Watch Martin de Thurah's Haunting Short 'Color Me'

The fantastical nightmare of a film, with music by Active Child, is presented through an inspiring online universe.
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“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.

The fantastical nightmare premieres today at, an interactive hub where people can find inspiration and support mental health awareness.

On the site it is possible to watch the film, see different artists interpretations of Color Me, create your own poster with visual assets from the film, read excerpts from Martin de Thurah’s dreams, share your dreams, and buy fine art prints, sculptures made for the film and t-shirts. Proceeds are donated to the Mental Health Foundation Denmark.


Credit List

Film Idea and Director: Martin de Thurah

Music: Active Child

Production Company: Bacon

Managing Director: Mette Jermiin

Executive Producer: Samuel Cantor

Producer: Maximilian Mayrshofer

Editor: Peter Brandt

Production Coordinator: Nicholas Perry

Production Assistant: Caroline Worming

Director of Photography: Rasmus Videbæk

2nd Unit DoP: Philip Jørgensen

Editing Assistant: Nikolaj Dahl

Focus Puller: Branz Borde

Video Assist: Benjamin Ingvorsen

Sound Recordist: Tajs Jespersen

Gaffer: Morten Kildegaard

Electrician: Christian Lightobdy

Electrician: Paula Zuehlsdorf

Costume Conceptualization: Melanie Buchhave

Costumes: Lula Lucky

Make-up Artist: Yunah Radecker

Make-up Assistant: Natascha Lysgaard

Production Design: Choki Lindberg

Props Master: Denise Conradi

SFX on Physical Elements: Thomas Foldberg & Denise Conradi

Post Production Company: Bacon X

Executive Producer VFX: Eliana Carranza-Pitcher

Creative Advisor VFX: Jonas Drehn

VFX Lead and Master: Mikkel Hansen

VFX Artist, Concept Development: William Reynish

VFX Supervisor / Lead Compositor: Mikkel Hansen

Kai Hauswirth
Mario Maruska
Oliver Buus
Mikael Balle

3D artists:
Kim Fersling
David Ryberg Lessel
Colorist: Hannibal Lang

Sound Designers:
Adrian Aurelius, ballad
Philip Nicolai Flindt, ballad
Gregers Maersk Moller, ballad

Graphic Design: Benjamin Graahede

Web Developer: Peer Villman

Head of Communications: Lasse Cato

Creative Consultant: Simon Engstrøm

A special thanks to the workshop team:
Kasper Tuxen and friends plus Jona for hospitality
Sabine Hviid
Marie Boye
Calara Øckholt

And to our contributing friends..
Tobias Boesen
Kathrine Mills Rymer
Marcel Zyskind

And our great partners..
Thomas Foldberg make-up and effects
Gaffers & Morten Kildegaard
MAAN Rental & Christian Pedersen
Film Gear & Peter Andreas Nielsen/Martin Baagdan
AVIS Denmark
Wonderland & Mads Jørgensen/Christian Rathmann
Selsø Slot & Elisabeth Holm Nielsen/Peder Skytte