In The Making, Longlist - Branded, Short Film - Non Fiction

Road to the Ring

Cameron Thuman


Surrounded by white brick walls and light rays pouring through the windows, I was sitting in a "Rocky"-esque gym listening to Tito Mercado's self-made story. I saw the film unfold in my head and I instantly wanted in. Athletes have always been my most significant source of inspiration, and Tito carries astonishing ferocity and immense commitment towards evolving his mental state. The entire team went above and beyond to tell a humane story, hyper-fused with surreal moments and modern action-based styling. The film ultimately takes the audience on a crescendo of thrill and emotion.

Cameron Thuman is a 23 year old Los Angeles-based film director known for infusing striking visuals into dramatic storylines. Growing up as a nationally ranked halfpipe skier, Cameron now directs commercials, branded content, and narrative films for global brands and renowned individuals.