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?