In 2012, Laviai Nielsen stood behind Jessica Ennis-Hill on the Olympic track as a kit-carrier. Her twin sister Lina stood in the lane next to her. Five years later, they are chasing their dream to run at the World Championships in the same stadium. A snapshot of a pair of extraordinary twin sisters, Lina/Laviai is a short documentary that focuses on their unique bond as they attempt to take athletics to the next level.

See the accompanying photography project | Lina/Laviai

Directed by Matt Houghton
Producer: Alistair Payne-James 
Cinematographer: Rina Yang
1st AC: Jonathan Lewis
2nd AC: Tom Reid 
Drone Photography: James Lovick
Editor: Max Windows 
Colourist: Joseph Bicknell 
Sound Designer: Tom Jenkins 
Music by Noah Wood

Many thanks: Jennifer Stoute, Frank Adams, Mark Morrisson, James Sorton, Flavia Blajfeder, Paul Gardner, George Rumsey, Pulse Films, Panavision, Stitch, Cheat, Stellar Athletics, New River Sports Centre, Queen Mary University of London

A Pulse Films production