Eros Vlahos and Sage Bennett look into the MindsEye
The production company brings the two talented directors onto its roster.
Eros Vlahos started out doing stand up comedy as a child, selling out his solo show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival before retiring at the ripe age of 12. He then went into acting, performing in films and TV shows such as Skellig, Nanny McPhee and Game Of Thrones. Influenced and nurtured by talent like Emma Thompson and Joe Wright his interest moved to screenwriting, and soon after, directing.
Fusing a particular aesthetic style with visual comedy and intricate writing, Vlahos has developed an iconic brand of filmmaking that has been lauded by critics (his mum) as ‘above- average.’ Both of his most recent short films are being developed into feature films; Right Place, Wrong Tim starring Asa Butterfield (Sex Education) which premiered at SXSW 2019 and Double Tap which premiered at SXSW 2020.
Sage Bennett’s childhood, in New York City, Newburyport, and downtown Chicago, shaped her expansive curiosity, as did her art-obsessed family’s road trips, criss-crossing the USA summer after summer to visit every art museum they could find. This early exposure to visually stunning and unfiltered artwork fuelled her imagination and her need to create.
She began to channel this creative energy into short films, music videos and photography from a very young age, developing and honing her style. She continued to develop her skills through film courses at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Film and Media Arts program at the University of Utah.
Bennett’s work is emotional, evocative, and taps into universal truths from a feminine perspective. Bennett is passionate about using filmmaking as a tool to help us empathise with others we may not otherwise understand.