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Color Me

Martin de Thurah


“I wanted to make something frightening, and I know it is very hard to create a film in which someone was physically penetrated by their own anxiety, In a gentle way, with a lot of love and the possibility of healing,” Martin de Thurah says of his new short film Color Me made with music by American musician Active Child.

At midnight on the evening of New Year ’04-’05, Martin de Thurah - once a member of a hacking group, a watercolorist, painter, photographer - decided that he wanted to try direct his own projects in film, now was the time. A week later, the Danish director was asked to direct a music video, and that particular video changed the trajectory of his career.