Filmmaker, director, producer, writer and co-founder at Mirror 2 Mirror Production
Vital wanted to make movies from an early age when his father first bought a video camera and got all his friends together to make a couple of short movies. Editing equipment wasn’t accessible at that time and nobody knew what they were doing anyway so the passion of film-making had to wait a couple of years. When finally on set in a role of a dancer he realized, that he wanted to be more in the movie business and from there on, he just learned everything he could about it and soon after that, the first dance videos and short movie clips started to role out.
After first trying to act on screen he realized that his talents lied more in directing and producing projects and together with Leya, they formed a great team which in short time was able to achieve great results.
Together with a couple of close friends they started the Mirror 2 Mirror Production group in hopes of making even more featured films and movie-like music and dance videos.
What helps Vital to be a good director and producer is all the activities that interested him all along the way to film-making.
For years he was interested in photography, ever since he came in contact with it at university. Photography gave him the knowledge necessary for film-making. Also in the span of ten years he became a very good dancer in a lot of different genres of dance like salsa, bachata, kizomba and even latin and ballroom dances. Because of his tenacity for detail he trained meticulously to also compete and later on became an instructor at a well known dance school. And because of his exceptional people skills, to teach and explain anything about dance steps or anything else and because of participating in so many dance groups and even choreographing a few dance routines he gathered a lot of knowledge on both organizational feeds, people and communication skills and even creative skills.
All of these skills combined together and many other that are not even mentioned, give Vital a great ability to produce, direct, film and even organize exceptional video content, whether it may be a dance video or a featured film.
Because of all his knowledge, skills and experience in numerous fields he always finds a simple and innovative solution to any obstacle presented to him and together with he exceptional team, he and Leya have put together makes him even stronger in all fields not just film-making.
Showreel of Vital’s work:
Vital in action:
Director of photography, producer and co-founder at Mirror 2 Mirror Production
Early on Leya realized that she was a very creative person. In fact most of her interests lied in creative fields like drawing, sketching and recently she even became a very talented sculpture artist with her own exhibitions. She always found the movie business fun and entreating and eventually found her own route as a makeup artist working on many different projects. But as time progressed she also got interested in dancing which lead to her finally gathering the courage to step in front of an audience and camera.
Since esthetics and creativity come as second nature, when she took up photography even without first knowing the technical aspects she was a natural at it and it comes to no surprise, for also being able to capture stunning video images as well.
While she shared the passion for dance with her partner Vital, they also shared a desire for cinematography. So together they decided to create a dance video to learn as much as they could about film-making because they both had a deep yearning for making movies. From there on they just started working and Leya found herself in the role of a creative director and because of her tendency to see a great image also in the role of a director of photography.
A few publications on Leya’s work:
- An article that Leya wrote, about the connection between her art and cinematography on Stage 32.
- An interview with Leya about her creativity.
Showreel of Leya’s work:
Leya in action:
Producer, screenwriter, production designer and music composer at Mirror 2 Mirror Production
She first began helping out on a project when Vital and Leya needed help with a larger crew in a hurry and since she had always liked being part of a creative team she soon became a valuable member of the team. Not only with helping out with producing cinematic content but also as a talented musician composing musical inserts for all different kind of productions but also recently as a talented screenwriter, production designer and producer.
Showreel of Iza’s work:
Iza in action: