Kerli – Shadow Works | Documentary
Kerli’s latest album Shadow Works speaks to our darker side and is closely related to Kerli’s personal experiences of returning back to her home country, Estonia, and being able to fully feel all the aspects of life. Shadow Works raises such themes as solitude, nature, DIY, lust, victimhood, lust, guilt, co-dependence, and more importantly, discovering the true oneself and being comfortable with that dark side and one’s flaws.
In a way, Kerli has made a full loop – she left Estonia at the age of 16 and she wasn’t connected with her homeland after that for more than a decade, and now she is back home with a new album, where one of the themes is coming home by truly accepting who you really are. One of Kerli’s inspirations for the album was Karl Jung’s philosophy of suppressing and accepting one’s dark side.
In this film, we get to understand Kerli more intimately and hear her story of becoming famous, with all the flaws and issues that run along with it. We get to see Kerli’s artwork that she has made while being in solitude in an Estonian forest; the choice of location helped her to talk to her inner self, without any distractions of the modern world that kept bugging her during her fast-paced life in California.
The documentary has been published on Kerli’s Youtube channel.
Behind The Scenes Of Nordic Business Forum | Documentary
The documentary film was Nordic Business Forum’s official anniversary video. NBForum is Finland’s yearly flagship business and leadership conference, now operating all across the Nordic countries. The event is meant for world leaders and had been attended by Steve Wozniak, Barack Obama, George Clooney, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and many other leading thinkers and leaders.
The documentary that Vita Pictura’s team shot and produced with Nordic Business Report, and revealed the story of the team behind the event — Happe, Salla, Anssi, and Nazzira. The film discovers each of the character’s journeys and challenges that they have faced during the preparation for this massive event. The film gives a unique insight behind the scenes for Finland’s best-rated business conference.
CRES | One Life | Documentary
Cres Carlos Santiago is a rapper from Alicante, having collaborated with such hip-hop heavyweights as Illmind and Crystal Caines, we discover the intriguing world of Spanish-American hip-hop while following the journey of the main character across the US, Spain, and Mexico. The documentary film is a personal project for Vita Pictura’s team, and the footage used in the work has been shot within the last ten years across two continents.
Vita Pictura’s partner Alex Ghassan had the initial idea for this documentary, however, due to tragic events, Alex passed away. Vita Pictura’s CEO Georgius decided to take over the script and filming and finish Alex’s work. As the post-production neared its completion in the year 2020, we got permission to use footage shot by Alex and others and includes many famous Spanish artists, for example, Arkano, Nach (Violadores del Verso), R de Rumba, Tote King, and the US directors and artists Spike Lee, Skyzoo, Illmind, and Crystal Caines.
VP Meets | This Is Tinze | Documentary
Tia-Maria Sokka was born in Tampere, a city in Southern Finland. Unexpectedly for herself, she won the Twerk Helsinki competition in 2014 and the first-ever twerk Finnish Championships in 2015. She is famous on social media, and the YouTube video featuring her twerking at her studio gathered more than 37 million views over a year. Total views of her YouTube account just recently surpassed 100 million.
This short documentary is one of the few more serious documentaries about twerk dancing. Tinze tells us how the dance has helped her and a lot of her students around Finland. She practices twerking more as a sport and a self-development activity, and her fans around the world love her for that.
VP Meets | Dub Fx | Documentary
Some of you might remember the beginning of YouTube era, and the very first viral videos that came out of it — Dub FX was one of the first artists to get famous around the world via YouTube; his streets performances have been uploaded to the online platform and then millions of people around the world found out about a street artist who did live performances using a loop pedal and his voice to create new kind of music
In 2018 Vita Pictura started VP Meets, a series of short documentaries with inspiring artists and sport athletes, which were connected to our brand. Composer and artist Dub FX was one of our first choices since he has worked for many years with our partner in Italy Thomas Pizzinga from Elephant Studio. We just needed to wait until he visited Estonia for yet another sold-out concert. In the end, everything turned into a series of new music videos and a brand new documentary about Dub FX.
Finest Sounds — Estonian Folk Music Scene L Documentary
Vita Pictura’s relationship with the Estonian folk tradition started after filming of Viljandi Folk festivals — the biggest folk music festival in Estonia. The “Finest Sounds — Estonian Folk Music Scene” title speaks for itself — it was a project supported by the Interreg fund (EU), with the purpose of showcasing and sharing some of Estonia’s best folk musicians’ works, especially in Japan. The official goal of the Interreg organization is to support “cross-sectoral collaboration models for boosting the export capabilities of Finnish and Estonian music entrepreneurs to Japan”.
Estonians’ love of nature and folk music is especially explored in this short and features the most prominent contemporary folk musicians of Estonia Curly Strings, Trad Attack, Mari Kalkun, Puuluup, and Tuulikki Bartosik. The film follows a journey around south Estonia and shows the true beauty of the Estonian nature and people.
Tallinn Music Week | Documentary
Production of Tallinn Music Week was a challenging journey for the post-production crew, as we needed to change our vision of the film along the way — this happens when one works on creating a documentary. Tallinn Music Week is a yearly celebration of music, where indie and up-and-coming artists from all over the world perform, exchange ideas and content.
The goal of this work was to tell the story of the festival through the eyes of its direct participants — the singers, songwriters, and producers. The interviews reflect the diverse nature of this cozy music festival — one might meet a hip-hop duo from Ukraine, a folk musician from Estonia, and a post-punk band from Taiwan.
VP Meets x Tungevaag & Raaban.
This short Vita Pictura documentary follows the work and upward rise of the dance music producer pair Tungevaag & Raaban, consisting of Norwegian DJ Martin Tungevaag and Swedish DJ Robbin Söderlund. The electronic dance music duo, which released their latest hit single “Million Lights” on Spinnin’ Records in March 2019, give insight into the point at which their collaboration began in 2011. The pair also divulge secrets to interviewer Adam Morris about the creation of their music videos, including the smash hit “Samsara”, which features a dancing gorilla on a Thai beach. Tungevaag said of the viral track, “It’s easy to recognize the sound. Like, you can listen to it for three seconds and the drop, and everyone was like, ‘Yeah, I’ve heard that song!’” On a personal level, they take inventory of Söderlund’s tattoos, discuss the rigors of their performance schedule, and highlight memories of their sets on internationally-renowned stages.
This “VP Meets” episode, directed by Georgius Misjura, kicks off the third season in a series that tells the story of prominent European artists. Past “VP Meets” showcases include Belgian Drum and Bass pioneer Netsky, as well as Tallinn-based Alisa Tsitseronova, whose airtight hip-hop dancing skills earned her a slot on NBC’s “World of Dance” alongside her boyfriend and dance partner, Joseph Tsosh. Other notable recent Vita Pictura documentaries feature the legendary German DJ duo Cosmic Gate, and Roomet Säälik, a well-known professional BMX rider from Estonia.
“We are excited to release this ‘VP Meets’ season premiere, since Tungevaag & Raaban filmed with us over a period of four years. The result really captures their energy, talent, and undeniable spirit of collaboration.” – Georgius Misjura
Stream it here: https://youtu.be/xs_W0tfxgG4
Skype University Hackathon aftermovie 2017.
Vita Pictura team produced Skype University Hackathon aftermovie for Archimedes SA.
The Unihack is a three day event that takes place for the third year in a row. It provides young developers with opportunity to try their skills out in a real life problem solving environment.
We filmed the interviews in Skype headquarters in Tallinn, Estonia and got to understand what brought young international programmers to participate in Skype Hackathon and why did they choose Estonia to study IT.