Credit; Barney Walters

Credit; Barney Walters

Pura Vida

“PURA VIDA”  is the most commonly used phrase in Costa Rica (statistically the happiest place on the planet). In the English language it simply translates to “pure life” although these two words have much more meaning throughout the Costa Rican culture

 

About Me

Hi my name is Mike, I'm from small mining town in West Yorkshire where I grew up with my mum, dad & older brother. Against all odds, my first career was as a professional skier.

As long as I can remember I have enjoyed being creative. I started making films to document the adventurous life I had whilst competing and training with friends all over the world.

Through natural progression, I developed a style that captured the fun we had and brought our memories flooding back. Over time I advanced to using professional video equipment and became more and more passionate about filmmaking.

I was forced into an early retirement through injury and although I was no longer able to ski professionally this allowed me to concentrate on my love for filmmaking.

The philosophy behind my filmmaking is simple. I want the viewer to feel like they were there and part of the fun. I capture events as they naturally occur with a documentary style.

Life’s too short to not have fun, you may as well be able to re-live the moments again on film…......Pura VIDa