Mathias Hovgaard

The films directed by Mathias Hovgaard hook viewers every time with the element of surprise, often due to his organic approach to storytelling. His work displays a strong sense of simplicity and innovation, blending visual techniques with comedy and dialogue to compelling ends. He burst onto the international directing scene with his Cannes YDA-nominated Lada “Jump” commercial.

More recently, Mathias wrapped principal photography for an upcoming campaign for Volkswagen, a spot for Burger King out of Pitch/LA, an elaborately staged “Window Concert” spot for Corona out of Anomaly featuring rapper, and Febreze’s global ”Breathe Happy” campaign.


  • 1 Cannes Lions YDA Shortlist
  • 1 EACA Euro Effie Gold
  • 1 True Award Bronze
  • 2 True Award Shortlist