the new Ian Botham of directing.

Anonymous said...

Kinga Burza next please Scamp, if only because she's young and very fit.

Anonymous said...

yes, Kinga was good on Big Brother too

Anonymous said...

Ooh, she is fit. I think she looks very talented.

Anonymous said...

Yeah she's fit. I like Martin's style...

Anonymous said...

i couldn't watch this for fear of a hernia in my eyes from squinting so much to see that pissy little video.

gonna look him up...

Anonymous said...

is he even still alive?
Can;t find anything recent - not on his website, myspace, facebook, nowhere.