Most of our collective mythology is told through the eyes of the Great Men: generals, presidents, and dictators; the cultural giants, the moguls and the revolutionaries, who have stood front and centre on the global stage and re-written our cultural and geo-political narrative to great fame. They become iconic and emblematic, celebrated for their contributions to human endeavour. However, behind these boldface names, exerting a very different, and yet no less powerful influence, are the women of history: the muses, monarchs, moguls, and mistresses whose stories have largely remained untold because of their gender, because of politics and economics, because of their mental health issues.
Vanishing Pictures Productions was founded by collaborators Miranda and Viola to tell the stories of these women who have wielded soft power to change the course of history.
“People look for retreats for themselves, in the country, by the coast, or in the hills . . . There is nowhere that a person can find a more peaceful and trouble-free retreat than in his own mind. . . . So constantly give yourself this retreat, and renew yourself.”
- MARCUS AURELIUS