"Belgian director Michiel Thomas’ first feature-length work is as engaging, thoughtful and inspiring as its subjects."
- Sheri Linden , The Hollywood Reporter
"He marries words and pictures like few others."
- Jim Giggans, Award-Winning KNBC & ABC7 News Anchor
Pura Vida! I'm Michiel Thomas, a Belgian native documentary filmmaker, video journalist, cameraman and video editor based in Los Angeles, California.
Since 2006 I've been working on a wide range of subject matter and for various clients in all parts of the world: from Netflix and HBO to PBS and BBC News. One of my major contributors and longtime partners in Tinseltown is Greet in Hollywood.
My experiences have taken me from the adventurous Senegalese savanna, to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood; from children playing street soccer in the townships of South Africa, to LeBron James pouring champaign on his teammates after winning a NBA championship. I am thankful for every opportunity to see the world as a complex and wondrous landscape of cultures, creatures and powerful geologic forces through the lens of my camera.