Mirror Cinema was co-founded in 1999, by writer/director Brent Notbohm and longtime friend/producer Nicholas O. Langholff,. Mirror Cinema is an independent film and video production company dedicated to creating artistically innovative, politically, socially, and culturally progressive media in a variety of genres and formats.  “We are interested in locating the gray area between the ubiquitous but homogenized mainstream media and the innovative but marginalized avant-garde,” says Notbohm.



An Associate Professor of Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, Brent Notbohm holds a B.F.A. in film/video from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an M.F.A. in film from Syracuse University.  Brent has directed over 20 films and videos, including the controversial mocumentary, When Boys Become Monsters (2005), the acclaimed personal documentary, Grandma Fern (2000), and the poetry short, My Life by Water: Lorine Niedecker (2003). Madison is Brent’s second feature film.

Nicholas Langholff has been making movies for the last ten years and now numbers more than 40 films to his credit, 17 as First Assistant Director and 11 as Producer, including El Cártel and the award-winning Madison. His credits also include dozens of national commercials and promotional spots for clients such as Sundance Channel, Nickelodeon, Bravo, Oxygen, and IFC. He has filmed on location in Sudan, Brazil, and Mexico, and spends much of his time working between NY and LA. Langholff now focuses exclusively on developing and producing independent feature films, with a unique expertise in shooting on location in Wisconsin.

Links to some non-Mirror Cinema films Nick has worked on: