In 2012, Laviai Nielsen stood behind Jessica Ennis-Hill on the Olympic track as a kit-carrier. Her twin sister Lina stood in the lane next to her. Five years later, they are chasing their dream to run at the World Championships in the same stadium. A snapshot of a pair of extraordinary twin sisters, Lina/Laviai is a short documentary that focuses on their unique bond as they attempt to take athletics to the next level.
A film by Matt Houghton | itsmatthoughton.co.uk
Photography project: https://tinyurl.com/ydyhm8s6
Directed by Matt Houghton
Producer: Alistair Payne-James
Cinematographer: Rina Yang
1st AC: Jonathan Lewis
2nd AC: Tom Reid
Drone Photography: James Lovick
Editor: Max Windows
Colourist: Joseph Bicknell
Sound Designer: Tom Jenkins
Music by Noah Wood
Many thanks: Jennifer Stoute, Frank Adams, Mark Morrisson, James Sorton, Flavia Blajfeder, Can Salahi, Paul Gardner, George Rumsey, James Spinney, Peter Middleton, Tom Smeeth, Maxime Delobel, Adrian Royle, Pulse Films, Panavision, Stitch, Cheat, Stellar Athletics, New River Sports Centre, Queen Mary University.
A Pulse Films production