Something about our narrative work

At Mirror 2 Mirror Production, we craft narratives that resonate. With expertise in high-end cinematic storytelling, we breathe life into stories.
Every frame, from concept to the final edit, mirrors essence, transforming vision into an unforgettable cinematic journey.
With a proven track record, we collaborate to produce impactful visual content, with a deep connection to cinema and captivating storytelling.

A few of our other narrative projects:

Short Film: InteGr8

InteGr8 is a short film satire about a guy who breaks his phone, he buys a new one that turns out to be a pill that connects him to a virtual reality world, causing hilarious mishaps and misunderstandings with his girlfriend.

Fun facts:
The concept’s origin is rather interesting. It all began when Vital playfully teased Leya about how advanced her new phone was compared to the old one. Jokingly, he speculated that in 7 or 8 years, when it was time for an upgrade again, phones might be integrated into people. The conversation took a humorous turn as he joked about the implications in the age of social media. Leya then suggested that this quirky idea should be turned into a movie. The next day a screenplay was written, followed by the filming of the entire short film in just a few hours.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed & written by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič.


Short Film: The Ultimatum

The Ultimatum is a short film created for an online short film competition, that was written by a friend (Michael) and filmed in one night, performed by the director (Vital), the DP (Leya) and their cat called Misty.

Everyone, especially Misty had such a fun time shooting this short film because of all the treats involved.

Fun facts:
The most intriguing aspect of filming this project was our success in getting Misty to comply with all our requests. Despite undergoing medical observation for an extensive period due to a severe illness that took over three months to treat, Misty, being a well-behaved cat, willingly followed our directions, motivated by playtime and treats.
One amusing incident occurred during the shoot at a beach by the river, where Vital and Leya were capturing the litter box scene one evening. A passerby, a woman with two children, approached the scene but promptly turned around and left, leaving us to wonder what she might have thought was being filmed.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed by: Vital Butinar,
Written by: Michael William Hogan,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič.


Short Film: Suspended Fear

Suspended Fear is a short sci-fi film about Captain Jason O’Malley faces his fear of an onboard emergency IA system called EVA in charge of the suspended hibernation system while struggling for his life.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed & written by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič.


Short Film: Heads or Tails

Heads or Tails is a short film of and a recreation of a scene from the film No Country For Old Men (2007) to serve as an acting showreel from Branden Garrett.

The idea was to shoot a dramatic scene from a film in a way that would emphasize the expressed emotions and also to recreate an 90’s American Midwest look and feel to the short.

Fun facts:
The scene at the beginning from inside the car was shot as a point of view from inside the car to conserve time because production time was very limited and had been used by shooting other shots.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

A couple of behind the scenes photos
(Photos by Milena Rupar)

Directed by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič,
Producer: Branden Garrett.


Short Film: The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener is a short micro film of a recreated scene from the film Honey Boy (2019) to serve as an acting showreel and also dedication to his mentor from Branden Garrett.

The idea was to shoot a dramatic scene with natural lighting in a way that would emphasize the expressed emotions and also to recreate a 70’s look and feel to the short.

Fun facts:
The look and feel of this film was inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s movie “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood” (2019). Due to the unique time constraints for shooting this film the director decided that a low key look would work well with the 70s style wardrobe and location. Also due to green colored curtains the entire room had a slightly greenish cast. So a complimentary color grad was designed.
The director also served as an extra in the shots where other people were visible and at the same time used the boom mic to record production audio.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Directed by: Vital Butinar,
Director of photography: Leya Marinčič.


Short Film: Innocent Love

A short called Innocent Love that began production in the summer of 2020 and finally finished in February 2021, that was originally intended to be a proof of concept pilote episode for a TV show called Forgotten Wisdom.

It has currently been entered in several film festivals and we are trying to pitch to a network or streaming service.

You can read more about it on FilmFreeway.

If you are interested in viewing this project please contact us and we will arrange a privet viewing at info@m2mproduction.com.

A trailer for the short film Innocent Love

You can read more about how we shot the short film.

A few screenshots from the project

Developed by: Iza Kokoravec, Vital Butinar, Leya Marinčič, Sandi Černoša,
Staring: Rok Mioč, Klara Povše, Majda Cirman, Alan Mikulan, Tea Rejc,
Producers: Iza Kokoravec, Vital Butinar, Leya Marinčič, Sandi Černoša,
Director: Vital Butinar,
Director of Photography: Leya Marinčič,
Assistant Director & Production Designer: Iza Kokoravec,
Costume Design: Slavica Štrukelj Kokoravec,

Production Assistants: David Glavič, Aljaž Povh,
Makeup Artist: Katja Žibert.


Short Film: A Case Of Missing Identity 2019

A short film called A Case of Missing Identity based on a Sherlock Holmes mystery that premiered on the 14th of September at the NMN 2019 conference and was initially conceived as a short promotional video for the conference but eventually grew into a short film that only had a budget covering the actors costumes.
The most impressive fact about this shot film besides the virtually non existent budget was that it was put together in only two weeks from idea to pre-production. In tern some of the actors only had a week or less to learn all their lines and not even in their own native language. Some of the cast don’t even speak the language that was used in the film and tirelessly worked with the screenwriter and director to deliver their performance.
But one of the most impressive feats tackled was that the amateur crew of film makers and cast worked for two days back to back to shoot all the necessary footage with only a handful of basic equipment to use on multiple locations moving the production between locations and setting up there like a well oiled machine or a seasoned production crew. Not to mention all the efforts and assistance from the cast who even got their own hands dirty to help the filming crew get the shoots they needed to make the whole endeavor into a 20 minute short film.
But after all the lights and cameras were switched off the post-production crew worked for another two months assembling the footage and dealing with all the problems that happen during filming. From dealing with changing weather and lighting conditions or dawn light to battling with inevitable mistakes that may happen when capturing sound.
In the end when the whole film came together in final assembly as well as it could be a story that began with a simple idea put into a screenplay emerged even better than the producers imagined it in the beginning.

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Check out the project on FilmFreway.

Short Film Trailer

Cast: Ratko Stojiljković, Alan Mikulan, Tea Rejc, Nastja Ugrin, Vital Butinar, Tilen & Matic Marinšek.

Take a look at some of the storyboards

Shooting location: Mansion Guntenbuchel.

Photos courtesy of Alan Mikulan, Klemen Čotar, Jernej Mazej.

Directed by: Vital Butinar.
Produced by: Vital Butinar, Leya Marinčič, Iza Kokoravec.
Written by: Iza Kokoravec.


Short Film: End Of The Road

A short scene turned into a short film serving as a showreel for the actress Carolina Flis.

Director, Writer & Producer: Vital Butinar
Cinematographer: Leya Marinčič

This project is also listed on IMDB.


Short Film: Bang Bang

A short film created for educational purposes.

Director & Producer: Vital Butinar
Director of Photography & Producer: Leya Marinčič

This project is also listed on IMDB.

Check out the project on FilmFreway.


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