Mina Luna Vincent is a living phenomenon. As a prolific Mexican film director, art director, musician, artist, screenwriter, producer, and novelist, she awaits herself in the future and has proven to be a great source of inspiration for so many in her experience. I had the recent honor of being able to talk with Mina about the fuel behind her ambition and work as a multi-talented artist. Enjoy!

Warlock Asylum: It is certainly an honor to be able to present a glimpse of your life and work with our readers today. Please introduce yourself. Who is Mina Luna Vincent?

Mina Luna Vincent:  am an artist. I am a dreamer. I bring to life visions of the future. I show everyone a new world of art, advertising, and fashion through the lens of my camera. I create stories that give a message to the viewers. I break boundaries and barriers. I present a world outside the limitations of the mind. Mina Luna Vincent, a film director, an art director, and an artist, create the future she wants to see.

Warlock Asylum: How did your life as a child and formative years shape your outlook about art and life in general?

Mina Luna Vincent: Psychologists, psychiatrists, and researchers have held that your early years shape and impact your entire life. Luckily, my family was very creative and had a strong connection to art. There were painters, singers, actors, dancers, and musicians in my family. Everyone turned to the art for comfort, peace, and entertainment. My family encouraged innovation and creativity so playing an instrument poorly was not discouraged. Everyone was encouraged to create something that touches their heart. So, this is what I have been trying to do all my life. I have always experimented with various film genres, art forms, and fashion styles to create something that speaks to me and helps others in their path as an artist.

Warlock Asylum: As a Mexican film director, art director, musician, artist, screenwriter, producer, and novelist, your level of creativity is very impressive. Is there any particular art form that you enjoy doing more than the others?

Mina Luna Vincent: My love for fashion runs deep in my veins. I enjoy looking at new styles, trends, cuts, and motifs. To create a new mark in fashion design or follow a trend gives me a thrill! My admiration for fashion designing finds release in the form of fashion films. Creating a story and transforming your imagination into a fashion film is a process that speaks deeply to me. Currently, I am so happy to have created an Augmented Reality Fashion Film. There has never existed a film of this kind. The value of this art piece is 49 million dollars.

Warlock Asylum: How did you initially develop an interest in film?

Mina Luna Vincent: My family’s admiration for art helped me experience and enjoy various art forms. However, it was my father who first noticed the spark of a filmmaker in me. He used to see me creating unique stories from my imagination. He then gifted me a camera. I instantly fell in love with the camera! I finally had something to help me materialize my ideas. I started creating stop-motion then and later moved to 3D film.

Warlock Asylum: It is noted that as a filmmaker you have often explored Spanish-language dark fantasy pieces, such as gothic horror films. How did you become attracted to the aesthetics of goth and horror as a filmmaker?

Mina Luna Vincent: My family has been a great source of inspiration for my works. We have a rich cultural history in our family. We have Spanish, Mexican, Indian, American, and French ancestry in our blood, so I have grown up hearing rich literature, folktales, stories, and myths about these different cultures. I have always loved exploring the themes and ideas that do not have good reception to change audience perceptions and views about the world. Having access to such a vast knowledge form (courtesy of my family) helped me look deep into various film genres that previously may or may not have been popular with the people.

Warlock Asylum: What are some of the life lessons that you have learned as a fashion designer, artist, and filmmaker Director that help you navigate through life?

Mina Luna Vincent: My experiences working as a fashion designer, an artist, and a film director have taught me a lot about life and how people connect with stories. I have learned about the power of holding on, working harder, and never giving up despite hardships or failure. I have realized the power of a good film to bring a positive change in people. I have explored and loved the myriad of possibilities that exist while creating something in a genre. Life inspires me to create and connect with people all over the world. I love connecting with people and I love the ability of a film to use language to connect with people. Like language, a good song also makes a movie great. Music helps the film connect with the people. So, I usually start with a good song while creating my film.

Warlock Asylum: In what ways is your work as a filmmaker similar to some of your other artistic pursuits and how does it differ?

Mina Luna Vincent: All forms of art are connected. Having an experience or skill for more than one art form, be it music or singing, can inspire you in so many ways. Filmmaking is similar to my other artistic pursuits as it helps channelize my creative thoughts and uncommon ideas. It helps me release my creative energies to connect strongly with the people. What is different about filmmaking or each art form is how my approach varies from project to project. For every project, I find inspiration on the fly. I start looking for more information and researching the topic or the concept that I want to show. I look for the best medium to convey my ideas. So, I see if designing, making a film, or using music will be the best way to express my feelings. Over time, I have learned to transmit my ideas using the art form that makes me the happiest.

Warlock Asylum: What are some of the themes and ideas that you try to promote in your work?

Mina Luna Vincent: When I found Black Xolo Films in 2008, I promoted many different ideas, concepts, and industries. I helped in promoting tourism, the fashion industry, LGBTQ+, feminism, and much more. However, I never limited myself to these industries or movements. My work has continued to evolve as I am always exploring new areas. In general, what my work conveys is the importance of communicating our feelings and thoughts. Most of my work relies on the powerful connection that exists between all humans. I try to show this connection through colors, contrasts, and cuts in my videos and with distinct and unexpected endings. I express political and religious ideas and day-to-day musings in my works. To sum it up, my works deal with concepts that draw people’s attention by focusing on the negatives.

Warlock Asylum: What can we expect to hear from Mina Luna in the near future? Any final thoughts?

Mina Luna Vincent: I am so excited to bring exciting new things to all my viewers soon. In the future, a new era is coming in the music industry. On the other hand, I have just finished a new fashion film titled ‘Chulada’ from ‘Sucia’ the brand. This film is the first of its kind as it has developed a new genre in the Fashion Film Industry. It deals with Augmented Reality that has never been explored in the Fashion Film Industry before. I am thrilled to bring this new genre to the Fashion Film Industry. This unique film will be screened at the renowned Canadian International Fashion Film Festival (CANIFFF). The CEO of CANIFFF has personally invited me to participate in CANIFFF and witness the dawn of a new era in the Fashion Film Industry. I am honored to see that this art piece is currently valued at 49 million dollars, but I do not have it for sale at this moment. With the risks I take in my work by experimenting and thinking outside the box, I aim to encourage others to take a chance too. I invite everyone to explore within themselves and to create something that motivates them. You should never be afraid to give it a shot.

*On behalf of Warlock Asylum International News, I would like to wish you all the best in your endeavors. Please keep us posted!




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