An aspiring creative academy specializing in filmmaking

Providing a platform for emerging women filmmakers and a space to nurture creativity and ensuring a diversity of perspectives
Hi, I am Michaela Rihova

Creator from filmmaking background.

I believe in life-inspired creation. I hold a master’s degree in film directing and a bachelor’s degree in fine art new media from three art schools in the Czech Republic and the United Kingdom.

I’ve been dancing professionally for ten years, specializing in jazz, contemporary, and ballet, where I learned how to perceive space in connection to choreography, a valuable talent for choreographing actors as a director.

I’ve worked as an assistant director on a variety of projects, ranging from student films in the United Kingdom and the Film Academy FAMU to high-profile advertisements. I’ve played a variety of roles behind the camera in big-budget films such as Carnival Row, outstanding films directed by English director Mike Leigh, and other Czech movies.

How visualisthink was born?

I worked myself to fatigue, sacrificing creative freedom and time for my own work, and this was the catalyst for the VisualisThink concept to emerge. The most vital asset for any filmmaker or artist, in my opinion, is creative freedom.

No one can guarantee you’ll become a top filmmaker, but I can guarantee you’ll have all I’ve learned in more than 12 years of experience and from the type of education I’ve received. According to statistics, Hollywood is missing out on a great opportunity, for people want to see more of female characters directed by women.

As an independent filmmaker, you have the ability to work self-sufficiently. In a world where films have traditionally been gendered as a masculine activity, I believe that female voices and representations in films and other audiovisual initiatives are important for the enormous potential they hold and represent is much needed in the world.

Goals & Purpose

Cultivating the next generation of women filmmakers in the filmmaking industry by helping them hone their craft, tell stories, and build their own powerful portfolio.

Here’s what you get
with visualisthink

Build High-Value Skills in Filmmaking Industry

Filmmaking tips curated exclusively to support aspiring filmmakers in inducing creativity and developing skills and talent.
  • in-depth classical creative and filmmaking methods

  • Enhance your visual storytelling skills

  • Develop your innate talent and skills in filmmaking

Support from a Creative Community

Get a cinematic exchange of insights, perspectives, and emotions no matter where you are.
  • Share your creative ideas, stories, experiences

  • 100% love and support from the community

  • Connect with your fellow film enthusiasts

High-valued tips about Filmmaking and Creative Shots

Take advantage of exclusive benefits while discovering the best cinematic resources. Here’s what every aspiring filmmaker should know of.
  • Learn and master handling pre-productions

  • Strengthen your visual storytelling skills

  • Create an award-winning films and shots

FREE Filmmaking
course in your inbox

Start learning with Misha’s free mini-course on creative filmmaking hack. Sign up and discover how to break into the industry. Mini-Course will guide you how to take advantage of future trends, gain insight knowledge from successful female filmmakers and bonus – understand the secret essence of the film craft with visual storytelling case study.