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Leila Thano

Photographer / Cinematographer

Greek-Australian from Sydney, Straya.

Good Coffee. Dad jokes. Apple Person.

Graduate of Media & Comms – UNSW.

Vegan Foodie. Loves Directing Films.

Natural Light. Adventures. Rad Views.

Daydreams about San Francisco. Dorky.

Leila / The Flamingo Society

Andria Aipavliti

Cinematographer/Multimedia Producer

From a coastal town in Paphos, Cyprus.

Netflix & Chips. Free Spirit. Visual Person.

Adores Dogs. Loves trying new things.

Graduate of Media Production – Germany.

Loves Editing. Creating Surreal Digital Art

Daydreams about Sunny Beach Days

Andria Aipavliti

Q&A

Why “The Flamingo Society”?

We get asked this question a lot. We first met in Larnaca, the city of salt lakes where flocks of flamingos hang out. We also like to think of ourselves as flamingos – quirky, flamboyant, traveling together anywhere we go. The “society” part symbolises our partnership with you; working creatively & collaboratively to produce a vision we share.

Where are you based? 

Much like flamingos, we like to travel around throughout the year. Cyprus & Australia are our bases, but we are always ready and excited to travel wherever we are needed.

 

 

What is your cinematography approach?

We keep things looking fresh, dynamic and lively. We’re inspired by retro aesthetics, and recreating old school concepts with a modern vibe. First and foremost, we make it a priority to make anyone that is part of our shoot comfortable and relaxed so we can all genuinely enjoy the shoot and have fun. Although we direct as well as film, we look for those in-between, real moments, rather than stage them. We also tend to use unconventional, abstract filming techniques that give a more unique look or outcome in post-production, where all the magic happens. Almost every clip we capture, the way we have captured it, has a specific purpose afterwards. We try to think ahead about how each clip could be used, and how to best capture them in order to have creative transitions, and thus, the most creative film outcome.

 

 

What about your photography?

The same goes for photography. We put a lot of emphasis on composition, tones, and natural lighting. Every photo we create has its own mood to express, a character, a feeling – it’s speaking, but without words. We love intimacy and human connection, we love seeing people in their own element – whether it’s quirky, out there, fun, crazy or calm and low-key. Getting to know the real you and expressing that visually is what it’s all about.

 

 

Can you also help me design my elopement? 

Absolutely! With the help of our very talented designer associate, we can provide you with a variety of designs to choose from, florals, decor and anything else you need to make your vision a reality. We’ll also do the location scouting for you, in order to find the absolute best spot for you to exchange vows, intimately and picturesque.

 

 

Can I choose the music for my film?

The short answer is no, but to elaborate: we invest a lot of time and energy into crafting films that are cinematic, creative, but also unconventional and very personalised. So, our mission is to get to know you on a personal level, and from that, produce a film you can watch over and over again, and feel the energy every time. Music & sound design plays a key role. Our editing process is very detailed, and that’s probably one of the reasons why you came to us. So, let us take care of the music – we’ll make sure the vibe matches up with our shared vision.

 

 

What is the booking process?

First step is to contact us and give us a brief on what you are interested in. We arrange a meet up over coffee or call and get to know each other, share some ideas and go through all the details together. Upon signing an agreement form, a booking deposit is taken and we lock in your date/schedule your project. Throughout every step of the way, we’ll be your creative partner at hand.