Martin de Thurah scores DGA nomination

When Martin de Thurah and the Epoch Films team came our way last year to shoot two films for StubHub, we knew that we were witnessing something special.

Turns out the Directors Guild of America thought so, too. Martin has been nominated for the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials for three different spots: “Mad World” for WealthSimple, as well as “Machines” and “Festival” for StubHub.

We got the chance to collaborate with Martin on “Machines” and “Festival,” utilizing Mexico City as the ideal backdrop to craft an enthralling campaign for StubHub.

Martin won the DGA Award in 2013 for “The Man Who Couldn’t Slow Down” and “Human Race,” making this his second round of nominations. Winners will be announced at the 70th Annual DGA Awards on Saturday, February 3, 2018—best of luck, Martin!